December, 2023

202301Dec10:0017:00Entrepreneurship BootcampAppropriation of the Business Model Canvas in the enactment of a new business opportunity. 10:00 - 17:00

Event Details

When: Friday, December 1, 2023 | 10:00–17:00 
Where: ACG Trading Room, Aghia Paraskevi Campus, 6 Gravias Str.

Organized by
the Entrepreneurship Management program,  School of Business and Economics
Deree — The American College of Greece

About the event

The event is open only to Deree students, who will be introduced to key start-up realities and challenges and learn how to use the tool of the Business Model, as a way to turn ideas into business with feasibility potential (10:00-13:00). In the second part (14:00-17:00), they will form teams and work on the concepts taught.

Those interested in attending, please register by November 26, 2023Only 30 seats available (first come first served)

For further information, please contact Dr. Katerina Voutsina ([email protected]) or Prof. Maria Pallidou ([email protected] ).

About the speakers/moderators 

Katerina PapathomaKaterina Papathoma, Consultant at MGC Consulting Services, member of KEMEL since 2019 

Former Medical Director Janssen EMEA, MID-SIZED Markets (MSM). Chemist of University of Athens, holding the Pharmaceutical Physician Diploma from the Basel University. Katerina has more than 30 years of working experience as Director of Medical, Scientific, Governmental & Regulatory Affairs and Health Care Compliance. She is customerfocused, results & performanceoriented with innovative scientific approach & ability to adapt and change as needed.


Dionisis Spiliopoulos, Lean startup Educator & Mentor, member of KEMEL since 2007

Consultant at the METRON Energy Applications S.A. and former President and MD at Schneider Hellas S.A. He has long business experience in different positions, the most important one being CEO of SCHNEIDER Electric Hellas from 2002 to 2010. Main field of business activity is Business Strategy, Organizational optimization and Business Development. Dionisis is a Mechanical Engineer (NTUA).  


Maria Pallidou
Associate Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, School of Business and Economics (SBE), Deree — The American College of Greece (ACG)

Maria Pallidou has been a member of the faculty of the School of Business and Economics since January of 2017 and has taught courses in Finance and Management (Entrepreneurship).
She has a career spanning 30 years, primarily in Corporate Finance having served in the positions of Country CFO and Regional Finance Director in Greece and the Europe-Middle East and Africa Region in the Consumer Products, Agrochemicals, Apparel and Health Care Industries. Maria Pallidou has more recently worked in Project Management and Management Consulting for domestic and international companies and is currently CFO and Co-Founder of a high med-tech start-up operating in the Health Care Industry.


Dr. Katerina Voutsina
Professor in Entrepreneurship, School of Business and Economics (SBE), Deree — The American College of Greece (ACG)

Dr. Katerina Voutsina is an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Entrepreneurship Management at Deree – The American College of Greece. She holds a PhD from the Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science, an MSc from the Department of Marketing, Athens University of Economics and Business and a BSc from the Department of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business. Prior to joining Deree, she was a research fellow/lecturer in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics and a visiting lecturer at Warwick Business School. Her research interests focus on the cognitive, organizational and socio-economic aspects of technological innovation and entrepreneurship. She was involved in England’s National Programme for Information Technology by evaluating the implementation and adoption of nationwide electronic health records in secondary care in England. For several years she has been serving as a reviewer for scholarly journals and academic conferences. Her work has been published in internationally referred journals and presented at international conferences.