Meet the Τeam

The team consists of Business Coaches and Trainers, all recognized experts in their respective fields and are committed to helping startups innovate, lead, shape and develop.

Dimitris Papadimitriou

Founder-Certified Leadership Consultant & Coach
Head of Learning

Dimitris is an international People Development Consultant, Leadership, Pitching and Personal Branding Coach, and Innovation Leadership key note speaker.

He is also the co-Founder of The Flow Partners (Premium Leadership Training company) which represents Krauthammer International, an International L&D company in Greece, Cyprus and the Balkans. He is an awarded and experienced international Coach & Trainer (Greece, France, Cyprus and The Balkans) with a portfolio of more than 60 multinational companies and more than 6.000 participants.

He has also a 14-year past career as a Corporate Credit Manager in a major Multinational Bank, where he got his first connection with the business world and entrepreneurship. Since 2014 he has founded 3 startups (Personal Development and Hospitality sector). He leveraged his accumulated experience in the startup world by becoming a Pitching Coach and Mentor for EIT and also Greek Incubators, Accelerators, and internal corporate Hackathons such as INVENT, EIT, IDGC, ΕΠΙ.νοώ, Innovathens.

Dimitris had the initial idea of The StartUp Elevator.

Natalia Deligiorgi

Co-founder-Certified Performance & Development Coach
Startup Community Liaison

Natalia is a Performance & Development Coach, committed to helping businesses and teams scale-up.

She has coaching experience with entrepreneurs and businesses ranging from small startups to well-established enterprises. As a Coach she is focusing on productivity and development, owner mindset, self-optimisation and presentation, adaptability, conflict management, and team dynamics. She has co-founded a Business Coaching Company headquartered in The Netherlands, operating in 3 Hubs.

She is a member of the Network of mentors of Envolve Entrepreneurship Greece and Orange Grove, as well as a mentor for WoT Greece. She has collaborated with leading incubators, accelerators, and hackathons in Greece and abroad and has proudly coached and mentored many award-winning teams.

Natalia elevated The StartUp Elevator idea.

Margarita Gourgioti

Business Development Director

Margarita is the Business Development Director of The Startup Elevator, responsible for the organisation’s participation in new projects, ventures and activities, corporate Hackathons management and Sponsorships.

She is an experienced Sales Executive with over 19 years of international Sales corporate presence in 5* Hotels and Hospitality Sector, specialized both in Leisure and MICE Segments (meetings, incentives, congresses and events), having a strong academic background in Business Administration. She is also a Sales Consultant for Hospitality companies, preparing them for their sales actions and their presence in international business Trade Shows and Fairs. She is also the co-Founder of Wiseme, a company that specializes in Innovation Leadership skills and helps companies to establish an Innovation Culture. Wiseme has an important track record in Learning Partnerships with companies in Hospitality, Financial, Food & Agri and Heavy Indusrty sectors, as well as with Startups and Startup Hubs.

Sofia Kyriazi

Project Manager

Sophia holds considerable experience in the sales field having worked as MICE & Wedding Sales Manager operating in Greece, France, Israel, Italy, England, Australia etc.

She has academic qualifications in Business Administration, Marketing and Communications, she contributes to the development of new entrepreneurs and the propulsion of innovation in startup businesses through The Startup Elevator.

The Coaches

Katerina Triviza

Corporate Business Development Director-Systemic Mentor
Head of Coaches

Katerina is a Corporate Program Director of Thrive Global Greece, Systemic Mentor and Mediator in the Workplace.

During her 40 years of experience, she was a Founding Executive of Eurobank Bank, holding the positions of CEO in Eurobank Business Services SA, Marketing Director of Retail Banking and Director of Human Resources, while previously, for 10 years, she worked in the office of International Agreements of the Council of Ministers of the European Union.

In addition to her professional activity for a number of years she has been a member of professional organizations, such as the CEO Clubs Greece as Executive Vice President, EASE, EIMAD, TIGE, SDADE.

He has two sons, enjoys walks on Mount Hymettus and reads historical and philosophical books.

Natasa Havani

Learning Development Lead-Solution Focused Coach
Senior Coach

Natasa is an active HR professional with over 18 years of experience in the field. She has worked in service sectors such as telecommunications, reinsurance, banking services related to the management of non-performing portfolios.

Her extensive experience covers the fields of training & development, attracting & developing talents, organizational transformation, executive & team coaching, design & execution of HR strategies such as people development & design of leadership competencies frameworks, succession planning, performance management & talent reviews processes, employer branding, as well as overall HR management roles.

She holds a diploma in business administration and an MBA with desertion in HRM (Nottingham Trend University, UK), accredited certification in coaching by International Coaching Federation and postDpl (level 7) in training & development of adults (TQUK, certificate number: 55413). She believes that a healthy corporate culture leads to a great customer experience.

Vassia Varsaki

Corporate HR Director
Senior Coach - Head of Mentors Alumni

Working for and with people for over 18 years, Vassia cares to understand other people's perspectives, feelings way of thinking. It brings her joy to work with people and make an effort to offer them the support they need to begin their personal development journey, also with people that have the courage to develop and grow. Development establishes the sense of having our own voice. This is the reason that led her almost 20 years ago in HR career and certainly, this is the same reason that led her today to corporate coaching. What matters to her is to honour the choice to live by the values and beliefs that resonate deeply with who we are.

As an HR Professional, she holds an extensive background offering 18 years’ experience in HR management and generalist affairs, progressive experience in Human Resources within reputable institutions, proven ability to work with senior management teams to integrate human resource function within the overall business operating strategy, expertise in Learning & Development, and ability to provide corporate coaching (ACCC/EMCC)

Theopoula Panou

Senior HR Generalist
Senior Coach

Theopoula Panou is a Senior HR Generalist with a focus on Solution Focused Coaching and based on her tools, she seeks to contribute to the development of the coachee's skills (whether it concerns staff or team skill sets). She deals with the whole cycle of HR, having a special interest in Talent Management, Engagement, Retention of Talent & Business Coaching.

Finally, she is an accredited Coach from the International Coaching Federation and holds an MSc in HRM from the Athens University of Economics and Business.


Evgenia Gouvatsou

People and Organizational Development Facilitator

With more than 22 years working experience in multi-national and highly demanding environments, always in human related roles, Evgenia firmly believes in human beings and in constant growth.

She has 10 years experience in HR (at Shell, Fourlis group of companies – IKEA and WIND), contributing to the achievement of strategic goals in large scale recruitment, training & development projects and 13 years experience in Training | Coaching | HR Consulting (at Dynargie and as self employed) designing and delivering Training and Development programs to large scale and diverse populations and for transformation projects, focusing on developing the Mindset & Behaviors needed for each unique situation. She is a Business and Leadership Coach, certified by the International Coaching Federation (ACC).

Her dream is to enable people “see” their potentiality, “recognize” their best self and live a happy and meaningful life. She is aiming at helping companies find solutions and business success through their people, while at the same time creating the conditions for people to be developed (in mindset & behavioral aspect) and meet their goals.