Forbes: Three Greeks and a Cypriot on the “Under 30” list
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Forbes: Three Greeks and a Cypriot on the “Under 30” list

The list of the most important people under the age of 30 includes professionals in all categories, from innovation and medicine to culture and fashion.

The seventh annual Forbes Under 30 Europe list shows the power that young entrepreneurs and leaders have in transforming business and society.

This year’s class boldly redefines 10 industries in almost 30 countries. The statistics of the list indicate that of the major in their field under 30 years 1% is recognized as non binary, 41% as a woman and 58% as a man.

Marina Rafail-Vogiatzaki / Arts and Culture

A member of the sixth generation of the Swarovski family, Rafail-Vogiatzak covers the cultural hue of the “30 Under 30” list. She founded her sustainable, luxury bag business, Marina Raphael, in 2018.

She is beloved by celebrities from Rita Ora to Jessica Alba and works with the aim of creating zero waste in the environment. The brand is aiming to double its sales this year to $ 2.6 million.


 Photo: Forbes / Stavros Papadopoulos (left) with his partner and co-founder of Lendis, Julius Bolz 

Stavros Papadopoulos / Technology

Son of Greek immigrants in Germany, Stavros Papadopoulos, co-founded Lendis, a SaaS company that allows customers to set up and manage everything in their office: laptops, iPhones, software, and even office furniture.

The company recently raised $ 32 million in a Series A round led by Keen Venture Partners and Circularity Capital, raising its total funding (including debt) to over $ 90 million.

 Photo: Forbes / Alexandros Anthis 

Alexandros Anthis / Science-Health

Growing up in Corfu, he began his journey in the world of science studying Chemistry at the University of Geneva. At the age of 29, Alexandros Anthis with startup Veltist, developed AnastoSeal, a surgical adhesive patch to prevent leaks after surgery, which can lead to sepsis and prove to be fatal.

It raised over $ 500,000 to develop this technology. The findings and function of the adhesive patch were published in the Journal of Advanced Functional Materials last year.


 Photo: Forbes / Xenia Miskouridou 

Xenia Miskouridou / Science-Health

Xenia Miskouridou, originally from Cyprus, is a researcher at the University of Oxford and aims to use machine learning models for the social good with the ultimate aim of influencing public policy. health.

It helped to characterize a new coronavirus mutation and its impact on Brazil. Her work was published in Science and used by policy makers such as the WHO.