Openfund aims to bridge the gap between aspiring entrepreneurs and inventors and early-stage investment capital required to bring their ideas to life. Its founding members bring world class expertise in setting up successful technology businesses. Beyond seed-stage funding, Openfund also provides entrepreneurs with assistance in all aspects of setting up their businesses, including technology and product development, business development and sales, marketing and legal support, among others. For more information about Openfund, visit: http://theopenfund.com
Established in 2012, the PJ Tech Catalyst Fund is a venture capital fund that invests in seed stage startup companies with a focus on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and supports the development of entrepreneurship in Greece. Besides venture capital, PJ Tech Catalyst provides start-up teams that it invests in with assistance in all stages of their value creation journey. For more information visit: http://www.pjtechcatalyst.com/
NBG Business Seeds is an integrated program designed to foster innovative and export-oriented entrepreneurship. NBG Business Seeds includes actions that aim at showcasing innovative ideas and projects, training and mentoring young entrepreneurs, and providing infrastructures, networking and financing. Once the annual competition “Innovation & Technology” is over and the awards given, NBG supports the implementation of selected proposals that are distinguished. Find out more at www.nbg.gr/en/nbgseeds.
Panos combines technology engineering, management consulting and business coaching knowledge and skills through studies and practice. He spent his early professional life on research and the rest on managing projects and organizations. He focuses on competitive strategy, business modeling, and organizational structure.
Panos believes that the new economics unleashed by the Internet will reset the fundamental orientation towards systematic efforts to empower the individuals. In this new world, education matters in a big way and individual creativity and entrepreneurship will rule. Accordingly, he seeks to invest in teams with similar mission and a business that can scale globally.