Greek Startups: Thriving on Chaos
More than 170 students and faculty members gathered in the ACT Bissell Conference area for an afternoon conference showcasing positive trends in Greek Entrepreneurship. Jointly-organized by Innovation Farm, ACT, and the TEI-Thessaloniki Innovation & Entrepreneurship Team (MoKE), the event featured speakers from successful Greek Startups in the fields of Healthcare (Vidavo Corp.), Agriculture/Biological Control (Bio-Insecta Corp.), and Energy IT (Intelen Corp.), as well as an overview of the startup process from Giorgos Gatos (OpenCoffee, International Hellenic University, TedXThess, ReStart TV).
The second-half of the conference placed students from ACT, ATEI-Thessaloniki, Aristotelion University, University of Macedonia, University of Thessalia, and the University of Western Macedonia in small-group break-out sessions, where each group chose a themed-topic and brainstormed a business opportunity and business plan. The event closed with each team pitching their ideas to the larger group.