Iraklis Bourantas, Co-organizer

Iraklis is a web entrepreneur and tech enthusiast. In 2013 he co-founded the web startup, a civic engagement platform that aspires to bridge the gap between citizens and local governments. Passionate about social change through education and technology, Iraklis believes that Generation Y will change the world as we know it.

From 2004 to 2013 Iraklis was heading educational and international development activities of AIT, the best not-for-profit private tech institute in Greece founded by the Intracom Group. Since 2009 he has been actively involved in the emergence of the Greek Start-up ecosystem and has participated in several international business acceleration programs. He has been awarded the best mentor award of the Athens Startup Weekend powered by Google for Entrepreneurs in 2014 and with his team was among the finalists in the International Create Challenge innovation competition in Switzerland in 2013.

Certified technology product manager, with a BSc in International Relations and Economics (Univ .of Macedonia Greece), MSc in Digital Systems (Univ. of Piraeus Greece) and Executive Diploma in Crisis Management (Harvard University USA), Iraklis spends his free time (wind)surfing not the web but the crystal waves of the Aegean.


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