The 8th week of the open online program for Greek and Cypriot tech startup founders, Greek Startup Universe, is on! The program, which is a nonprofit initiative of Startup Greece and Founderhood, runs under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Its main purpose is to support every early-stage Greek and Cypriot startup founder by building a global tech startup network.
Since the beginning of the program on March 2, the participating founders have delved into sectors like business development, product roadmap, and sales & marketing growth. The last two weeks of the program have to do all about fundraising strategies, and this sector’s speakers are the investors, Niko Bonatsos and Apostolos Lerios.
In the Greek Startup Universe, 430 Greek and Cypriot founders participate, with the average age being 35 years. The founders are located in 28 countries, and most of them are in Greece, the UK, and Cyprus. Though, some unexpected countries are the Hong-Kong, Thailand, and Chile. Also, it is pleasant to see that 1 in 4 founders are women.
Over 300 startups are participating in the program, coming from more than 30 industries. Most of them operate in the healthtech and the biotech sector, while there is also a high rate of startups in industries like Fintech, Retail / e-Commerce, and Tourism.
58% of the teams are in the idea or the development stage, 27% are in Pre-Seed, Seed, and Series A stage, while 9% belong to SMEs. Half of the program’s startups provide Services as their product. The rest, 30%, belongs to startups that produce software, and 15% of startups have to do with software and hardware products.
The majority of the active startups of Greek Startup Universe find the program quite beneficial. They agree that the program helped to find answers and solutions to crucial problems. As participants mention, “Greek Startup Universe is connecting startup founders with experienced professionals in a unique way!”.
On April 25, the program will come to an end, following interesting events. You can stay informed about the new actions as well as the next program on the website www.greekstartupuniverse.org. Stay tuned to the social media channels of Greek Startup Universe Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.