Public Lectures

Dr. Constantina Katsari

Professional Public Speaker

favourite topics

  • Innovation
  • Startups
  • Agile and Lean
  • Crowdfunding
  • Entrepreneurship
Dr. Constantina Katsari


I have been speaking professionally for the past twenty years. What can I say? I love the buzz of a good meeting!


I am the kind of speaker that engages fully with her audience and welcomes interruptions. I always create a friendly, semi-formal atmosphere, while I deliver valuable information. In-depth knowledge does not have to be stuffy and incomprehensible! The talks are always peppered with personal stories, recent news or historical information from the depths of time.


My audience varies from executives to startups, and from politicians to school children. In all cases, the material is easy to understand and great fun!


The topics closest to my heart are disruptive innovation, lean startup, investment, entrepreneurs in history, entrepreneurial mindset, and, last but not least, money.

Public Appearances

Agile, Lean and Scrum: Review

Scrum from Hell, Solihull, 26/7/2017

Cryptocurrencies, Ancient and Modern

2nd International Numismatic Conference on the History of Money, 5-8 January 2017, Antalya, Turkey

How to improve the success rates of lean and agile startups

Keynote- Wolves Summit, Warsaw, October 26-27 2016

The employability of agile and lean software startups

Keynote – Computer Science Department, University of Leicester, 29th September 2016

Growing and Scaling a Dating Company

iDate Conference, 26-28 September 2016, London

Entrepreneurial Mindset

Brighter Future Event, EOW, Leicester 28 May 2016

Crowdfunding Tips for Innovative Businesses

KTN Leicester, 24 May 2016

Dragon's Den panel

University of Leicester, 12 May 2016

How to survive a startup

LeanConf, Manchester, 21 April 2016

Pitfalls of investment strategy

Leicester Lean Startups, 17 February 2016

Growth hacking for innovative businesses

Innovation in Entreprise, Leicester 14 October 2015


EBEA (Greek Chamber of Commerce), Athens 7 September 2015

Judging panel, Demo day for startups

Warwick University Incubator, 5 March 2015

Continuous Innovation in Enterprises

University of Birmingham, BizzInn, 16 January 2015

How to fund your startup

Athens Lean Startups, 17 December 2014

Lean Startup and Agile Engineering

British Computer Society, The Chartered Institute for IT, Leicester 20 November 2014

How innovation helps to scale up your business

Athens Lean Startups, 8 May 2014

Innovation inside and outside of Academia

Enterprise Department, Cardiff University, 22 March 2014

The psychological effects of law on startups

University of Leicester, ELSA, 8 March 2014

Lean Canvas

University of Birmingham, BizzInn, 7 February 2014

Outrageous Marketing tips

Leicester Lean Startups, 4 March 2014

Building Entrepreneurial Communities

Round Table, University of Leicester 28 February 2014

Silicon Valley Business Technology in the Midlands

University of Birmingham, BizzInn, 3 February 2014

Growth Hacking for E-Businesses

Leicester Lean Startups, 23 January 2014

A re-evaluation of the business plan

HUB:BLE2, Space Centre, University of Leicester, 16 October 2013

The benefits of customer development

Athens Lean Startups, 11 September 2013

Contact Constantina when you need an inspiring speaker

[email protected]