Maria Calafatis

Maria Calafatis

Co-Founder @The Cube Athens Workspace.

Maria is the Co-Founder at The Cube Athens Workspace. Athens’ largest co-working community, which hosts some of Greece’s best experts in technology.

The Cube is also home to most of Athens’ technology events, hackathons, innovation sessions, and training events. Through coding and business boot camps, The Cube is creating the next generation of top-tier coders and business makers.

Member of the Startup Weekend – Global Facilitation Team and has been involved with Startup Weekend since 2009, helping organize, facilitate and bring new Greek cities to the SW family, after Athens, Volos, Patra, Larissa, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, and the latest addon StartupWeekendGreeceCovid19RemoteGlobalEdition, where all SW Greek cities joined forces as one to represent Greece to fight COVID-19 Virtually.

SW junkey, xa, having facilitated over 20 events around the world in cities such as Vlasic, Torino, Copenhagen, Limerick, Saarbrucken, Moldova, ... and Plymouth this Fall.>/p>

Her first business was founded at a Startup Weekend.

Maria was invited to join as a fellow to the RSA community in 2016 which provides a platform for the world's leading thinkers, sharing their ideas online, while their Action and Research Centre search for new and innovative ways to solve society’s greatest challenges.

She loves challenges and connecting with people with the same mindset as her own and turning nothing into something huge & impactful. Mother to two teenage boys Panos 16 & Georgie 14, loves to travel and staying fit & active and loves trying out extreme sports.

Her Motto: "It's supposed to be Hard. If it wasn't hard everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it Great"

All Sessions by Maria Calafatis

19:35-20:40

Panel: Reversing Brain-Drain

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