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Techstars Global Online Startup Weekend COVID-19 GREECE
Friday, April 24 - 26, 2020
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Techstars Global Online Startup Weekend COVID-19 GREECE
Friday, April 24 - 26, 2020
Friday, April 24 - 26, 2020
Event starts at 6:00 pm
Your idea in 54 hours!
This series of online Techstars Startup Weekends are run at a country level, focused on developing solutions that directly tackle COVID-19-related challenges. They are 54-hour online events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs - you'll connect with amazing mentors, industry experts, founders, and partners who are ready to help you get started.
Each country will bring together hundreds or even thousands of participants that will work on prototypes for three days. This event is not only about bringing together developers who can work on software-based solutions for the crisis. It’s an opportunity for everyone interested in the topic to inspire and be inspired and to work together on developing inclusive solutions. Here is the website for more details https://covid.startupweekend.org/
Tickets to register your place for the event are completely free but you are able to make a donation, which will go to an organization selected by the organizing team, tackling the COVID-19 crisis. If you wish to make a donation, simply add any amount you wish to donate to the ‘Donation’ ticket option that will be available in the next few weeks.
Do you want to get involved in entrepreneurship but don't know how?
Are you one of those who believe that the recent crisis creates new opportunities?
Startup Weekend is here, and in collaboration with all the organizers of the Greek SWs, invites creative people to collaborate, remotely for the first time from all over the country, to find solutions related to COVID-19 that will triumph! Make the perfect start on April 24-26!
What is Startup Weekend?Startup Weekend is one of the most popular youth entrepreneurship development institutions in the world today. Participants are invited to form teams and to develop and present comprehensive business plans within just 54 hours, under the guidance of mentors from the business, academic and investment sectors. This time, all this will happen from your home!For the first time, potential startuppers from all over Greece are joining forces to tackle problems arising from the state of the global pandemic, and are focusing on the business solutions of the next day.
Where?Like all major events of this period worldwide, Startup Weekend GREECE REMOTE COVID-19 will be held entirely virtually and remotely for participants, mentors and judges, in a discord server and is expected to support thousands of attendees simultaneously!
How do I register? Is there any cost?Anyone can register by April 24 here, and it is completely free! Upon Participation you can:
- have the opportunity to work on your idea,
- be consulted with mentors and market people
- work with other people who share common interests
- get your idea validated by experienced judges
- create your own startup!
What should I expect?
- Startup Weekend starts on Friday afternoon with a presentation of the concepts/ideas and formation of the teams!
- Continues on Saturday at an intensive pace with brainstorming, business canvas development and prototyping.
- and finally it concludes on Sunday night with the remote presentations to the judges who will evaluate the result based on the viability of the business plan and its innovation.
- Throughout the event, successful mentors from the business “realm” are at the side of the teams to guide participants and share valuable experiences and advice.
- Winners win services as prizes that will give them the opportunity to showcase their idea nationally and internationally.
You need more details?The event's mentors and the agenda will be announced soon. More information can be found here and you can contact the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org or at facebook event.
Friday April 24th
Saturday April 25th
Sunday April 26th
He was one of the founding members of the Greek leading internet portal www.in.gr where he acted as Managing Director for the first five years, from conception till its establishment as a major media factor.
Among others he was Director of the Greek edition of National Geographic books and videos, newspaper collumnist and editor of various electronic and paper publications. and reports on Innovatio, Entrepreneurship and STEM issues.
Born 1959 in Alexandria, he studied Biology in Athens, never finished his PhD in Bioinformatics, and spends some weekends hiking and mountain-top communicating with very low power in radiowaves.
He is currently General Manager at Hellenic Association of Mobile Application Companies (HAMAC - ΣΕΚΕΕ).
Global Talent Acquisition | Sourcing | Rainbow Unicorn Finder | Social Recruiting & Training | Speaker |
In her 15+ year career in the recruiting space, Angie has worked with organizations to help improve their TA technology strategy. She works closely with technology companies to help TA leaders improve and implement tools and procedures for effective and efficient candidate sourcing and engagement.
Angie is a founding member of SourceCon Chicago, a member of SourceCon’s first Technology Advisory Committee, a board member of STAR Chicago and a participant of the Unleash Startup Zone. She is fully armed with the latest trends and innovations in tools and technology. And because she loves this space so much, she also produces an annual technical recruiting event in Seattle -- Talent42 and an annual DisruptHR Athens in Greece.
