Instructors' Resumes

Soft Skills & Personal Development


Sharon Jackson

Founder of ESA & Director of Carlton CSR - UK

Sharon is Founder of ESA as well as Director of Carlton CSR - UK, Associate Faculty at Cranfield School of Management, Associate Scholar at University of Cumbria, Institute for Sustainability and Leadership, Visiting Lecturer at Murray Edwards College- Cambridge University and Visiting Research Fellow at Athens University of Economics and Business.

Before embarking on a teaching and research career, Sharon worked for 15 years in global commerce in senior roles in the electronic component sector, developing international business through global distribution and supply chains.


Thanos Paraschos

CEO at iprovidenow & Founder of supermarketnow

Thanos runs his own UK based company iprovidenow the last 5 years. He is the CEO and Founder of Supermarketnow and Deliverynow as well as the Co-Founder and President of Youth Entrepreneurship Club. He has over 10 years professional experience as he started developing his entrepreneurial spirit from the age of fifteen. He has devoted his time to the idea of sharing his expertise, even failures and his main goal is to give support and incentive to aspiring entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into business.


Kostapanos Miliaressis

Co-Founder of Ethelon

Kostapanos Miliaressis is a young professional who is characterised by his passion for volunteering, events & projects and entrepreneurship. He is enthusiastic and multipotentialite, addicted to innovative ideas and traveling with a backpack on his shoulders. Having grown and matured by AIESEC and TEDx Events along with his degree in Business Administration from AUEB, Kostapanos aims to utilize his creativity and perseverance in order to change the world for the better. He is currently General Manager and Co-founder of ethelon an organization promoting volunteering in the Greek society and creating the adequate framework for cooperation between volunteers, NGOs and companies, aiming for a more active and equal society. Through his work in ethelon, he has received international recognition from the Ashoka Foundation as a Global Changemaker and recognised in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, in the category of Social Entrepreneurs.


Sotiris Baratsas

Co-Founder & CEO @ Effect

Sotiris Baratsas is an award-winning social entrepreneur in the fields of Education and Youth Employment. He is the CEO & co-founder of Effect, helping young people in Greece become more employable and enter the job market. He was worked in various Marketing Roles and has an extensive Digital Marketing experience in startups (Effect), SMEs (, local and global NGOs (AIESEC) and large multinational companies (Coca-Cola HBC).

In the last 4 years, he has trained more than 2200 students, entrepreneurs and professionals in Creativity, Design Thinking, Marketing, Public Speaking and Career Planning. He has been awarded many times for his work in Effect and Success Academy, winning the Social Impact Award 2015, the Angelopoulos CGIU Fellowship 2016 and a Silver HR Award 2016. He is also a member of Nissan Generation N, the winner of Coca-Cola’s Innovation Day 2015 and an alumnus of the International Visitor Leadership Program of the USA State Department.

Introduction in Web & App Development


Dimitris Dimosiaris

Co Founder of Mindspace, Web Designer

Dimitris is studying Mechanical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens. He is a founding member of two well-known student-run organizations in Greece that have to do with innovation and entrepreneurship, Thinkbiz and Mindspace. In his last year at Mindspace, he served as a Chairman. He has developed two web apps and several smaller projects as a web designer since 2012. He was also an instructor in several web-design workshops that moreover than 80 people have participated. More than everything else he loves sharing his know-how on building awesome web projects and organizations.


Alex Poupakis

CTO @ Cretan Astronaut team

Alexandros (Alex) Poupakis is an Electrical & Computer Engineer student in the University of Crete, has six years computer programming and electronics experience and distinctions in the Panhellenic Informatics Contest. He has designed, programmed and implemented various projects, individually or as part of a team, such as an Electromagnetic Accelerator (2013), Investigation of efficiency of solar panels as a function of inclination, etc. Currently, he is conducting funded research on Artificial Intelligence and takes part in YEC’s Cretan Astronaut team, aiming to launch an innovative meteorological balloon.


Efthymia Sideri

Data Scientist @ ML|mind Software Development

Efthymia is a Production and Management Engineer who is currently pursuing a Data Science career. She is working as a freelancer for the ML|mind Software Development team. Her current interests revolve around Data Science including Marketing Forecast, Digital Marketing data acquisition and preprocess, product success forecasting and Social Media Marketing. Her latest work is dedicated to Digital Marketing and product success forecasting. Efthymia will be instructing the Machine Learning workshop with Nick and she will show and describe how machine learning can relate to Marketing and product success through a Data Science approach.


Nick Koutroubinis

Co-Founder of ML|mind Software Development


Nick is an Electrical and Computer Engineer who gained interest on Artificial Intelligence and its applications 3 years ago. His current interests are Machine Learning algorithms, applications on big data using neural network models and parallel processing optimization.

