★ UNICEF Global Children’s Rights Champion Gold Medal Winner
★ Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Recipient
George is a seasoned Entrepreneur, Business Developper, and Consultant with a proven track record of maximizing business growth strategies and cultivating trusted relationship. He co-founded Trendr, a private-label mobile networking app that was featured by Virgin/Richard Branson and awarded “Top 100 Most Innovative Companies in the World” by The Intelligence Community. George also served as Senior Business Development at Mobeewave, a mobile payment startup that was acquired by Apple, where he led key strategic relationships and partnerships. George’s passion for customer satisfaction drives his success in driving business growth.
George is also a respected Children’s Rights Activist & Advocate since the age of 14, with over 15 years of experience in the community/non-profit sector. He has led advocacy efforts, driven policy changes, and raised funds for youth-centered campaigns He founded the Political Council for Help for Youth in Canada and Co-founded the Global Youth Action Network, which became one of the largest networks of its time. Additionally, he has led fundraising efforts and represented the International Bureau for Children’s Rights, a United Nations Special Status INGO. He also led relief efforts following Montreal’s Dawson College tragedy in 2016.
George enjoys turning ambitious strategic ideas and visions that have a positive impact into reality with passion, boldness, drive, thick skin, vision, (short & long-term goals) with a big love for people. Proactive leader with proven capacity to inspire, garner community support, provide clear direction and achieve consensus. Creating key relationships & building partnerships with his business acumen with resiliency & persistence are keys to his success.
What people say about George:
"George knows everybody and everybody knows George! He worked for us for a secret project this year with an important mobile brand and helped us big time to reach key strategic players. Dedicated man, with a real willingness to help no matter how difficult it is. All of this surrounded by a big heart" - Co-Founder, Mobeewave (Sold to Apple)
Industry Expertise (4)
Areas of Expertise (8)
Community & Government Relations
Harvard University : Advanced Course in International Humanitarian Law & Policy , International Humanitarian Law & Policy 2011
Université du Québec à Montréal: BA, Political Science, Political Science 2008
Media Appearances (1)
Considered 1 of 25 Great Transformational Canadian
Globe & Mail (National Newspaper in Canada)
George Stamatis has been a forceful presence and champion of children’s rights in his community, throughout Canada, and abroad
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- Corporate Training