GODFATHER OF GREEK STARTUP ECOSYSTEM, CO-FOUNDER OF FOUND.ATION
– Law graduate by degree, tech entrepreneur by heart. –
Dimitris G. “DKG” Kalavros-Gousiou is a 28-year-old digital hustler and entrepreneur. He is best known as the Founder and Curator of TEDxAthens, one of the five biggest TEDx events worldwide . As of March 2013, Dimitris also serves as a Co-Found.er of Found.ation, a startup acceleration hub in Athens, Greece.
From 2011 to 2013, Dimitris served as a Referrer for pre-seed investment firm HackFwd, leading its pipeline from Greece and Southeast Europe. He also occasionally writes for TechCrunch Europe.
Over the years Dimitris worked with Fortune 500 entities and multinationals such as COSMOTE (Deutsche Telekom Group), Diageo, Bacardi, The Coca-Cola Company, Piraeus Bank Group, Heineken, Samsung and others, while it has been quoted by international media like the BBC, the Business Insider and Deutsche Welle.
DKG holds a Law degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury and an LLM (Master of Laws) in Computer and Communications Law from the Queen Mary University of London.
He is also an alumnus of U.S. Department of State “International Visitor Leadership Program”, class of 2013, and a member of the Global Shapers Community of the World Economic Forum.
Dimitris regularly speaks on the topics of entrepreneurship, technology, design thinking, digital storytelling and leadership. Email dimitris at thefoundation dot gr