On a personal note, Angie enjoys traveling to Greece and spending time with her beautiful daughter and wonderful husband. You'll also catch her listening to Duran Duran tunes.
Tatiana and Georgina Fakoukaki
Creators and Leaders of MIND.T an innovative startup
Olga has 15 years of marketing and communications experience managing projects and teams in Fortune 500 companies and startups, she holds an MBA from SDA Bocconi business school and is a serial entrepreneur herself.
But most importantly, Olga is a wife, a mum of 2 boys and one pup and has always had a way around people, creating clarity, motivation, and results for everyone in her life. And she was brave and happy enough to accept that gift and set herself on a journey to change people’s lives.Choose to succeed and get in touch!
He’s been working in creative advertising and communications for the past 20 years and has worked in both Portugal and the UK for different global markets like EMEA, LATAM and APAC. Samsung, HP, Fox International Channels, Nestlé, Bentley Motors, Xbox, Colgate, Virgin Active, Bentley Motors, Unilever and BP are some of the clients he has worked for. Until recently he was the Global Creative Director at the U-Studios, OLIVER Agency inhouse agency at Unilever, working for all of its 300+ brands.He’s now the Executive Creative Director at Interweave Agency in London & Athens.
Frederico has won more than 40 international awards including Cannes Lions, the South American El Ojo, Lovie Awards and the UK’s DADIs and BIMAs Awards and has been judging several prestige international festivals such as Cannes Lions, Dubai Lynx, D&AD and New York Festivals.
Freelance Digital Marketer & Content Creator | Social Media Instructor | Startup Consultor
Starting as a Social Media Manager at a Personal Development Company in 2014, Maria discovered the Digital World mainly as a copywriter. After this experience, she created her own literature blog and worked as a Content Manager at a Creative Digital Marketing Agency. Right now, Maria works as a Freelance Digital Marketer & Content Creator, with 5+ years of working experience, 38+ satisfied companies, and more than 270 personal archives as a content writer.
She helps Digital Marketing Agencies, startups, influencers, and businesses grow, and also she collaborates with co-working spaces as a Digital Marketing Instructor for newbies, business owners, and employees. Maria’s mission is to spread tech awareness and help people scroll to actually build and not just scroll.
He refers to himself as a cineast and photographer. He worked long enough on a farm to understand how difficult it is. Creative and always positive. Innovation to him doesn’t mean a sh*t if it doesn’t solve a problem in a sustainable way.
He loves organizing and bringing people together.
Founder of OK!Thess
He dealt with the promotion of "digital cities" and international cooperation in research and technological development. Later, as the senior officer responsible for international relations of the EU in the same sectors, contributed to the preparation of the EU negotiations and agreements with countries such as China, Russia, the US, Brazil and others.
He came back home to Thessaloniki where he taught European politics at ACT. In 2014 he was elected member of the Thessaloniki City Council with special responsibility for innovation. In the latter capacity he has been the founder of OK!Thess an effort to catalyse an innovation ecosystem in the city as well as a pre-incubator for promising startups.
She is very active in women entrepreneurship empowerment initiatives and mentoring programs, she has been featured in Greek and International Press, included three times in Fortune 40 under 40 List, she has been nominated for Greek International Woman Award and Female Startup Founder of the Year while this year was chosen as National Female Role Model 2019 at the Global Startup Awards.
She is also elected in the Board of Directors at GiCluster of Corallia, the first creative industries' cluster established Greece regarding the Gaming and Creative Technologies and Applications Industry.
She has been involved as a speaker, mentor, group coach, experimental trainer in projects focused on business development at both international and national levels. Her interests revolve around assisting entrepreneurs in creating, launching, developing national and international businesses and particularly in creative industries and sustainable business models. Among projects deployed in the country she has participated in the design of the first rural entrepreneurship cup (a rural business competition deployed and acceleration program with Estonian partners and with several rural incubators), designed the first fashion acceleration program in collaboration with Fashion Technology Accelerator from Milan and a French fashion consulting agency, deployed and consulted one of the first ecological CSAs groups in Moldova (Community Supported Agriculture) With regard to women entrepreneurship: Olesea has initiated projects for young women starting with 2010 "Life and Business Skills for Girls", started women programs such as GEN WOW Program - a peer to peer women entrepreneurship development program (2014),GEN Creative Women , invited as a national country expert in an EU-funded project "Women Entrepreneurship – A Job Creation Engine for South Eastern Europe" and others.
