Andreas Stefanidis is the President of the non-profit, historical Educational Association of Athens “Hfaistos” and the non-profit organization ACADEMY of ENTREPRENEURSHIP which he co-founded. He holds a degree in Business Administration with Major in Management Accounting and Minor in Economics from the State University of New York at New Paltz (1994), having graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors. He has also been certified as a trainer of adult non-formal education by the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP). He started his professional career teaching Management Accounting and Financial Accounting in New York College where he taught from 1995 to 2009. He also taught at the University of New York Tirana in Albania for 4 years. From 2004 to 2013, he taught Managerial Accounting, Cost Accounting & Business Decision Support Systems courses as visiting lecturer at the State University of New York at New Paltz. In 1999, he started his own company offering training seminars for Management Accounting. In 2001, he founded the Federation of Hellenic Associations of Young Entrepreneurs and he is currently serving as Honorary President. In 2014, he became the Head of Aephoria.net, an incubator of new business concepts and the host organization of the Bluegrowth initiative in cooperation with the Municipality of Piraeus, where new and innovative and sustainable business ideas related relevant to sea and aquatic resources are supported. In 2008, he introduced the institution of the Global Entrepreneurship Week in Greece, with the Federation of Hellenic Associations of Young Entrepreneurs being the host organization.