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The ACE-List: Ellogon AI

Get to know ACE startup founders & find out what drives them!

The ACE-List: We are proud and excited to introduce our awesome startup founders. The ACE-List is a regular installment where startup teams from the ACE Incubation Program introduce themselves and share a little insight into their startup journey!

Meet the founders!

Name(s): Evangelos Kanoulas and Efstratios Gavves
Title(s) + field(s) (MSc/PhD or other): Professors in Artificial Intelligence
Company: Ellogon AI B.V.
Industry: Artificial Intelligence and Medical
Founded in: 2019

In short

Ellogon AI is developing technology to assist pathologists to make rapid and accurate diagnosis of diseases, leading to more effective treatment of patients.

Tell us more!

How did you come up with your startup idea?

Coming up with our startup idea was a long process of research and discussion with experts, business developers, and customers in the field.

What is your company’s unique proposition?

Analyze histopathology images by the means of Artificial Intelligence to connect diseases with effective treatments.

What has been your ACE moment?

Meeting the ACE mentors, already during the first Bootcamp week, changed our perspective, with some of their advice having a strong effect on defining our focus as a company.

What has the shift from academia to entrepreneurship been like for you?

Coming from academia we get excited with big questions and open research problems in the field we operate. Scientific curiosity, however is not the only driving force for us in this new role; we are now, more than ever, driven by societal impact.

What is the best advice you could give someone who wants to start their own business?

Question everything, do your research, and iterate. Find the most amazing team to work with.

What are your next steps for the coming months/half year?

Start working on our first product!


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