Money vs. Talent – Unleashing innovation in entrepreneurship


Andreas Antonopoulos, Private Investor and Rector & MBA Professor at the University of New York in Prague answers the tough question which is move valuable when building a start-up; money or talent?

About the speaker

Dr. Andreas Antonopoulos is the Rector of UNYP and teaches Entrepreneurship in its MBA Programs. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from University College London, UK, where he has been teaching as an Adjunct Professor since 1998.

Dr. Antonopoulos also earned an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, and a D.Eng from the University of Patras, Greece. He has published numerous business and academic papers, and is a frequent speaker at major conferences and industry events. Dr. Antonopoulos has a 20-year career balancing an academic, industry and entrepreneurial background. He was Co-founder and Managing Partner of Working Knowledge, a leading telecoms advisory firm and has also spent 5 years teaching Telecom Business & Entrepreneurship, serving as an Associate Professor and Chair of the Technology Management Department, as well as holding the position of Graduate Programs Director, at the CEU Business School of Central European University. He has held a variety of senior and middle management appointments in leading telecom sector companies such as RHK, Lucent Technologies, Nortel Networks and British Telecom, serving in a number of countries worldwide.

Dr. Antonopoulos also co-founded and sits on the board of directors of Marathon Invest, an investment fund focusing in the CEE markets and of Viva Credit, an online financial services firm. He has had a total of six start-up engagements since 2001. Having worked and lived in Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Greece, Hungary, the Philippines, Romania, Singapore, Spain, the UK and the US, and speaking six languages, Dr. Antonopoulos brings substantial international and multicultural experience to UNYP.