12 December 2020

TIME-Excellence Lecture by Marina Hatsopoulos

TIME-Excellence Lecture by Marina Hatsopoulos

Please join us for a TIME Excellence lecture by Marina Hatsopoulos, Chairperson of the Board and investor in Levitronix Technologies. The title of the talk will be “The Entrepreneurial Journey”. Marina, being an entrepreneur, director and angel investor, will focus her talk on her professional path (see her impressive bio bellow), her work with startups in Greece, and the current status of entrepreneurship in Greece.

The lecture will take place via the internet on Wednesday the 18th of December at 15:00 (Athens time). There are two ways to participate:

1. Please follow this link: but bare in mind that online participation will be capped to 15 participants. Thereby, if you are planning to participate online please contact the moderator, Dr. Andreas Panagopoulos, at least a day in advance.

2. The lecture will also be broadcasted online in lecture hall A.2.3. in the Economics Department, University of Crete, Rethymnon.

Bio: Marina Hatsopoulos is an entrepreneur, director and angel investor. She is Chairperson of the Board and investor in Levitronix Technologies, the worldwide leader in magnetically levitated bearingless motor technology. She is a Director of Cynosure Inc., a $300 million leader in the laser aesthetics market. She is on the Advisory Board of the Nantucket [technology] Conference, the EGG acceleration program in Greece, and MIT Enterprise Forum Greece. Ms. Hatsopoulos was the Founding CEO and primary investor in Z Corporation from 1994 through its successful sale in 2005. Z Corporation was a market leader in 3D Printing, a technology used to produce physical prototypes from design data at very low cost and high speed. She also served as Director of the GSI Group, a $300 million supplier of laser-based products, and Contex Holding, a $100 million leading manufacturer of large-format scanners. She was an investor and Director of Tea Forte, a luxury brand of teas and accessories, which was sold to Sara Lee in late 2011. She was also an investor and Director of Dear Kate, and is currently an investor in Codebender, based in Greece. She holds a B.A. from Brown University and an M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Press/Awards/Publications: Ms. Hatsopoulos was honored with Mass. High Tech’s 2001 All-Star Award for Hardware. She has been profiled in Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Boston Business Journal, the Boston Globe and Technology Review. She speaks at technology conferences and at the nation’s top business schools, and was on Boston Magazine’s 2008 Extended Power List of the most powerful people in town. She has published articles in Design News and Time Compression Technologies, and contributed a chapter, titled “Product Differentiation from Technology,” to Jumpstart: Launching Your Business Venture, Profitably and Successfully (Aspatore, 2003).

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