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Greek Startup Universe: Network for Innovative Greeks Supported by Ministry of FA

February 27, 2021

ATHENS – The Secretariat General for Public Diplomacy and Greeks Abroad of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the launching of the online program Greek Startup Universe on March 2, hosted by the non-profit organization Startup Greece and Founderhood. The program will be free for all Greeks and Cypriots who have a tech startup or a promising tech idea.

The Greek Startup Universe aims to connect innovative Greeks from across the globe, bringing together strategic partners like GreekTech in New York, CyprusInno in Cyprus, and the Office of Economic and Commercial Affairs of the Consulate General of Greece in San Francisco. The Economia group and Epicheiro are the program’s media partners. The initiative is supported by Orange Grove, the Athens Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and the Greek House of Davos, among others.

Accomplished startup founders of Hellenic descent, investors, and specialized executives, whose experience stems from the greatest tech innovation hubs globally, will be in touch with Greek and Cypriot tech startup founders from all over the world, throughout the eight weeks of the program.

The participating teams will be able to schedule one-on-one meetings with more than forty accomplished experts of Hellenic descent, from all the continents of the world, eager to offer their experience over sectors like the minimum viable product, communication, sales, and fundraising strategies. Moreover, they will gain access to a network of 17 major tech business markets, including San Francisco, New York, and Israel, but also emerging markets, like India or Brazil. The experts are employed in companies like Google, Amazon, Salesforce, Linkedin, and Facebook.

Apart from the one-on-one meetings, the participants can attend weekly talks by experienced mature tech founders who have collectively raised $500 million, like Alex Piperides, Costas Pardalis, Niki Goulimi, and investors like Niko Bonatsos. The active communication to community forums, access to educational material, and perks provided by the program’s corporate partners, like HubSpot, Zendesk, and Proto.io, are other notable pillars of the initiative. The teams with the greatest progress during the program will be matched with Greek Angel investors, with $10 million of investment capital available.

We make an appeal to Greek and Cypriot tech startup founders in Greece and abroad, who are interested in the program, to register through its website, www.greekstartupuniverse.org, by March 1, 2021.

For more information, you can attend the online presentation of the program, on Thursday, February 25, 9 PM EST, which will be broadcast live from the social media of the Greek Startup Universe, Facebook and Twitter.

You can find the Greek Startup Universe on social media: LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


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