Philo4Thought Hellenic Professional Mentoring Initiative is pleased to present our October 2017 Young Professional of the Month! The goal of our publications is to provide positive, successful role models who will inspire the next generation of young professionals. Preliminary criteria for YPM candidates is that they are actively engaged in an entrepreneurial initiative or have made a successful career for themselves, thereby serving as strong role models to the next generation of young professionals. Candidates are typically of Hellenic origin and part of a humanitarian (educational, sociological, scientific, etc.) or environmentally-conscious field. Given the gradual expansion of our readership, we currently interview candidates who embrace a specific Hellenic philosophy best described in a word, Philotimo (φιλότιμο). The most important qualifications all our candidates share are the spirit and compassion to persevere, and the heart to share their knowledge and experience with others.
Kostapanos Miliaresis (Bachelors, Business Administration, Athens University of Economics and Business (2015)), Founder of the vibrant nonprofit Ethelon, is most commonly noted for his record of excellence in effecting change through volunteerism and social entrepreneurship. To date, he received international recognition as a Global Change-Maker by the Ashoka Foundation and as a Leading Social Entrepreneur in Forbes 30 Under 30. Kostapanos applies his creativity and sense of perseverance to making a steady, positive impact in the world while promoting a fresh philanthropic mindset in others. He is currently pursuing his M.B.A. at Fordham University's Gabelli Business School in New York and co-mentoring Philo4Thought’s Spring Intern.
We had the pleasure of meeting Kostapanos, through his proactive participation in the Fall 2017 National Hellenic Students Association (NHSA) Hellenic Convention at Georgia Tech PDF OF NHSA PRESS RELEASE, where he served as one of the main guest lecturers. His amazing dedication to helping and educating others has been transformed into a reality through the establishment of Ethelon, He utilizes his creativity and perseverance to make a positive impact in the world. We are honored to share his story with you today.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE LINK (2017): Wheels of Change
FAST FORWARD (2019): Kostapanos is currently General Manager of Ethelon. He has received international recognition as a Global Change-Maker by the Ashoka Foundation and as a Social Entrepreneur in Forbes 30 Under 30. He is now pursuing his M.B.A. at Fordham University's Gabelli Business School in New York.
CREDIT & RECOGNITION: Many thanks to Kostapanos Miliaresis for sharing his story with us and to all those who contributed to this story, including our graphic designer Menios Georgopoulos and photographer Alexander Tsapos of Tsapos Media.
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