ABOUT US

Make a difference in your homeland:

your most profitable investment!​

Our goal is to accelerate the creation and growth of Greek world-class technology companies, with the potential of impacting key sectors of the global economy.

Your financial contribution allows us to mentor and train technology-based innovators, entrepreneurs and businesses, and to offer them access to practical knowledge, mentorship, global networking and resources to transform their ideas into world-changing organizations.

We are proudly affiliated with the local Chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum which, for the last five years, offers a world-class acceleration program in support of technology-focused start-ups in Greece.

Your tax-deductible donation can help organizations like MITEF Greece to continue changing the game for many Greek entrepreneurs; it is a concrete initiative which supports a recovering Greek economy while simultaneously providing opportunity and expertise to a rising entrepreneurial spirit. What you give always comes back to you!

Our Team

Marina Hatsopoulos
Director, President

George Petrocheilos
Director, Secretary

Picture Vassilis Papakonstatinou

Vassilis Papakonstantinou
Director, Treasurer

Matthew Downs
Director, Asst, Treasurer

We have established a Strong Start!

OUR MISSION

The Hellenic Innovation Network, an outgrowth of MIT Enterprise Forum Greece, was created to empower startups from Greece and Cyprus (“Greek startups”) with a bridge to the U.S. through pitching and networking opportunities. We want to facilitate cross-border collaboration in order to provide Greek startups with access to potential investors, distributors, partners, customers, suppliers, mentors, advisors and board members.

Our ultimate goal in helping Greek startups to expand is to increase employment opportunities in Greece.

OUR STORY

The Founding Advisors to The Hellenic Innovation Network are professionals based in Boston and New York City with affiliation to MIT Enterprise Forum Greece, an Athens-based accelerator that serves Greek technology companies through its startup competitions, workshops and conferences.

This platform was conceived by our group to build a curated online community of professionals, and enable them to connect, interact and collaborate. We seek to amplify the digital reach of our work as well as the work of other stakeholders active in the Greek tech ecosystem by sharing information about events, startups and innovators in the community—inclusive to anyone and agnostic to any organization.

The Hellenic Innovation Network has provided programming for the community with the generous support of the Greek Consulate in Boston, led by Consul General of Greece in Boston, Mr. Stratos Efthymiou.

Hellenic Innovation Network is an operation of Greek Technology Entrepreneurship Forum, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with U.S. taxpayer ID #83-2168200

OUR ADVISORS

Our Advisors are entrepreneurs, technology innovators and investors with a commitment to supporting, inspiring, and cultivating Greek entrepreneurial leaders.

OUR ADVISORS

Our volunteering team consists of distinguished and experienced Greeks in technology who are committed to supporting, inspiring, and cultivating the future of Greek entrepreneurial leaders.

As individuals who have themselves worked as startup entrepreneurs, tech innovators and investors, the Board of Directors champions our mission and are all active contributors to our community.

Stamatis Astra Innovation & Manufacturing Partners

Michalis Bletsas
MIT Media Lab

George Demosthenous 
Voda.ai

Dean Dimizas 
Cambridge Associates

Aristos Doxiadis 
Big Pi

Stratos Efthymiou
Consul General of Greece in Boston

Marina Hatsopoulos
Levitronix Technologies

Alec Karys 
Soli

Kosta Ligris
Stavvy

Konstantinos Michanetzis 
Sylipsis

Nikos Papadelis
Emergn

Vassilis Papakonstantinou 
MIT Enterprise Forum Greece

Anna Protopapas 
Mersana

Michael Tzannes 
Accusonus

Basil Vetas 
Gagosian

Giorgos Zacharia 
Kayak

Our Board of Directors

Marina Hatsopoulos, President

Vassilis Papakonstantinou, Treasurer

Matt Downs, Assistant Treasurer

Michail Bletsas, Member

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