Just a human who loves innovation ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

In my latest endeavours, my sole purpose is to make the Greek startup ecosystem even more innovative. Towards this goal I'm pushing digital transformation and innovation through Found.ation as an Innovation Projects Manager while informing and keeping the ecosystem updated through Techstars Startup Digest, being the Athens curator.

When unwinding I enjoy spinning records, reading books, painting acrylics, experimenting in the kitchen or appreciating a classic film.

I know a thing or two on

Project Management

Missing deadlines is not my thing as planning and management come very natural to me. Along with clear goal setting and team leading any project will be completed effectively.

Business Development

Keen on making any business more effective by creative idea generation, complementing the growth-oriented strategy implementation.

Digital Marketing

Full-stack digital marketeer and huge lover of all things marketing. Experienced on Social Media Management, Content Creation, PPC Marketing and Analytics as well as planning a complete Marketing Strategy.
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what peace looks like
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urbanism
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sightseeing
crate digging
crate digging
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shades of blue
@paulhourlias

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perspectives
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greek sunsets
my kind of street photography
my kind of street photography
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my natural habitat
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I’m a Production & Management Engineer by education and creative entrepreneur by heart, based in Athens, Greece. Currently  driving innovation in Greece, through Found.ation's projects. You can see my hobbies and passions on my secret Notion page.

Education

2016 - Present
Production Engineering
& Management

Technical
University of
Crete

2020
Smart Arficial Materials
Winter School

Technical
University of
Braunschweig

Experiences

2021-Present
Curator of Athens
Startup Digest

Techstars

2021-Present
Innovation Projects
Specialist

Found.ation

2021
FTxBocconi Talent
Challenger

Financial Times
& Bocconi University

2019-2021
Co-Founder &
Head of Operations

Virality Effect

2019-2021
Digital Marketing
Manager

TEDxChania

2019
Marketing Specialist
Intern

UAWC Agency

2017-2018
Community Manager

Healthzin

2016-2017
Assistant Manager

Startup Europe
Week Crete

2016-2017
Marketing Manager

Youth
Entrepreneurship
Club