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The Team

Dimitris Kalavros-Gousiou Dimitris Kalavros-Gousiou

Dimitris Kalavros-Gousiou

Founder & Curator

Dimitris Kalavros-Gousiou

Founder & Curator

Entrepreneur-turned-tech investor. Founding Partner of Apeiron Ventures ♾️. We partner early with Venture Characters (hyper-ambitious founders with strong ethical foundations) to help them build category-defining ventures with capital, network, and sound advice.

Best known as the Founder and Curator of TEDxAthens (est. 2009), the most impactful platform for the propagation of ideas, dialogue, and talks in Greece, with more than 450 work-renowned speakers and a commutative viewership of 18 million views.

Also, Co-Founder of Found.ation (est. 2011), Greece’s leading Innovation & Digital Transformation Hub

Dimitris Kokkoris Dimitris Kokkoris

Dimitris Kokkoris

Head of Experience | Producer

Dimitris Kokkoris

Head of Experience | Producer

Events Producer, Teambuilding Facilitator and professional Adventures Guide. His mission is to design unforgettable, one of a kind life experiences that become opportunities for personal growth and change for others. He tries to seamlessly blend hardcore event ops & production, with unique content, space-human design and branding, so as to create smooth and flawless event experiences. He aims driving corporate teams towards high efficiency and fluency. He designs outdoor adventures, safely guiding people and teams outside of their comfort zones and into amazing itineraries, helping them unleash their inner strength and reach their true potential. Father of two kids and three cats, he spends more time in the outdoors rather than home, seeking new adventures. Barefoot advocate, winter swimmer, advanced sea kayak guide, mountaineer, bushcrafter, he lives and breathes outside. Contrary to what others believe, he is nowhere even close to fearless. He’s been through multiple accidents and near death experiences in the outdoors. Fortunately, he lived through to tell his stories. Contributing, donating, volunteering and helping others in need have defined most parts of his life. A project worth mentioning was rowing from the Peloponnese to Turkey, raising funds and awareness for Save the Children and the Syrian kids affected by the war. You can watch his movie “10 Minutes” in vimeo. He also loves cooking, sharing his home table with friends and family, meeting new people and developing his personal skills. Dimitris holds a degree in Printing Management and Information Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology, USA. He started his career in his family’s business, Dot Repro, a creative print services bureau. He has been seeking his true calling in life, ever since.

Stella Psarrou Stella Psarrou

Stella Psarrou

Head of Volunteer Program

Stella Psarrou

Head of Volunteer Program
Stellas’ personal motto is: ‘’ Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness’. She born in Athens when the song ‘’ What’s love got to do with it –Tina Turner’’ reached the top of the charts. She is studied Sociology of Religious at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She holds an Executive Diploma of Project Management  from University of Athens and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Cyprus under the Thesis title of: Corporate Volunteering – Case Study: Volunteers Program Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011. She had the chance to share her passion for event planning working on major events as Olympic Games Athens 2004 and Special Olympics World Summer Games Athens 2011 as Volunteers Program Coordinator. She has over eight years of experience, specializing in corporate volunteerism. She is currently working as Volunteers Program Manager at Special Olympics Hellas. Here you could see her last project playunified.specialolympicshellas.gr. Her role at TEDxAthens is to design and develop a successful volunteer engagement program.  
 
Tina Chalofti Tina Chalofti

Tina Chalofti

Director of Partnerships

Tina Chalofti

Director of Partnerships
Tina is a business consultant, co-founder and Managing Director of consulting firms Excellence & Lean Management Consultants and Active Safety Exipp. She is an elected member in the board of PASYMEP – ΠΑΣΥΜΕΠ (Πανελλήνιος Σύνδεσμος Μελών Επιχειρήσεων Εξωτερικής Υπηρεσιών Πρόληψης και Προστασίας), the official representantive association of EXIPP companies in Greece. She is a member of TEDxAthens organising team for 9+ years now, currently offering volunteering service as Partnerships Director and member of the Executive Team. She holds a BSc in Maritime Economics and an MBA in Total Quality Management, both from University of Piraeus and a diploma in Digital Marketing & Social Media from Athens University of Economics & Business. She is passionate about service quality, customer satisfaction and event management.She has adapted a vegan way of life and she is always trying to keep up with life moto ‘work hard – stay humble’. She loves her dog Rita, chocolate & sunsets.
 
Paris Gavriilakis Paris Gavriilakis

Paris Gavriilakis

Program Development Manager

Paris Gavriilakis

Program Development Manager
Paris is what you would say, your ordinary guy next door! Social, likes to hang out with his friends, meet new people, always greets you with a smile and always has…sugar and coffee if you are out! He is part of the TEDxAthens family for 8 years and this year is part of the Volunteers Teams. On the day of the event you would probably find him following volunteers around the venue, making sure they are happy and well fed! If you see him give him a hug or a high five! This ordinary guy and the team he is part of are going to be there, to make sure, you will have the most extraordinary experience you could possibly have!
 
Dena Argyropoulou Dena Argyropoulou

Dena Argyropoulou

Content Curation Manager | Main Stage Lead

Dena Argyropoulou

Content Curation Manager | Main Stage Lead
Dena loves being part of the speakers’ journey in sharing their stories on stage. Since 2016, their talks have inspired her to remain part of the TEDxAthens family. The best investment she’s made is toward her own healing journey through trauma therapy, profoundly transforming her life. She strives daily for connection, ease, and a regulated nervous system. Currently living in Athens, Greece, after 19 years in California, she misses maple glazed donuts the most.
 
Konstantinos Geros Konstantinos Geros

Konstantinos Geros

Director of Technology and Digital Assets | Content Curation Manager

Konstantinos Geros

Director of Technology and Digital Assets | Content Curation Manager

Konstantinos according to ChatGPT 4.0 and some prompts:

Well, here he is! Konstantinos is the quirky spirit behind the speakers, content and technology at TEDxAthens, zapping innovation into our events since 2019. He juggled awesomely the project manager hat for our spectacular 2022 and 2023 shows and now, he is dabbling as the Director of Technology and Content Curation (Main Stage). When he is not orchestrating electrifying stage talks, he is “sprinting” marathons, scaling peaks (“I will take the mountains”), or jamming to classic rock at concerts. A Cinema buff, basketball fanatic, and a looney for live tunes right here! What he does in real life, is another story. Find it out ;)

Manos Gkiourkas Manos Gkiourkas

Manos Gkiourkas

Head of Finance

Manos Gkiourkas

Head of Finance

Manos joined TEDxAthens in 2020, sharing his great imagination and creativity with the team. NOT. Just hanging around with this amazing team and excel-ing numbers.