Socratis Ploussas

President, Hellenic Startups Association

Socratis is the founder and CEO of PARNASSE, the administrator of the first equity crowd-funding platform in Greece, OpenCircle. He is also founder and CEO of MELLON Advisory, a business development advisory firm focusing mainly in investments attraction and business development for companies in food, technology, Bio-technology, energy and tourism sectors.

He is also a founding member and president of the Hellenic Start-up Association, a founding member of Hellenic Business Angels Network and member of the Board of Synergies – initiative for the development of innovation in Greece. Previously, he worked in the marketing departments of large Greek Multinational groups such as 3E (bottler of Cola Coca in 26 countries) and Fourlis group (master franchisee of IKEA and Intersport and distributor of SAMSUNG products). The last five years, he advised companies in their internationalization and investments worldwide.