She was nominated and accepted the role of WED World Ambassador for Moldova for 2015 and 2016.
Coaches and Mentors
Πριν το 100mentors o Γιώργος εργάστηκε στις Εξαγορές & Συγχωνεύσεις για ενεργειακές μελέτες στις ΗΠΑ, Ισπανία, Μεγάλη Βρετανία, καθώς και σε θέσεις finance και logistics στις ΗΠΑ, την Ελλάδα και την Κίνα.
Aκόμα πιο πριν, ίδρυσε το NHSA (το μεγαλύτερο Ελληνικό ακαδημαϊκό οργανισμό της Αμερικής με 4.000 μέλη σε 70 chapters σε ΗΠΑ και Καναδά) και είναι υπότροφος του Fulbright Foundation, του ΙΚΥ και άλλων 10 ιδρυμάτων/οργανισμών. Σπούδασε στο Columbia University και στο OSU, αφού αποφοίτησε από την ΑΣΟΕΕ και το 3ο Λύκειο Ηρακλείου Κρήτης.
Returning to his roots, Centaur allows him to create innovative technology that makes food production safer and ultimately more democratic – proof that creative solutions can help crack tough humanitarian problems.
Sotiris has a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in semiconductor design. He holds four US patents and has several pending.
A firm believer in innovation fuelled by cross-border and and cross-industry collaboration, Amalia has designed and worked on numerous international projects that merge various industries with the world of startups, like EDF Energy's Pulse Awards, Global Fashion Battle and CFE's Fashiontech accelerator.
An Information & Communication Systems Engineering and Fine Arts graduate, Amalia has co-founded e-skafos.gr, worked for Conde Nast, London College of Fashion, The Next Web, Studio XO and more. Most recently she helped set up and led as Head of Innovation, Havas UK innovation hub, Havas X, that looks 18 months ahead of the curve at emerging trends across media, tech, culture and data science.
Agathou is an active mentor and advisor at several entrepreneurial communities and accelerator programs like London Fashion Fund, Blooming Founders, NEF and Techstars.
Since 2015, Vasiliki has been an Associate at Ergon Law Group, a law firm in San Francisco, California advising and assisting established U.S. and European businesses and start-ups on business formation, corporate governance, financing, contracts and intellectual property.
She is a member of the Hellenic Law Society of Northern California and advises Greek companies on procedural and documentation matters about product exporting to the United States.
Vasiliki works closely with entrepreneurs and start-ups looking to expand to the U.S. In tune with the latest trends in Silicon Valley, Vasiliki actively participates in events and regularly blogs about business and IP.
Lean Startup, Customer Development, Software Development, J2EE, Open Source, Software Engineering, Ruby on Rails (RoR), SCRUM Agile Development, Mobile Applications, Business Web Applications, Java Script, HTML5, CSS3, Regualtions on Lawful Interception, ETSI TC LI, Lawful Interception Infrastrucutres, Packet Switched Interception, Circuit Switched Interception, System Engineering, Emerging Technologies, Technology Strategy Consulting, Telecommunication Networks
Specialties: Agile Project Management
In the last 6 years he is living the dream of his life, applying his whole experience, devoting all his energy and enjoying every minute of the day at Lancom as Chief Commercial Officer.
His experience is at your disposal, along with his passion for discussions and sharing ideas.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Techstars Global Online Startup Weekend COVID-19 GREECE team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Athens is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
The Cube is also home to most of Athens’ technology events, hackathons, innovation sessions and training events.
Maria has been involved with Startup Weekend since 2009, having facilitated over 20 events around the world in cities such as Torino, Athens, Volos, Larissa, Thessaloniki, Patra, Vlasic, Copenhagen, Limerick, Moldova and more.
Her first business was founded at a Startup Weekend.
Maria was invited to join as a fellow to the RSA community in 2016 which provides a platform for the world's leading thinkers, sharing their ideas online, while their Action and Research Centre searches for new and innovative ways to solve society’s greatest challenges.
She loves challenges and connecting with people with the same mindset as her own and turning nothing into something huge & impactful.
A mother to two young boys Panos 14 & George 12, loves to travel and staying fit & active, and loves trying out extreme sports.
Maria's Moto: "It's suppose to be Hard. If it wasn't hard everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it Great"
Founder of The Cube Athens, a startup cluster in Athens, he also works in the maker space by hosting events and mentoring young startups.
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