Non-profit organization StartupGreece and Founderhood are pleased to announce the launching of the online program Greek Startup Universe on March 2, 2021, which is under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The program will be free for all Greeks and Cypriots who have a tech startup or a promising tech idea.
Throughout the eight weeks of the program, 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 all over the world.
The participating teams will be able to schedule one-on-one meetings with more than forty accomplished experts of Hellenic descent, distributed in all the world’s continents, 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 Silicon Valley, 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 more than $500 mil, like Alex Piperides, Costas Pardalis, Niki Goulimi, and also 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 mil of investment capital available.
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.
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.
For more information, you can attend the program’s online presentation, on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 9:00 pm EST, which will be broadcasted live from the social media of the Greek Startup Universe, Facebook & Twitter.