ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: Entrepreneurship Lessons from a Researcher | Dimitris Koutsioulis | TEDxUTHLarissa

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: Entrepreneurship Lessons from a Researcher | Dimitris Koutsioulis | TEDxUTHLarissa

Here’s Great Tip: Entrepreneurship Lessons from a Researcher | Dimitris Koutsioulis | TEDxUTHLarissa


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Dimitris Koutsioulis talks about small moments in your life that can impel life’s decisions.He describes his personal journey that turned a scientific idea to a startup company, highlighting the ingredients that you need in order to become an entrepreneur.

Dr Dimitris Koutsioulis is a cofounder and CEO at EnzyQuest, a venture backed biotech company, active in enzyme discovery and manufacturing. He is a research advisor at IMBB-FORTH and teaches postgraduate courses in Protein Biotechnology at the University of Crete. He has studied Biology at the University of Crete, holds an MSc degree on Molecular Biology & Biomedicine and a PhD in Protein Engineering. Dr. Dimitris Koutsioulis is a cofounder and CEO at Enzyquest, a venture backed biotech company, active in enzyme discovery and manufacturing. He is a research advisor at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (FORTH) and teaches postgraduate courses in Protein Biotechnology at the University of Crete.

Previously, he was a Head Scientist at Minotech Biotechnology (IMBB-FORTH) working on Molecular Biology product development and at New England Biolabs (Boston), one of the world’s leading enzyme companies. Dimitris has engineered over 20 enzyme products that are currently in the market.

Dimitris has studied Biology at the University of Crete and holds an MSc degree on Molecular Biology and Biomedicine and a PhD in Protein Engineering; his academic work was overseen amongst others by Sir R. Roberts and Dr. F.H. Arnold, both recipients of the Nobel Price.

He is a keen long distance runner and open sea swimmer and a proud dad of two. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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