Vlachou Panagiota after having studied foreign languages at the university of Athens and having worked mainly as an Italian teacher, she decided to follow her instinct, her love for nature and in 2007 she changed her career and she co-founded Fereikos-Helix as the Greek representative of International Institute of Snail Farming.
The company’s headquarters are based in Corinth-Greece and deal with open air snail farming in full biological cycle globally and gourmet snail products.
Panagiota is responsible in providing expertise and monitoring the snail farms with regular audits, evaluating investment projects and assuring the sustainability of the farms, offering educational activities (workshops, seminars, internships – volunteering) and providing a contractual purchase of the crop.
Her company In 2009 obtained the ‘Golden Award’ as the fastest developing company worldwide and has been hosted in several national and international media in order to communicate on the benefits of snail farming as well as present a success story of female entrepreneurship.
Panagiota is an ambassador of the European Network of Female Entrepreneurship Ambassadors, has been the finalist for the “Greek Young Entrepreneur of the Year” and a success story of the DGEnterprise of European Commission for the program “Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs”.