Startup Weekend Volos: Makis Antypas as a Mentor

Co-founder and CIO of Viva Payments (, Makis is in charge of technology, operations and new services development at one of Europe’s most innovative mobile payments companies. He holds a BSc in Industrial Management from University of Piraeus and an MSc in Information Systems from the University of Sheffield.

A member of the TEDxAcademy organizing team since 2010, he took part in the organization of 5 successfull TEDx events in Athens and several parallel activities like the Rising Stars mentoring program, the Call to Innovation contest in collaboration with Singularity University, and the #dialogue4change TEDxSalons.

Talk to Makis about ideas in mobile payments, electronic money transactions, open data, technologies in home automation, the internet of things, music and contemporary architecture.

Startup Weekend Volos: Alexandros Melis as a Mentor

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Alexandros has a Bachelor on Mechanical Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Master in Arts in Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations from The University of Sheffield. He has an extensive working experience both in Event Marketing and Community Management. He is also a co-founder of Sponsor Boat and THHF festival.

For Second time Domotel Xenia Volos support our Startup Weekend Volos!

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Welcome to one of the best hotels in Volos! Domotel Xenia Hotel

The Leader hotel in Volos awarded as one of the best hotels in Volos. Domotel Xenia Volos hotel is located in Pelion, according to the Greek mythology was the summer residence of Gods and the Centaurs’ homeland. At the foot of Mt Pelion, in the cove of Pagasitikos GulfDomotel Xenia Volos hotel in Volos has created in the last years its own…myth providing hospitality services for a… divine accommodation.

With absolute respect to the cultural heritage of “Xenia” buildings that had been some of the most brilliant examples of Greek architecture in the 20th century, the hotel build in the 60’s is characteristic of the postwar modernism in Volos. It has been fully renovated , the services have been updated and the hotel has been transformed into a modern 5-star city and conventions resort for a relaxing Volos accommodation .

It is not by chance that since June 2006 when Domotel Xenia Volos started to operate gained immediately a leading position in its category in the broader area.




Startup Weekend Volos: Penny Tsaoutou as a Mentor

Penny Tsaoutou

Managing Director at EPSA S.A.penny tsaoutou

Penny graduated from Deere College in 1995 holding a Bachelor in Accounting and Finance. After completing her Masters degree in the same major at Lancaster University (UK), she works for Epsa S.A., a traditional Greek soft drinks industry, as a Financial Manager. Since 2004 she is the Managing Director of the company. Epsa S.A. is a family business and along with her father and brother continue to run the 90-year-old company, trying to combine tradition with innovation but first of all to keep quality standards high. The last four years new products were launched, like the Bio Lemonade and Orangeade, the first Greek Organic soft drinks, and the Light line, soft drinks with sweetener from the stevia plant. Both innovations gained many awards.

StartUp Weekend VOLOS for the First Time in Global Start Up Battle

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Startup Weekend Volos
November 21st, 2014

The First StartUp Weekend Volos that takes part in Global StartUp Battle is here!

For the first time the Challenge for the best entrepreneurial idea goes Global. You will have the chance to compete locally, then against your region and then the world.

Come and be a part of this amazing once-in-a-lifetime event, socialize, share ideas, form teams, and launch startups!!

You won’t be alone. Mentors will be there to help you and answer your questions every step of the way.

It will be 54 Hours of Pure Chaos that you will utterly love!

Don’t miss it! Stay tuned for the registrations’ opening !