Reload Greece Conference 2017 The Unstoppable Generation: Hacking Entrepreneurship into a Culture

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About Reload Greece

Reload Greece is UK-based educational charity that provides the next generation of entrepreneurs with the guidance, support and means to create ventures with a social and economic impact. 

All revenues from Reload Greece Conference 2017 will go towards furthering its charitable objective. To date more than 2,500 young people have benefited from Reload Greece's programmes. For more information about our programmes, please click here 

About the Conference:

At Reload Greece we believe that positive change can only come about if entrepreneurship is instilled across all industries and all sectors.  In this year's conference, The Unstoppable Generation: Hacking Entrepreneurship into a Culture, we will address the shift away from entrepreneurship as a success vehicle for the few, to entrepreneurship as a mindset that can be applied by the many, for the common good. 

After almost a decade since the Greek crisis began, the young generation is now being put to the test. This Unstoppable Generation are looking to do things differently, they are developing new opportunities and being the change they want to see. 


08.45 - 09.30  Registration
Morning Coffee & Networking
09.30 - 09.45  Welcome Remarks
Effie Kyrtata, Reload Greece
9:45 - 10:05    Entrepreneurial Culture: The Invisible but Distinct Factor of the Ease of Doing Business
Simeon Djankov, Director, Financial Markets Group, London School of Economics
The creator of the World Bank's Doing Business Series shares his insight on how developing an entrepreneurial culture can playa pivotal role towards a country's rapid development in the rankings and beyond.
10.05 - 10:25 Collective Vision: Leading the Change You Want to See in Your Country 
Charity Wayua, Public Sector Research Manager, IBM Nairobi Kenya
Kenya has been ranked the world's third most reformed country two years in a row. How did Kenyans works together towards a collective vision in order to transform their homeland?
10:25 - 10:55 What does international experience teach us about the  promise and perils of transforming Greece
Simeon Djankov, Charity Wayua
A panel discussion moderated by Nick Maltzoukis - Editor, MacroPolis
10:55 - 11:10 Young & Mighty: Breaking Stereotypes in Schools
Diana Voutyrakou, Founder & GM, Unique Minds
Diana has received worldwide recognition for her work in the field of robotics. How did she break through the stereotypes & create a social entreprise that enables her peers to discover their ideal career?
11:10 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 11:50 Shaping the Cities of the Future
Gordon Innes, Economic Development, Bloomberg Associates
Having worked with governments to help cities equip themselves for their future,        Gordon will discuss the pillars on which successful entrepreneurial ecosystems can be built
11:50 - 12:30 A Culture of Innovation - The Inside Stories
Beverley Nielsen, Birmingham City University, Director of "Birmingham Made Me"
Tobias Stone, Entrepreneur & Advisor to Estonia e-Residency Programme
Moderated by Vicky Price - Economist & CEBR Board Member, a panel discussion on challenges cities face when attempting to build entrepreurial ecosystems.
12:30 - 13:10 Financing Entrepreneurship & Growth
Nicholas Jennett, Deputy Director General & Head of Investment Team for Greece, European Investment Bank
Moderated by Yiannis Palaiologos, Kathimerini, a panel discussion on how the Greek    entrepreneurial ecosystem can leverage the new round of funding which is about to hit the country
13:10 - 14:10 Lunch
14:10 - 15:10 Breakout Sessions: Hacking Entrepreneurship into Traditional Industries
1. Fintech & Financial Services in association with the Hellenic Bankers Association 
Sergio Tzianos, NatWest | Aristotelis Xenofontos, Santander InnoVentures | Antonis Ntatzopoulos, HBA, Mariia Barsuk, EBR
2. Prospects of Renewable & Energy Efficiency Technologies in association with the Greek Energy Forum
Menelaos Ioannis, Lightsource Lab | Demetris Koufos, EBDR | Ioannis Orfanos, Green Value Associates, Daria Nochevnik,GEF
3. Scaling Up in the Tourism Industry
Philipp Brinkmann, Tripsta | Katerina Santikou, Workathlon | Maria Evripides,            Boukyourweddingday
4. Innovation in the Corporate Sector
Konstantinos Frantzis, IDEO | Mollie Amkraut, IDEO | Katerina Kyrilli, Digital Inclusion Specialist
15:10 - 15:30 Playing to Win: Driving Innovation from within
Michalis Fostiropoulos, Director, Almi Tankers S.A.
How did the Director of one of Greece's youngest bulk-carrier shipping companies re-shape his company's culture, transforming it to a place where innovation flourishes as a result of collective participation
15:30 - 15:50 RG alumni start-up pitches - Rising to the Challenge
Reload Greece alumni will be pitching their start-ups. We challenge you to pitch back your ideas for helping to double their impact.
1. BookYourWeddingDay, Maria Evripides
2. Cube RM, George Boretos
3. Mastiha World, George Economides
4. Nima Composites, Evangelos Zymbeloudis
5. Pushme, George Kalligeros
6. Workatlon, Katerina Santikou
15:50 - 16:10 Coffee
16:10 - 16:40 Cultural Reform: The Role of Diaspora
Dr. Othon Anastasakis, Director, South East European Studies (SEESOX) 
Nikos Vettas, General Director, Foundation of Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) and Professor of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business 
Costas Meghir, Professor of Economics, Yale University
Antonis Kamaras, SEESOX St Anthony's College, University of Oxford
Moderated by Yiorgos Mylonadis, LBS, a panel discussion on the efforts of the Greek  diaspora is and should be making to bring about changes in policy, philanthropy, and  other key sectors in Greece, in order to encourage an entrepreneurial mindset
16:40 - 17:00 Cross Border Entrepreneurship: Collaborating from Distant Locals 
Dimitris Melachroinos, CEO,
The fascinating story of four co-founders who conceived and executed their vision from different locations.
17:00 - 17:30 Future Outlook for Investment Trends 
How does political and economic instability affect investment trends and what is the outlook with Brexit looming for investments in Europe and particularly in Greece.
Anne-Laure Kiechel, Partner, Financing Advisory Group / Sovereign Advisory Group & Global Head of Rothschild's Rating Advisory Practice, Rothschild 
17:30 - 17:50 How to Quit the "Quit Mentality": The Story Behind One of Greece's Greatest Start-Up Exits
Aimilios Chalamandaris, CEO, Innoetics
Innoetics was recently acquired by Samsung, making one of Greece's greatest entrepreneurial success stories. CEO, Aimilios Chalamandaris, will be sharing how their journey began, how perseverance wins and how start-ups can follow their lead of building global and sustainable businesses in Greece 
17:50 - 18:00 Closing Remarks
Effie Kyrtata, Reload Greece
18:00             Networking Reception


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