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AIT Community / Faculty / Teaching Fellows / Kyriakos Pierrakakis


Kyriakos Pierrakakis is a Doctoral Candidate at St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, and is also a graduate of MIT (Master's in Technology Policy - Engineering Systems Division), of Harvard University (Master in Public Policy - John F. Kennedy School of Government) and of the Athens University of Economics and Business (B.Sc. in Informatics).

Kyriakos is also a former Chairman of the Institute for Youth of the Greek Ministry of Education, where he focused a lot on the development of a startup ecosystem in Greece and on building bridges between Greek innovators and the Silicon Valley community. He is currently an advisor to a promising startup ( / Pinnatta).

He has also worked as an advisor for the Greek Ministry of Economic Development, as a researcher at MIT's Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR), in a prominent US Think Tank (Center for American Progress) and in Political Campaigns.

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