Mr. Sotiris Siagas holds a BSc and Diploma in Electrical and Computing Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) and an MBA from Imperial College Business School, UK. For more than 15 years, Sotiris has been involved in IT, Energy, Telecommunications and Security from both sides of the table, as an entrepreneur and as an investor. He was co-founder of the first GIS start-up in Greece which received venture capital funding. He has more than 12 years of experience in technical and financial consulting. As the Executive VP and Investment Director of i4G, he focuses on seed investments in young innovative companies and on projects in business development and technology transfer. He has been involved in various start-up initiatives focusing on venture capital funding and business development. He has also been involved in projects promoting entrepreneurship in Greece and abroad such as Regional Government Planning, Start-up Greece initiative, various start-up events, the Turkish SME Development Agency, STP development in Qatar, Oman, Romania and elsewhere, SME Instrument Expert for the European Commission. Sotiris is also member of the BoD of the Association of ICT Companies in Northern Greece (SEPVE). He speaks Greek, English and French.
Mr. Antonios Ilias holds a BSc and Diploma in Spatial Planning and Development from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) and an MSc in Banking and Finance from the University of Sussex, UK. He is also an active researcher doing his PhD in the field of Entrepreneurial Finance in the University of Bath, UK. Antonis is servicing as the manager of i4G PRO start-up incubator. He is responsible for the incubator’s operation, co-ordination and collaboration with the incubatees. Furthermore, he is closely working with start-ups from a wide range of backgrounds providing coaching and consultancy services regarding to Business Strategy and Financial issues. He is also participating in Business Development activities and the Networking of the companies. He planned and he was actively involved in the 12-month program for the incubator’s start-ups – 3 months to turn the idea into a business plan and 9 months to develop the product/service and test it in the market. Antonis is also the initiator of Explore-NLP, a new venture focusing on the Natural Language Processing Technology which develops chatbots with more humanized characteristics and expression capacity that could be used in a great variety of services in industries such as those of education and entertainment. Antonis efficiently manages to cooperate with the entrepreneurs as well as taking part into a variety of tech-oriented ventures.
He began working in the region of Murcia for NGOs on youth issues between 1989 and 2007. From 2008 to 2012 worked for the Government of the Region of Murcia as technical assistance for the European Social Fund, Axis Women´s Employement. Between 2010 and 2015, he collaborated with another NGO, Intercultural Association La Galeria as Head of European Programmes. In 2015 he moved to Kayseri (Turkey) to become Coodinator of European Programs at the University Youth Factory Abdullah Gul. In 2016 he returned to Spain to work as International Project Manager UCAM since June 2016. Since 2004, he has been outside expert to Agencies several European Commision and national agencies for European programs in the field of education and youth.
Professor in the Faculty of Legal and Business Sciences, Department of Business Administration and Management. Assistant Professor at UCAM.
Undergraduate courses (in English):
Mathematics for Business I&II (2016&2019)
Principles of Statistics (2016-2019)
Postgraduate courses (in English)
Main Macroeconomic Trends in MBA (2016-2019)
Introduction to Research in MBA and Sport Management (2018- 2019)
Silvena Dencheva Yordanova is an Associate Professor at Varna University of Management-Bulgaria. She has a Ph.D. in Social management. She has more than 12 years’ experience lecturing Electronic commerce, Management, Strategic management, Organizational behavior, People and organizations, Human Resource Management both on bachelor and master level. Her monograph ”Virtual communities in tourism”, has been published in 2016. She has many publications on electronic commerce, e-business models, virtual communities. She has been an associate editor of EJTR and now is an associate editor of the Annual book of VUM and is part of the editorial board in other international scientific magazines.
Assist. Prof. Ina Stanoeva is a lecturer in the field of marketing and management. She has a PhD degree in Social management, master and bachelor degrees in Management and specializations in Journalism and Pedagogy. She speaks Bulgarian, English, Italian, Russian and Spanish. She has 30 publications in the field of marketing and management of the performing arts, management of fashion and luxury companies, etc., which are published in Bulgarian and foreign scientific journals.
Roumiana Konstantinova is an Assistant Professor at Varna University of Management since 2009. She has a PhD in Management from Lyon 3 University in France. Currently, she delivers classes in Research and Statistics, Marketing Research, Consumer Behaviour. She has also delivered classes in Marketing, Business Communications, Marketing Communications, Intercultural Awareness for Business. Her research interests are in the field of media economics and management.