4 Greeks among the brightest young entrepreneurs in Europe for 2018
Forbes magazine published the list “30 under 30” in Europe for 2018. The list features 300 young disruptors across a diverse list of categories, including entertainment, finance and technology. The honor roll includes a record number of 34 European countries. Forbes’ reporters vetted thousands of nominations and polled expert judges to compile the list and ensure that each member, whether a chart-topping musician or founder of a multi-million-dollar e-commerce company, is a leader in his or her industry.
In the category LAW & POLICY we have Katerina Gavrielidou and Kristina Tremonti.
1.Katerina Gavrielidou – Founder, The European Cyprus Society
As the founder and president of the European Cyprus Society, Gavrielidou works to integrate Cyprus into European affairs and promotes education and youth empowerment. She was awarded Queen Elizabeth’s Young Leader Award in 2016.
2.Kristina Tremonti Founder, I Paid A Bribe Greece
Tremonti is an anti-corruption analyst fighting for a better Greek government. Since being pressured to bribe a public hospital to get treatment for her grandfather with prostate cancer, she has been fighting corruption on many fronts, even advising the Greek Minister of Defense on these issues from 2015 to 2016.
In the category INDUSTRY Stavros Tsompanidis is featured for creating the products, methods and materials of tomorrow.
3. Stavros Tsompanidis Founder, PHEE
Tsompanidis is founder of PHEE, which manufactures gift boxes and iPhone cases from the dead leaves of the sea plant Posidonia Oceanica (aka Neptune Grass). The company is one of the first to turn this plant into a useful product and recently won an award for best startup in sustainable development at the Startup Greece Awards.
In the category SCIENCE & HEALTHCARE, Anastasios Petrou is featured for discovering new worlds, in our cells and outer space.
Nicholas Cohrs and Anastasios Petrou developed a method to use 3D printing and medical imaging technologies to manufacture and evaluate a soft artificial heart, imitating the biological human heart in its form and function. They envision such artificial hearts could be individualized to the proper size for each patient.