Stavros Messinis

Stavros Messinis is the cofounder and community curator of The Cube Athens, Greece’s largest startup cluster, event space, co-working space and makerspace. Hosting over 25 technology startups, The Cube ishome to the many of Greece’s tech meet-ups and startup events. Stavros is also a member of Startup Weekend’s global facilitator team having facilitated weekends in Cologne, Athens, Jeddah, Hamburg, Utrecht, Chisinau a, Nicosia,Milton Keynes and Saarbrucken. He is also the facilitator of SWNext, an experiential entrepreneurial curriculum delivered in collaboration with Steve Blank. Previously, Stavros had cofounded coLab Athens at Startup Weekend Athens, 2009. coLab was Greece’s first coworking space and went on to become Greece’s biggest network of coworking spaces with a presence in 3 cities. Stavros sold his stake in coLab in February 2013 and has since started The Cube among other things. His most recent initiatives have been, a global community of startup founders that gather in cities around the world for a casual meal, exchanging best practices while socializing and networking. His latest initiative is, a not-for profit initiative, an entrepreneurship themed roadshow travelling around Greece, setting up an entrepreneurship campus for a week in each city and leaving behind an energized local community.