Innovative Greeks

Innovative Greeks Talks with Marco Veremis: ep.18 - Stavros Papadopoulos

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Once a month, our partner and co-Chair of SEV’s Innovation Committee, Marco Veremis hosts innovative Greeks, who excel by achieving increasingly higher goals. His guests unfold their stories and share with us their exciting journey, experiences gathered along the way, but also their recipe for success.

When Stavros Papadopoulos was 12 years old, his cousin made him aim for university. Fortunately, the pressure paid off and Stavros studied in Thessaloniki, got a PhD in Hong Kong and ended up at MIT and Intel to do research.

There, he founded TileDB, a deep-tech company that can efficiently manage all types of data imaginable, including geographic, and medical data. His company has received investments from Intel, MongoDB and Lockheed Martin, among others, and maintains offices in Greece and Boston.

In conversation with Marco Veremis, he talks about his academic and entrepreneurial journey, the milestones he set for investing, how much he has read and that “entrepreneurship is like school: you keep going to a bigger class to learn something more”.

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