Kosta Mavroulakis - Founder & CEO, Empact Ventures, UK

Kosta Mavroulakis is an award-winning startup facilitator, super-connector and social entrepreneur. He is the Founder & CEO of Empact Ventures which helps the world’s leading entrepreneurship initiatives, high-impact non-profit causes and emerging startups to create social/economic impact through collaborative partnerships and initiatives. Its clients include leading entrepreneurial campaigns like StartUp Britain, The Venus Awards, Seven LaunchPad, and Qapitol amongst others.

In June 2016, Kosta was instrumental in delivering the StartUp Britain Bus Tour of 60+ UK cities providing free mentoring to 20,000 aspiring entrepreneurs as its Campaign Manager at Buckingham Palace with HRH Duke of York. Following this, he was part of the team with NatWest that won the British Banking Association’s ‘Innovation in nurturing startups’ award at the Financial Innovation Awards.

He  was one of the founding team and former Executive Directors (Digital) of the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) which secured £3.5m from the UK Government’s Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, and now works in more than 100 UK universities.