About Emerging Humanity, Our Story and Our Team
About Emerging Humanity | Image Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

ABOUT EMERGING HUMANITY



Mission

Promote economic development and prosperity by helping entrepreneurs build successful startups

We see entrepreneurship as a catalyst for business activity, economic development, and prosperity in communities all over the world. Our goal is to facilitate this process!

We provide training (courses, bootcamps, webinars), support (coaching, mentoring, consulting) and resources (tools, contacts, templates) that help founders, entrepreneurs and early-stage startups tackle startup chaos, gain market traction, and become fundable.

 

Philosophy

Successful businesses require strong founders and a focus on leadership and social responsibility

For a company to grow big, its business goals get to align with society's goals. The new playbook is to pursue success based on vision and our universal human values.

At the same time, a company cannot grow big if its founders think small. Overcoming personal limitations is necessary in order to lead successfully in the ever-changing business environment.

Our Story

By Our Founder, Christos Kritikos

Christos Kritikos Startup Preaccelerator | Emerging Humanity

I always had a passion for helping entrepreneurs

I started as a technology solutions consultant for small businesses, working with founders and executives on both internal and customer-facing products & services. I was enjoying the creative aspect of it and my contribution to what they were striving to achieve. I was good at my job and loved it!

As my experience grew, I would see more of the big picture. I started to notice that the results were not always to the satisfaction of the founders or to the benefit of the customer (individually) or society (collectively).

Many businesses were making the same mistake

The factor that stood out to me (and I felt I could do something about) was the tendency to get off track. Most founders had a vision and the best intentions to turn it into reality. They had a genuine desire to bring something good to their customer and the market.

Alas, they would get overwhelmed by execution hurdles and day-to-day tasks. The commitment to the vision would slowly erode, things would get more reactive (to market, investors, logistics, human factors, life) instead of proactive, and the company would end up far from where they intended to go.

Christos Kritikos Startup Bootcamp | Emerging Humanity

The idea was to reconnect them with their vision

My idea was quite simple. If the vision is carried along all the way to the daily tasks, it is easier to stay the course. The key was for the nitty-gritty to connect back to the vision.

Naturally, the implementation was more complicated because there were many moving pieces. I used my experience (and numerous hard-learned lessons) to connect the dots between various industry practices that were separated by big gaps. I bridged those gaps, combined everything into a methodology that goes from big picture to everyday action items in a systematic way, then iterated a few times, testing and adjusting. The result was worth it!

My methodology became a compass for founders

What started as a passion project has been steadily growing into a thriving business. Founders love the idea, it resonates with them. They also love the methodology, it helps them clarify their vision, identify what they want to do, and distill these into an action plan that they feel good about. It serves as a compass that keeps business activity tethered to the vision and the company aligned with its higher purpose!

Creating and launching a company is hard. Emerging Humanity supports founders in walking the path and feeling proud about the outcome.

Christos Kritikos

About Christos  

Christos Kritikos is a US-based startup coach/mentor, product expert, speaker and dreamer, who is passionate about entrepreneurship and its potential to bring economic development and prosperity. He has participated in several companies, consulted dozens of clients, and mentored numerous founders helping with the growing pains of startups.

His education includes a M.S. in Computer Science (UCLA, Fulbright Scholar) and certifications in Design Thinking, Product Management, Brand Management and Product Marketing. He combines these with 25+ years of personal development work into a methodology that treats mindfulness and inner balance as cornerstones for building a successful company.

Christos coaches & mentors both independently and through accelerators. He is an EIR for the Federal SBDC program, a mentor for NSF I-Corps, and a contributor at innovation initiatives around the world. He has a passion for the convergence of technology and humanity, and advocates mindful entrepreneurship that aligns with our personal integrity and our collective needs. Christos specializes in consumer-facing products & services in fields like health & wellness, education, travel & hospitality, economic development, social impact, and lifestyle. He is a world traveler, a Zen practitioner, and a dark chocolate connoisseur!

Karl Björnsson testimonial
“Christos knows the right tools and methods to use and helps you formalize a clear road map for development through a process of engaging discussion and analysis.”
Karl Björnsson, Cofounder/CEO, Hefring LLC

Meet the Team

Emerging Humanity - Alejandro
Alejandro
Product Management
 
Emerging Humanity - Dunja
Dunja
Graphic Design and Illustration
 
Emerging Humanity - Nahuel
Nahuel
UX & UI Design
 
Emerging Humanity - Samuel
Samuel
Digital Media
 
Emerging Humanity - Tamara
Tamara
Educational Programs
 

Startup Advisors

Andre Dneprov | Emerging Humanity
Andre Dneprov
Business Operations and Leadership
 
Gaetan Philippart | Emerging Humanity
Gaetan Philippart
Business Development and Marketing
 
Kitty Yu | Emerging Humanity
Kitty Yu
Mergers and Acquisitions
 
Michalis Faloutsos | Emerging Humanity
Michalis Faloutsos
Business Development
 
Odomitchi Anikpo | Emerging Humanity
Odomitchi Anikpo
Innovation and Technology
 
Periklis Andritsos | Emerging Humanity
Periklis Andritsos
Analytics and Intelligence
 
Salvatore Giammarresi | Emerging Humanity
Salvatore Giammarresi
International Expansion
 
Sonia Brodski | Emerging Humanity
Sonia Brodski
Operations
 
Vera Nazarova | Emerging Humanity
Vera Nazarova
Financial and Compliance
 
Yesim Saydan | Emerging Humanity
Yesim Saydan
Growth Hacking
 

Partners and Affiliates

Emerging Humanity - Changemakers Lab
Changemakers Lab
Innovation for Social Change
 
Emerging Humanity - The Kohas Agency
The Kohas Agency
Communication and PR
 
Emerging Humanity - Programize LLC
Programize LLC
Software R&D
 

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