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TNH Picks: NextGen Entrepreneurs on the Rise in America

November 15, 2021

A new generation of Greeks in America is rising through the business world by doing great work and achieving new heights at young ages. Who are they? What do they do? We’ve got 9 entrepreneurs in the Greek community to keep an eye on this season.

  • John Antokas: Chief of Everything at Metro Transportation Management & Design, Inc

John is a trained Urban Planner, entrepreneur, and experienced professional who combines business strategies and processes to transform ideas into real growth. His goal is to make businesses and cities efficient, safe and successful.

  • Pano Balomenos: Managing Partner at Kruger Capital Group

Panos is a passionate entrepreneur, with a particular focus on building early stage ideas and businesses into high growth, professional operations. His experiences include creating businesses from the ground up, turning around and restructuring failing businesses, growing high potential brands, and developing real estate.

  • Lisa Bilyeu: Co-Founder and President, Impact Theory & Co-Founder, Quest Nutrition

Lisa is the co-founder and president of Impact Theory, a digital media production company focused on empowering content. In addition to co-founding Impact Theory, she co-founded the billion dollar brand, Quest Nutrition, ten years ago.

  • George Coritsidis: Founder of Skopos Contracting & Design

After spending some time in Miami, George returned to New York City in 2017 and assembled a team of experienced contractors and tradesmen to establish Skopos Contracting & Design; a contracting company that would be a one-stop-shop for clients looking to affordably take a project from start to finish without sacrificing design.

  • Eleni Delimpaltadaki-Janis: ESG Investor, Fund Manager & Economic Development Professional

When Eleni co-founded Equivico at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, she sought to build a company that, like her career, is situated at the nexus of profitable investments and social justice. As an investment professional, she draws on her experience in economic development, statistics, market research and social science to invest profitably in businesses and assets that benefit investors and society alike.

  • Kristina Headrick: Founder of Yia Mas, a lifestyle brand and workshop series inspired by the traditions of wellness and self-inquiry embedded in Hellenic culture

Kristina is a purpose-driven writer and creative marketing strategist with a decade of experience across wellness, lifestyle, the arts, and travel. Her work drives the conversation around health through well-researched, engaging content.

  • Chris Kostoulas: Cofounder, COO at Peek

Through his company, Chris is helping reinvent multifamily leasing with fast, easy, and affordable virtual tour technology.

  • Alexander Malamatinas: Founder & Managing Partner at Melitas Ventures

Alex is the Founder and Managing Partner of Melitas Ventures, a New York based venture capital fund that partners with innovative early stage food and beverage companies.

  • Ari Raptis: Supply Chains CEO and Founder at Talaria Transportation & Melly Home Delivery

Ari is a CEO and entrepreneur who was named a Top 40 Under 40 Rising Star by Marijuana Venture. With a history of working in logistics and supply chain management, he established Talaria Transportation with the goal of building the optimum logistics system for the evolving needs of the alternative health industry.


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