Ομιλία

Non-textbook observations on start-up and scale-up tech entrepreneurship: Global trends and opportunities for the Heraklion ecosystem
30.07.2018
Ομιλητής: Δημήτρης Τσίγκος
Ημερομηνία: Δευτέρα 30 Ιουλίου, 2018 Ώρα: 15:00
Τοποθεσία: Τεχνολογικό Πάρκο - Αιθ. 211 A-STEPC
Host: Καθ. Μαρία Παπαδοπούλη

Abstract:

In this workshop the presenter will share his empirical observations from a 18 years long journey in tech entrepreneurship. In particular, he will try to tackle the entrepreneurship's "raison d'être", including the point of view of a Computer Science graduate in Greece, and compare it with alternative career paths. Moreover, he will try to review the various business models deployed by Greek tech companies the last 30 years and to summarize the various lessons learned. Then, the speaker will try to share his perspective of the international state-of-the-practice in tech entrepreneurship and the trends in its financing at all stages, from pre-seed to IPO. Last, the Lean Startup methodology will be briefly presented and specific examples will be discussed, providing evidence that this might be the approach of choice for tech-entrepreneurs in ecosystems like Greece and Heraklion in particular

Bio:

Dimitris Tsingos is a serial tech entrepreneur and early stage investor based in Athens, Greece. He studied Computer Science at the University of Crete and got his MBA from the Athens University of Economics and Business. He's the co-founder and CEO of Starttech Ventures, a private early stage investor and accelerator with a number of success stories such as AbZorba Games, TalentLMS and Yodeck. He had been the President of the European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs and he was  involved with several other non profit organizations in the fields of entrepreneurship and early stage investments. His interests include tech entrepreneurship and early-stage investments, and in particular the effective application of the Lean Startup methodologies all the way from prototype development to scale-up.

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