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Mentors

Rade Joksimovic

radeRade Joksimovic - started cranking out companies in his teens, with no outside investment whatsoever and before he turned 22, he sold one of his early businesses for an undisclosed amount, only 18 months after launching and growing it to 400+ B2B clients and 15 employees (e-commerce software industry). then He spent a few years travelling the world and honourably speaking on conferences ("E-trgovina 2013", "DIDS 2013", "Startit #18 2014 American Corner", "Startup Academy Day 2013", etc.) and regional congresses ("OMGCommerce 2013 Zagreb", "EBAN 2013 Vienna", etc.). These experiences have enabled Rade to start Loyalis (https://loyalis.co), a one-click setup and deploy BI + loyalty program for online merchants in the US. Loyalis is operated by Loyalis Technologies, Inc., a Delaware-based C-Corp backed by StartLabs Corp and prominent business angel Jugoslav Petkovic.

Andreas C.R. Baresel-Bofinger

andreasAndreas C.R. Baresel-Bofinger - a private investor, co-founder of the Hellenic Business Angels Network – HeBAN. He is Managing Partner of Wilhelm Bofinger GmbH & CoKG in Germany. Andreas has also the role of Strategic Enterprise Advisor at CITY College, the International Faculty of the University of Sheffield where he has been lecturing Master and Bachelor courses at the Business Administration and Economics Department. In his position as Project Manager at the South-East European Research Centre (SEERC) in Thessaloniki he has been strongly involved in the support and development of the entrepreneurial eco-system in South-East Europe. Andreas served as Advisory Board Member at the InnovationFarm Stage One Accelerator in Thessaloniki.

Dr. Theologos Prokopiou

theologosDr. Theologos Prokopiou - a senior international expert on innovation and entrepreneurship support infrastructure projects and especially Incubators/Accelerators and Science & Technology Parks. Dr Prokopiou is currently the Managing Director of the Technology and New Economy Incubator i4G-Incubation for Growth (www.i4gr.gr) member of the Euroconsultants Group, overseeing the services provided to incubatees in the fields of management consulting, technology management, popularization of investment possibilities, seeking and securing of funds for business development. He has successfully participated in the establishment and management of numerous incubation and S&T Parks initiatives, and is highly experienced in the development and delivery of high-end SME training and consultancy services.

Janko Milunovic

jankoJanko Milunovic - Currently employed as Lead Scout at Startupbootcamp Berlin. He was before Project Manager at Pioneers in Vienna and also Entrepreneur in Residence at ICT Hub in Serbia, also he was responsible for business development and innovation management in digital banking services in Sberbank Sebia. He is an expert in modern online banking and development of web sales channels, go2market strategies, business models and innovation management. His experience includes working at Sony (projects in the areas of eCommerce and Professional B2B innovations). He is one of the founders and Head of Strategy & Biz Dev of Brainstorm LLC company.

Costas Vasiliou

costasCostas Vasiliou - Costas Vasiliou is cofounder and Chief Customer Officer at Schoox, Inc an Austin TX company founded in 2012. He has 15 years of executive management experience in the Software Sector. Prior to Schoox he joined OTS, a European start-up company at it's first steps which developed administrative and financial software for the Public Sector. He served the company from a various number of managerial positions and helped building one of the strongest software companies in Greece. As a CCO he is responsible for revenue attainment and expansion of the Schoox platform. He ensures the overall success of customers during all phases of their engagement with the product. He oversees all customer-facing operations including Sales, Customer Success, and Services teams for Schoox.

Aleksandar Nedeljkovic

aleksandarAleksandar Nedeljkovic - Chief Financial Officer at Mainstream - #1 managed hosting and IaaS firm in Serbia and among the fastest growing tech firms in EMEA by Deloitte Technology Fast 500 2015. Prior joining Mainstream, Aleksandar was manager in the Business Advisory Services at Deloitte Belgrade. In his career, he acquired vast experience working on the projects in area of strategy and operations advisory, M&A, funds raising and operating model transformation. He participated as team leader or team member in number of engagements performed for domestic and international clients, especially in energy & resources sector, manufacturing, FSI and various service industries. His area of interest includes CFO services, investor relations, fund raising and operations transformation.

