CO-FOUNDER & GENERAL MANAGER
Theo Anagnostopoulos is a person of many titles: geneticist, science engager, social entrepreneur, public speaker, and since 2021, a National Geographic Explorer. He holds a Ph.D. in medical genetics from King’s College London, and his Postdoctoral research work was in hereditary cancer. He has received training in social entrepreneurship from Stanford University and in leadership from Columbia University.
He is the co-founder and general manager of SciCo. His mission is to connect people by creating opportunities for non-scientists to engage with science, reaffirming science’s vital role in our everyday lives.
He is also the Co-Founder of the "Athens", "Thessaloniki" “Patras”, “Thessaly”, and "Mediterranean” Science Festivals, “Mind the Lab”, the "School Lab" international teaching platform, “STEMpowering Youth - Generation Next”, “Celebrity Science”. He is also Co-Founder of “Theta Communications”, a company specializing in experiential training of human resources..
He is the first Greek to become an “Ashoka Fellow”. He has received the British Council UK Alumni Social Impact Award (2017), the Newcastle University Alumni Impact Award (2019) and the Ecsite Marianno Gago Award (2019). He is also a member of the Explorers Club in New York.
Theo has travelled in 92 countries, in 6 continents.