Join the Hellenic Innovation Network

and help turn Greece into a regional innovation hub

Join the Hellenic Innovation Network

and help turn Greece into a regional innovation hub

Greek Visionaries in Life Science

Hellenic Innovation Network held a life science event on Thursday at PTC headquarters in Boston.

The event included a short introduction on angel investing in Greece, followed by a panel discussion featuring three successful Greek entrepreneurs in the life science industry who shared their experiences and insights. The program concluded with a lightning round of 3-minute startup pitches to a judging panel. The evening included networking, both for those already based in the Boston tech ecosystem as well as for the Greek-founded startups expanding to Boston, providing the entrepreneurs an opportunity to connect with and learn from the best in the business.

Thank you to all of our speakers, investors and startups that made this event possible.

Welcome from

John McEleney

Cofounder, Οnshape

Introduction by

Lars Rasmussen

Cofounder, Google Maps and Angel investor in Greece

Panel Discussion

Joanne (Yianna) Tzouvalopoulos Beck,

CTO, Aerium Therapeutics (Former COO, Boston Pharmaceuticals)

John Maraganore,

Founding CEO, Alnylam

John Maraganore,

Founding CEO, Alnylam

Moderated by

Scott Kirsner,

Columnist at The Boston Globe

Startups pitch to Investor Panel

Andy Cosgrove,

President of Saphetor Life Sciences

Aris Karanikas,

CBO of JadBio

Chris Kyriakidis,

Chris Kyriakidis Co-Founder & CEO of g-mendel

Dimitrios Skaltsas,

Co-Founder & CEO of Intelligencia

George Skretas ,

George Skretas Chief Executive Officer & Chief Scientific Officer of ResQBiotech

Alex Vidras,

Executive Director of Vimachem

Investor Panel

Joanne (Yianna) Tzouvalopoulos Beck,

CTO, Aerium Therapeutics

Dean Dimizas,

Cambridge Associates

Kosta Ligris,


Yiannis Monovoukas,

Helios Cardio

Dionysios Panagiotopoulos,

LDV Partners

Lars Rasmussen,

Angel investor in Greece

About Us

The Hellenic Innovation Network (HIN) has a mission to accelerate technological innovation and entrepreneurship in Greece to world-class level by 2030, thereby fueling the economy and job creation. As an outgrowth of MIT Enterprise Forum Greece, HIN is a US-based non-profit organization created with the support of the Consulate General of Greece in Boston to facilitate access to resources, partners, and best practices by building bridges between the diaspora in global tech hubs and the Greek tech community. Driven by an advisory group of global innovators, HIN disseminates startup news, broadcasts educational webcasts, organizes monthly CEO group meetings, and hosts in-person pitching and networking events. Our online platform allows for virtual connections of our members in between events, so please register at to become part of our community.