What Is Singularity University ?

Singularity University is a global community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. SU is committed to finding solutions to Global Grand Challenges while inspiring leaders to leverage Exponential Technologies to positively impact billions of people. To do this, SU must grow beyond its existing programs and current geographic footprint.

“Technological change is exponential, contrary to the common-sense ‘intuitive linear’ view. So we won’t experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century—it will be more like 20,000 years of progress.”

—Ray Kurzweil Co-founder, Singularity University

What is SingularityU Athens Chapter?

Mission Statement

Hello Athens! Our Chapter’s goal is to help you keep up with rapidly accelerating technologies and inspire you to apply them to positively impact billions of people. We believe in bridging the creative and technology communities and inspiring an economy of exponential thinkers and doers in Athens. With your participation, we look forward to firing sparks among Greece’s leaders and influencers and trigger connections and actions that will move the needle for those global challenges that are dear to our hearts.


Meet our Team

Our team is committed to bringing Silicon Valley thinking to Athens for the benefit of the local community



Niki Siropoulou

Chapter Ambassador

Niki Siropoulou is a Change Agent and an Idealist. She believes that people and powerful ideas can make the world a better place. And she works with a team of passionate “believers” to make it happen.


Ioannis Iliadis

Chapter Leadership Team

Ioannis flirts with the term “Homo creativus”. He is currently an Agile Coach and Technical Project Manager, disrupting the standards of electronic payments with his team to pave the way for the exhilarating industry of FinTech.


Kallissa Apostolidis

Chapter Leadership Team

Kallissa is a peacebuilder who has worked with the UN in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She believes in the power of collaboration, loves bringing people together and creating partnerships and is constantly trying to embrace the messy world we live in.



Nikos Koumetis

President, Central & Eastern Europe at The Coca-Cola Company


Yannis Artinos

Board Member, Alliance for Greece


Myladie Stoumbou

Director, Solution Sales for CEE Multi-Country Europe cluster at Microsoft


Nikos Vettas

Director General, Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE)


Martha Mylona

Strategic HRM Advisor – Executive Coach & Workplace Mediator

Former President of the Greek People Management Association(GPMA)

Chapter Team


Yannis Giovanos

Yannis is an idealist, a mathematician, a digital marketeer and a globalist. He is passionate about technology and its effect on culture, business and society.


Niki Zachariadi

Niki is a experienced Project Manager specialized on online, digital, web-based products and payments services. Niki believes that sharing ideas, lifelong learning, and passion can lead to a better world.


Elly Politou

Elly is a Communications Specialist in the advertising and marketing field. She is a Founding member of TEDxAcademy social innovation platform, awarded the Best Breed Branding Distinction from TED in the US for TEDxAcademy 2010 and 2011. Elly gets thrilled with innovative ideas, technological advancements and out of the box thinking.


Natasa Skiada

Natasa studied Economics and has 25 years of experience in communication and advertising agencies. She strongly believes that the idea for a creative and fulfilled life materializes when you meet inspiring people.She appreciates the dynamics of creativity which in turn is part of personal and collective growth.


Vassilis Lolas

Vassilis career spans more than 20 years in public relations and reputation management. He has served as both president and member of numerous Board of Directors of major associations.


Eirini Karamani

Eirini is deeply fascinated by the beauty, stamina and unlimited potential of the human mind (νους). Her ultimate goal is to have a meaningful impact to other people lives and support any community she belongs to flourish.


Alexia Vazoura

Alexia studied Marketing & Communication at Athens University of Business & Economics. Tech geek & creative thinker, she strongly believes that limitations live only in our minds.

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