Marijeta Lazor

marijetaMarijeta Lazor - Head of Department for Planning and Development at the Novi Sad Fair (Serbia) where she works in the area of Project and Program Management. Marijeta graduated at the University of Novi Sad and obtained her M.Sc. degree in the area of Strategic Management at the University Educons. During her professional career, she was involved in a lot of commercial and NGO domestic/international projects, and her core competencies are in field of integrated marketing communication and event management. Also, she is Program Director at Center for Development Knowledge Society in Novi Sad (NGO sector) and personal business coach. Her fields of interest are MICE business, strategic management and project/program management.

Sotiris Siagas

sotirissSotiris Siagas - Executive VP of i4G SA. For more than 15 years, Sotiris has been involved in IT, Electronics, Energy and Telecommunications from both sides of the table, as an entrepreneur and as an investor. He has experience in financial analysis, business planning, business development and risk capital investments. He has served on the boards of early stage companies in the IT, Health, Energy and Biotechnology sectors and as lead contact for all i4G investments. Sotiris was also the co-founder of a leading Geoinformatics company in Greece. He holds an MBA from Imperial College Business School (London, UK) and a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Aristotle University (Thessaloniki). He is certified investment professional by the EVCA, member of the Technical Chamber of Greece and the IEEE and speaks 3 languages.

Theofilos Mylonas

theofilosTheofilos Mylonas - a successful Entrepreneur and Software, mobile & internet executive with over 20 years of experience, including general management, product development, business models, business operations, strategy, negotiation, financing, deal structure, international, marketing, brand development & management, business development, public relations, press strategy, mergers and acquisitions, start-ups, business development, software development, board management, investing. He founded in 1998 the software company Cardisoft (was President & Chief Executive Officer) which he sold in 2012. Cardisoft is one of the most important software development companies in Greece and is specialized in the development of a Student Management Platform.

Dušan Vukanovic

dusanDušan Vukanovic - a co-founder and Managing Partner of the Cromer Group. Before launching his own business, Dusan has been working for eight years for the National Democratic Institute, an American organization that supported the democratization process in Serbia before and after the change in 2000 where he managed different administrative and program fields, working with different groups of beneficiaries and representatives of political parties, Government officials, entrepreneurs and NGO representatives. As a member of the Managing Board of the Association of Management Consultants of Serbia, elected for two years’ term (2012-2014), he contributed to the improving standards of the consulting industry in Serbia. In 2012 AMCS became a member of International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI), a global network of management consulting associations.

Philip Papadopoulos 

papadopoulosDr. Philip Papadopoulos is the Director of the Strategic Project Management Office of the American Farm School in Thessaloniki, Greece and Head of the International Business Department of Perrotis College. He earned his PhD from the London School of Economics, his M.A. in International Relations from the University of Sussex and a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics. He has been active as a trainer and organizational consultant in the public and private sectors and has recently completed a consultancy for the University of Macedonia in matters of quality assurance in tertiary education. His research interests include: entrepreneurship and innovation, organizational and national culture, product development and consumer behavior in the food sector.
Dr Papadopoulos leads the Centre for Agricultural Entrepreneurship of the American Farm School, the main aim of which is to support innovative ideas turn into entrepreneurial sustainable actions for the agro food sector. The Center is connected to, and collaborates with, local and international agro food industries, entrepreneurship organizations and universities on subjects related to sectorial applied research. The centre offers consultancy and training services both to start-ups and established companies.

 

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FRACTALS aims to support the community of innovative ICT SMEs and web-entrepreneurs to develop FIWARE based applications with high market potential, addressing the needs of the agricultural sector. Read more...