Employee Recognition Awards

Employee Recognition Awards was last modified: April 1st, 2020 by Starttech Ventures

We value our people and we make sure to reward them as well

To be effective in your job, you need to feel appreciated. You need to know all your efforts are recognized. Recognition drives motivation, builds trust, improves culture and makes the workplace a happy place to spend each and every day of your weekdays; a place to live and grow.

That’s why, at Starttech, we annually reward our best employees with two recognition awards; our traditional Vtrip Award and (more recently) our Rising Vtrip Award. These are not just “top performers” awards. It’s a gesture of gratitude for those that embody our five core values:

teamwork, entrepreneurship, innovation, quality, usefulness

Qualities that all of our team members need to have. Our honorees are credited and respected for their strong performance, their significant achievements and their peer-to-peer contribution, within their team and beyond. That’s what a culture of recognition means for us.

As for the prize, we make sure it’s something that matches our honoree’s personality, to make for a memorable experience 🙂

Want to learn more about our employee recognition awards?

Read on!

Awarded VTrippers of the year

2007: George Dramitinos, CTO/CIO at Yodeck

2008: Periklis Venakis Lead engineer at Epignosis

2009: Lefteris Trimintzios – CEO and Co-Founder at DreamClass 

2010: Manos Moschous – CTO at AbZorba

2011: Thanassis Parathyras – Co-Founder and CTO at Stackmasters

2012: George Tesseris – CTO at DreamClass

2013: Chris Kritikos – Senior Software Engineer at Abzorba

2014: Eleftheria Papatheodorou – Customer Support and Training Manager at Epignosis

2015: Vangelis Mihalopoulos – Co-Founder at Starttech Ventures and CEO at Yodeck.

2016: Collectively to:
Pantelis Petridis – Co-Founder and Senior Software Engineer at Elorus
Giorgos Stratakis – Software engineer at Elorus.

2017: Nikos Kapetanos – Lead Backend Engineer at Yodeck

2018: Giorgos Zisopoulos – Software Engineer at Veturilo

2019: Panagiotis Sarantopoulos – Head of Content Marketing, Lean Acceleration, Starttech Ventures

"Rising" Vtripper Honorees

2019 George Zaroulis – Systems Engineer at Stackmasters

How about some interviews?

While not everyone was available for a brief discussion, after the fact, we’ve done our best to include a few fun facts and perks about working with a startup in our portfolio.