Dimitris - From Law student In The UK To Multi-Entrepreneur And Founder Of TEDxAthens
- by XpatAthens
- Sunday, 16 September 2018
Dimitris was born and raised in Athens, studied in the UK and decided to come back to Greece to try-out entrepreneurship. He now is a successful multi-entrepreneur with a plethora of start-ups in the tech world all with the underlying passion of uniting people.
5 Things About Dimitris
- Easily bored
- Tech lover
- People person
- Decisions made on gut feel
- Thrives on content creation
I was born and raised in Athens in a family of lawyers. At the age of 11, I had built my first website with technology and gaming news. This was back in 1998, pre the dot.com boom. I was in love with technology from a very young age.
I was sure I belonged in the tech world but a law degree felt like the best choice as I believed that law would be a good basis for anything entrepreneurial I would want to pursuit. I guess that was partly a belief that I got from my parents of course.
“I love meeting new people and exchanging views; social interaction is vital to a live a fulfilling life for me.”
In my final year of my Bachelor’s degree I came across the announcement of TED opening up the TEDx-licenses. I immediately applied for a license and got it. I was a 21-year-old student at the time with no prior experience in anything to do with events. I organized my first TEDx-event in Athens a few months later for about a 100 people. I had no clue what I was doing and I can honestly say it was quite a failure. When I finished my Master’s degree a year later I felt that somehow, I had to save my reputation. I came back to Greece to do my second TEDx-event and had given myself 6 to 9 months to pursuit either law or do something entrepreneurial. I never left Greece.
“The financial crisis is a big excuse for all of us. We like to say “It’s not me. It’s the situation.”
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