Amalia Agathou

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  • LocationUnited Kingdom

About me

 

With an academic background in Information and Communication Systems Engineering, Agathou co-founded e-skafos.gr, the busiest online boat classifieds service in Greece. She has worked as an editor for the Greek editions of House & Garden and Glamour magazine and has also acted as Director of Social Media for Glamour. Agathou had a long spell as editor for The Next Web . She moved to Director of Social Media for The Next Web developing their digital strategy and managing their vast community. As a consultant she has worked with companies like Studio XO, Innovate UK and built Front Row I/O an organization by London College of Fashion, enhancing the capabilities of new enterprises that bridge the gap between the fashion and tech industries. She has worked also in VC on platform, strategy and community. She has helped with the organizational part and appeared on stage at several events and conferences including: Startup Weekend Fashion, Digital Shoreditch, Hackers on The Runway, TEDxAthens, TEDxThessaloniki, Pioneers, e-nnovation, Bitspiration, Shift Conference, Wearable Futures, Decoded Fashion, Art & Fashion Forum

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Storytelling
  • Start UPS
  • Tech
  • Community Building

Work history

Currently

Consultant

Amalucky

Mar 2013
  • Fashion/Tech, Strategy and Innovation Consultant bridging the gap between the fashion and tech industry. Editor, Content & Marketing Strategy. Clients include London College of Fashion, CFE Front Row, Studio XO, Innovate UK and more. Currently sitting on the Advisory Board Think Tank for Digital Anthropology Studio

2015

Head of Communications

Dawn Capital

Dec 2014 - Jun 2015
  • Working on the firm’s strategy and positioning, community building and qualifying potential investment opportunities

2014

Program Manager

Front Row I/O

Aug 2013 - Nov 2014
  • - Creating the structure and curating the content for the accelerator program. - Growing and managing our network of investors and mentors - Responsible for the selection process - First point of contact for FRI/O portfolio of startups - Looking for new opportunities to grow FRI/O revenue streams. - Speaker and moderator for FRI/O events.

2013

Advisor for Communication & Marketing

Incrediblue

Mar 2013 - Aug 2013

2013

Social Media & Marketing Director

The Next Web

Mar 2011 - Mar 2013
  • Developed and managed TNW's social media strategy Organized and managed giveaways in partnership with tech events and startups Conceptualized and implemented social media marketing strategies to increase brand awareness, drove website traffic and increased awareness around new TNW products and features.

2013

Social Media Editor

Thenextweb

Nov 2009 - Mar 2013
  • Blogs on social media marketing, digital luxury and fashion, ecommerce

2011

Co-founder

E-skafos.gr

Sep 2006 - Nov 2011
  • Product manager, marketing strategy

2010

Editor, Glamour and House

Condenast/ Liberis Publications

Feb 2008 - Nov 2010
  • Tech editor for Glamour magazine Ecology and Travel editor for Glamour and House& Garden magazine Pitching story ideas and Interviewing ( streets artists, singers, actors, directors, bloggers, entrepreneurs, architects) Searching, selecting and editing images to accompany stories for tech, travel and ecology columns Researching and covering current topics ( money& career column, well being column, fashion trends) Going out on the field and reporting on trending topics in greek society Created Glamour’s Social Media strategy (account on Twitter (@glamourgreece), YouTube (glamourgreece) and Facebook page, mini - interviews with celebs on Twitter, contests & giveaways for our online community via twitter/facebook/e-mails, initiated a column with different fashion bloggers as guest editors every month.

Education

2015

Information and Communication Systems Engineering

University of the Aegean

Jun 2015 - Jun 2015
  • University of the Aegean Bachelor's Degree, Information and Communication Systems Engineering Department 2007 · Participated in the Hungarian- Greek student exchange program in the summer of 2004. · Attended the 3rd Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Conference (2004). · Attended the European Intensive Program on Information Security Management and Technology, IPICS 2005, The Sixth Winter School at the University of Oulu Publications The Role of Data Mining in Intrusion Detection Technology(Link) Idea Group Reference 2008 Co-author of: “The Role of Data Mining in Intrusion Detection Technology”. (Agathou and T. Tzouramanis) In D. Garson and M. Khosrow-Pour (eds.): “Handbook of Research on Public Information Technology”, Idea Group Reference, 2007, in print, after judgment.