Being the co-founder of the ML|mind software development team his skillset has expanded to statistical analysis, data wrangling, data preprocessing and learning algorithm optimization.

Beside his academic and professional interest in AI, over the last year Nick has also taken interest in passing on his knowledge to all those interested

in entering and advancing in this great and upcoming industry through workshops instructed by his Software Development team in Athens. His latest work is dedicated on Business Intelligence and Sentiment Analysis. You can also check his work on Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence on his github.


Konstantinos Stavroulakis

Co-Founder & Head of Android Development at Infashion

Konstantinos is a passionate Android Developer. He is working on Android platform since 2010 and he holds a Bachelor degree in Digital Systems from the University of Piraeus. Konstantinos has completed various complex projects, both self employed and for clients. In the last year, he is Head of Android Development and Co-founder in Infashion app team.

Digital Marketing


Panayotis Tzinis 

Intelligence Tech Lead @ Moonshot Lab

Panayotis is the Intelligence Tech lead of the X-Lab for Moonshot Lab. He coordinates all the creative+tech activities of the Lab and focuses on implementing radical solutions using existing advanced technology. He is a Google Developer Expert in Product Design, with a strong background in Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning


Elizabeth Kouta

Founder & CEO @ Butterfly Stories

Ιδρυτής και Διευθύνων Σύμβουλος της «Butterfly Stories Food Management Company» της 1ης εταιρείας διαχείρισης χώρων εστίασης και τουρισμού σε Ελλάδα και Κύπρο. Γεννήθηκε στην Κύπρο και σπούδασε στην Αθήνα, στο Χαροκόπειο Πανεπιστήμιο προπτυχιακά και μεταπτυχιακά στα Τμήματα Οικιακής Οικονομίας και Οικολογίας και Διατροφής & Διαιτολογίας.  Η μετεκπαίδευση της  έγινε στο Καποδιαστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο στο τομέα Business Management – Strategic Managementενώ. Αμέσως μετά το πανεπιστήμιο εργάστηκε ως υπεύθυνη του Τμήματος Διατροφής στο Out of the blue, Capsis Elite Resort στην Κρήτη για 4 Χρόνια. 
Το 2015 ίδρυσε την δική της εταιρείας όπου μεσα σε 2 χρονια μετρά πάνω απο 20+ Πελατολόγιο στο ενεργητικό της εταιρείας απο διαχείριση, marketing, φωτογράφιση και management χωρών εστίασης σε Αθήνα Ηράκλειο Σαντορίνη και Κυπρο. 


Panos Bassios

Head of Digital Services @ OPAP

Panos Bassios is the Ηead of the Center of Digital Excellence at OPAP S.A., having more than 20 years of experience in the areas of technology, business, as well as entrepreneurship.
Panos started his career in the Silicon Valley in 1996, where he worked for 5 years at Apple and Sun Microsystems prior to returning to Greece. He thereafter occupied various management positions in a number of companies and organizations in the Greek market. In 2007 and for a total of 9 years, Panos was the founding partner of Amperium, a technology and business consulting company, offering management consulting, technology consulting and eBusiness services to a wide range of customers across industries (indicative customers included Vodafone, WIND, Microsoft, hellas online, Accenture, Piraeus Bank, Cosmoline and others).
Panos holds an Electrical and Computer Engineering degree (1996) from the National Technical University of Athens, an M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (2007) from Stanford University and an executive MBA degree (2007) from the Athens University of Economics and Business


Lefteris Arapakis

CEO of Enaleia

Lefteris is a Bsc Graduate of Athens University of Economics and Business ( AUEB). He has studied Management & Technology with an expertise in HR. He has worked as a data analyst in Ministry of Development, as a professor assistant in AUEB and as a corporate trainer, having trained more than 1.100 people the past years in soft skills. He is excited about volunteering, and that's why he created leadership volunteer's schemes in various NGOs of Greece, such as AIESEC, SciCo and Bloode. The past year, he is working as a social entrepreneur by creating Enaleia the first fishing school of Greece. Lefteris is passionate about unlocking people's potential into society. He is an Angelopoulos-Clinton Fellow, and best student entrepreneur of Greece (2017) by EO.


Panayotis Tzinis 

Intelligence Tech Lead @ Moonshot Lab

Panayotis is the Intelligence Tech lead of the X-Lab for Moonshot Lab. He coordinates all the creative+tech activities of the Lab and focuses on implementing radical solutions using existing advanced technology. He is a Google Developer Expert in Product Design, with a strong background in Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning

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