SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises and Endeavor Greece aspire to create a global community of Greeks who create and fund innovative ventures.

The goal is to form an open to all knowledge and networking community, where world-renowned Greek entrepreneurs, investors and high-level executives share knowledge, connections and resources with rapidly growing Greek start-ups.


Greek start-ups will have the opportunity to explore opportunities, collaborate with leading companies, exchange expertise, explore new markets and grow.

The initiative starts with the first international digital conference “Innovative Greeks” on March 2-3, 2021, with the participation of influential Greeks in the fields of technology and innovation.

The agenda is as follows:

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

17:00 – 17:10 Introduction

SEV’s contribution to the establishment of the Innovative Greeks’ Community and the strategic partnership with Endeavor

Markos Veremis, Chairman, Upstream, Partner BigPi Ventures (co-Chair, SEV Innovation Committee)

Konstantinos Kokkalis, Chairman, Intrasoft International (co-Chair, SEV Innovation Committee)

Panagiotis Karampinis, Managing Director, Endeavor Greece

17:10 – 17:50 Panel discussion: Founding, growing, and transforming businesses in innovation-based biopharma How the industry rose to the covid-19 pandemic challenge.

  • George D. Yancopoulos, co-Founder, President and Chief Scientific Officer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

  • George Scangos, CEO, Vir Biotechnology

  • Nicholas Galakatos, Global Head of Life Sciences, Blackstone (co-Founder and Managing Director of Clarus, acquired by Blackstone)

Coordination: Stelios Papadopoulos, Chairman of the Board, Biogen

17:50 – 18:30 Panel discussion: The global network of Greeks in innovation How they have managed to succeed, and how the community can contribute to the faster development of the innovation ecosystem.

  • Niki Trigoni, Professor at University of Oxford, co-Founder & CTO, Navenio

  • Nicky Goulimi, co-Founder & COO, Nova Credit

  • Christos Tryfonas, Founder & Chief Architect, Aisera

  • Niko Bonatsos, Managing Director, General Catalyst

Coordination: Markos Veremis

18:30 – 19:10 Panel discussion: Greeks managing exceptional companies Investing in innovation? How big companies can innovate, how they can help scaling-up throughout the innovation ecosystem and how they should interact with startups.

  • Victoria Stavridou-Coleman, 22nd Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

  • Dean Dakolias, co-Chief Investment Officer, Fortress Investment Group

  • Jim Gianopulos, Chairman/CEO, Paramount Pictures

  • Evan Kotsovinos, Global Head of Infrastructure, American Express

  • Panayiotis Vitakis, Chief Customer Officer, Celonis

Coordination: Konstantinos Kokkalis, Chairman, Intrasoft International

19:10 – 19:40 Innovation & Growth: Discussion with the Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and SEV’s Chairman Dimitri Papalexopoulos

Discussion on the post-covid growth agenda and the pivotal role that innovation plays for economic growth.

Coordination: Costantza Sbokou – Constantakopoulou, co-Owner & CEO, Phāea Resorts / Senior Architect, TEMES SA / Chairwoman, Endeavor Greece.