Tuesday, February 11, 2014
  • Startup Europe Roadshow
The Academy of Entrepreneurship (AKEP) is a Greek a non-for-profit organization aiming to contribute to the creation of a healthy business environment for the development of entrepreneurship in Greece and Europe. AKEP announced (10.02) the official opening of the Startup Europe Roadshow in 10 European cities over the next 8 months, in collaboration with the European Union.

The Roadshow consists of a series of 10 workshops in Poznan, Paris, Berlin, Olomouc, Athens, London, Madrid, Bucharest, Lisbon, and Budapest; it will allow young, aspiring entrepreneurs in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), who have a business idea, to interact and be mentored by role-models – young ICT entrepreneurs who will share their success stories.

In Greece, the Startup Europe Roadshow Young Businesspeople from Informatics and Communications Technologies: The focal supporters of innovation, will be held on April 30.
  • The Founder Institute in Greece
The Founder Institute, one of the largest training organizations, assists hopeful entrepreneurs and startup companies around the world. It aspires to "globalize Silicon Valley" and create viable startup ecosystems for the creation of new jobs worldwide. Its training programs are now going to be available, for the first time, in Greece.

The first presentation of the Founder Institute in Athens will be held on February 12 during the 4th Infocom Mobiles & Apps 2014 conference.

Greece may be a particularly promising market, according to the Founder Institute, as the community of startups is growing rapidly and more young people are trying to create new businesses. What is needed, however, is the provision of appropriate tools and incentives for education and supporting young entrepreneurs in order to sustain the development of their ideas and encourage them to become more export- oriented.