Who we are

At Mentor we see stories worthy of narration everywhere.

An abandoned and dilapidated soap factory is a coffer of human experience and an opportunity to restore a way of life; the summit of a windswept, rocky hill is the abode of ancient gods and nymphs, a sacred place where fables demand to be told; a suburban backstreet is a map for a journey to the cataclysmic struggles of uprooted communities; a neoclassical train station is the ideal venue for tracing the evolution of cities and entire countries; a pile of shattered stones and marble is a symbol of something magical, which endures in the spirit and the words of people eager to share their history, culture, and heritage.

Our ambition is to become the conduit through which these awesome stories will find their audience and the means by which local communities will discover the formidable wealth that lies in their midst.

Mentor was created by a team of young professionals active in the field of culture, entrepreneurship, new technologies and digital communication, with the aim to contribute to the sustainable development of local communities, through the promotion and capitalization of tangible and intangible cultural assets, and contemporary artistic creation. The key tools we employ to realize this vision is the use of innovative strategies and applications in the context of cultural management.

Mentor has been recognized as one of the most innovative Greek companies in the “egg” entrepreneurship competition powered by Eurobank. Our portfolio includes projects for some of the largest cultural organizations, institutions and festivals in Greece.

Mentor aims to support and strengthen communities with untapped cultural assets, with the ultimate goal of assisting them to become self-sufficient through the proper identification, management and utilization of their comparative advantages.

Our team members have backgrounds in cultural and heritage management, academic program development, marketing and communication, social media management, interpretation and translation, web design and development, entrepreneurship and business development. They are supported by a wide network of collaborating academics, cultural managers, artists, etc.

Mentor has established important partnerships that include Eleusis 2021: European Capital of Culture, the Hellenic American University & College, the Athena Research Center, the Attica School of Ancient Drama, the Heritage Management Organization (HERITAGE), the Animasyros: International Animation Festival, the Municipality of Elefsina and the Athens Tourism Development and Promotion Company (EATA) through “This is Athens”.

The team

Panos Gkiokas

Co-founder & CEO

Yannis Pappas

Co-founder & COO

Virginia Vassilakou

Project Manager

Leonidas Argyros

Lecturer/Academic Content Editor

Alkistis Kontopoulou

Content Marketing and Content Creation

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