Dr. Angeliki Karagiannaki (MSc, PhD.) is the Director of Athens Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation- ACEin and Research Fellow at ELTRUN the E-Business Center in Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). She holds a PhD from the AUEB and a Master’s degree in Operations Research from Warwick Business School. Over the past years she had active participation in several national and European research programs. She has published articles in journals such as Computers in Industry, Journal of the Operational Research Society, British Food Journal, Industrial Management and Data Systems. She has recently published a book in Greek entitled “Quantitative & Qualitative Modeling Business Process” and she has worked as a Lecturer in AUEB.
Elli Diakanastasi (MSc, Phd. Candidate) is responsible for the network of experts / mentors and the systematic support of the beneficiary groups in the ACEin. She holds a degree in Political Science and History from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, a specialization in Business Administration from the Vocational Training Center of the Athens Unoversity of Economics and Business and a Master on Product Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from the Business School of the University of Antwerp. She has worked as marketing coordinator in the private sector and as a researcher at the Greek Foreign Ministry. At the moment, she is a researcher at ELTRUN the E-Business Center in AUEB and a PhD candidate in innovation and entrepreneurship at the same university.
Theodora Trachana (MSc, PhD Candidate) is responsible for International Collaborations and Educational Programs organized by the ACEin. She holds a BSc in Management Science and Technology from AUEB and she has received an honorary scholarship for her performance from the State Scholarships Foundation. She has also attended a Graduate Program in Information Systems, where she graduated first and received both a scholarship from State Scholarships Foundation and a titular scholarship from the Department of Informatics of AUEB. Currently, she is a PhD Candidate in ELTRUN – the E-Business Center and she has presented her research in International Conferences.
Marianna Galani (MSc) is a graduate of Political Science and Public Administration from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She holds a Master’s of Science in Services Management from AUEB and she is currently enrolled in the Social Entrepreneurship Program at the Vocationa Training Center in the same university. She works in ACEin with specialization in the systematic monitoring and guidance of the beneficiary groups, organizing and supporting educational programs, financial management and communications.
Dr. Erifili-Christina Chatzopoulou (MBA, PhD) graduated from the Department of Mineral Resources of the University of Crete and holds a postgraduate degree in Management and Administration (MBA) from the same University and a PhD from the department of Management Science and SLC Technology . Alongside with her academic qualifications, Erifili has extensive work experience in the private sector mainly in technology transfer and human resource management. Since 2011 Ms. Chatzopoulou is a member of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Unit of the AUEB. She is teaching innovation and entrepreneurship focusing on the financial part of a business plan, business games, and experiential business idea development. Beyond these, Erifili is a member of the Laboratory of Strategy where she conducts academic research in post-doctoral level in entrepreneurship.