A new GreenHouse in Alexandroupoli
Alexandroupolis was a new addition in the line of cities which hosted a GreenHouse startup workshop. The workshop, organized by the Entrepreneurship Hub of ACT - The American College of Thessaloniki and The Hellenic Initiative (THI) was successfully conducted in the premises of the Chamber of Evros (November, 22 - 25), and in the Municipality of the city of Didymoteiho (November, 26).
The well-attended event was organized with the collaboration of The Chamber of Evros, The Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics of the Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH), and the Municipality of Didymoteiho.
The GreenHouse workshop focused on the training of startupers on how to turn a smart idea into a successful business. The 35 selected participants came individually or in teams, covering almost all areas of economic activities. The experts – business executives, entrepreneurs, startupers, professors and partners of the Democritus University of Thrace and ACT – gave participants the opportunity to obtain a good perspective on successful business practices regarding business & strategy planning, human resources management, financial tools, financial management, marketing strategy, and networking. Emphasis was given on Research and Development (R&D) that leads to innovative startups in the field of Biosciences since many participants were students of the Molecular Biology & Genetics department of the Democritus University of Thrace.
Alexandroupolis GreenHouse was welcomed by the President of the Chamber of Evros Mr. Christodoulos Topsidis and the Vice-rector of DUTH Dr. Raphael Sandaltzopoulos. During the last two days, in collaboration with the Secondary Education Department of Evros, the Greenhouse was focused on the Lykeion students of Evros. The students attended lectures given by inspiring lecturers, businessmen, and ACT professors, about how entrepreneurship, despite the risks, can offer a prosperous and creative way of living.
GreenHouse visited also the city of Didymoteiho, where George Kokkas, the Director of Entrepreneurship Hub, and the GreenHouse team were welcomed by the Mayor of the city, Mr. Romylos Chatzigiannoglou. Lykeion Students from the region (Didymoteiho and Soufli) were also informed about the potential, the possibilities, the risks and the thrills of entrepreneurship.