AF Experience: Promoting, Enhancing, and Nurturing Hellenic Culture in America

November 19, 2020

BOSTON – AF Experience is a technology company focusing on social experiences. The founders, Ari Kalos and Fotios Stamos, have a long history in working with the Greek and Greek-American culture around the world, and especially in the USA.

Their first project was a Greek-American social network launched in 1998. Since then, they have worked with every outlet in every medium to bring Hellenic culture to the forefront, from being the first to host a public screening of My Big Fat Greek Wedding before the film went into wide release and creating a Greek-American reality show on American broadcast TV to creating the first Apple and Android app for the Hellenic community around the world and creating the first social picture galleries on the web anywhere. They have been featured in U.S. news media, in print and on television, as well as in the Greek media, and their long history from the early days of the web speaks for itself.

Today, they are focused on enhancing Greek culture in many digital and real world ways by promoting the Greek community, as well as Greek organizations and businesses. They have launched multiple websites and apps as well as podcasts and multimedia channels focused on various Greek themes.

They shared their full network of current efforts:

Connecting Greeks Show with official app, website, and podcast for the Connecting Greeks streaming show and podcast hosted by actor/comedian Angelo Tsarouchas, Ari Kalos, and Fotios Stamos. https://connectinggreeks.com

GreekDonation, website and app, is the best way to receive donations or fundraise for your Greek organization, charity, business, or cause. View a presentation: https://arikalos.com/GreekDonation.pdf.

 Greek Wine Club, an amazing online Greek wines and spirits shopping website and app along with virtual events and real world events. https://www.greekwinesdelivered.com

Greek Sisters, a Greek cooking and lifestyle website and app made up of sisters Caroline and Joanna, as well as their brother Ari. The young ladies are the heart and soul of the site while Ari is the technical mind. https://greeksisters.com

Boston Greeks, a community for Greeks in New England featuring a website, podcast, and app featuring news, events, music, and a show. https://www.bostongreeks.com

Urban Wine Club, a wine social network app, website, and podcast dedicated to the wine community. Although not specifically Greek-centric, we constantly promote Greek themes to this non-Greek community. https://www.urbanwineclub.co

No Backing Down Podcast, created with sports agent Sean Stellato where we interview professional and college athletes, as well as doctors, celebrities, and people who have overcome the odds to succeed in their chosen fields.

Future Releases:

Greekazon, the future of online Greek shopping is here in a next generation shopping app created exclusively for Greek products and Greek producers.

iLoveSantorini, an amazing app that will serve as a tour guide, social network, deal finder, and GPS-based navigator in one free app. View a presentation: https://arikalos.com/ilove.pdf 

The AF Foundation, a non-profit 501c3 company created to work with youth in furthering their pursuits in education, career choices, and sports.

AF Experience is a company positioned to serve as a true catalyst for pushing forward the Greek culture through the enhancement and promotion of Greek leaders, businesses, organizations, and places. “We want to give back to a culture that has given us so much,” the founders said.

For more information, contact Fotios Stamos by phone: 617-293-8557 or email: [email protected].


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