Europe’s Best Young Entrepreneur by Business Week – close enough, or not

About a month ago, I receive an email from Business Week, stating that I was one of the about 40 nominees for the Europe’s Best Young Entrepreneur 2008 contest. That was a really pleasant surprise, asking me to reply with more information on my business, next to confirming that I am 29 years old or …

Introducing HowSocial.ru, a project of Startup Weekend Athens

I’m too exhausted to write about anything but my excitement on participating at Startup Weekend Athens, as @andrewhyde said “the biggest SUW ever organized in Europe”. We set up a fantastic team by @kcorax, @dimitristi, @netwire, @ageor and @thimios and turned a rough idea (“friendfeed counter anyone?”) conceived about an hour before the event into …

Conjuring Startups out of Thin Air, a presentation at Stream08

A couple of days ago, George Kasselakis, Dimitris Athanasiadis and I had the privilege to lead a discussion at the Stream08 unconferene. Together with Jennifer Schenker of BusinessWeek, we attempted -quite successfully!- to trigger the conversation about innovation in Europe, trying to figure out some best practices for enabling entrepreneurship excellence. The presentation is embedded …