A new Initiative by StartUp Greece called “JoinForces” that was designed by the General Secretariat of Industry of the Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism was launched two weeks ago, during the 81st Thessaloniki International Fair . The aim of the initiative is to engage large enterprises with potential and dynamic Start up businesspeople, in order to provide them with the necessary support needed for the development of their own ideas and business plans. At the first stage of the initiative, seven large enterprises have responded with their sponsorship plans addressed to over 100 potential new comers in the field. The sponsors will provide significant consulting and guidance services, including other benefits, with the aim to share their valuable experience and upgrade the role of the Greek business ecosystem.
The first large enterprises that are taking part in the Initiative are:
- Coca-Cola Tria Epsilon, with the development of a program of professional and personal skills addressed to young people.
- CNN Greece ,with a program for the promotion of Greek startups.
- Union of Companies of Mobile Telephony (EEKT), with its Mentoring-Business and Communication program.
- TITAN Group, with a program on Sponsorship of Specialized Seminars with the Use of Appropriate Services for meetings of Startupers.
- CHIPITA SA:with an Advisory- Guidance program to extroverted companies.
- INTRASOFT International:with a Startup mentoring program
- PAPASTRATOS AVES: with Consulting and Guidance Services to Startups.
It is worth noting that new companiesare constantly added to the initiative, such as Businesswith, Masterphone, ALERTit, Redcall, Redware, IP Consultants, and StellarLight.
Deputy Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism, Theodora Tzakri, has thanked all participating companies for their contribution to this important initiative and called out to potential and new startupers to express their interest to participate in the sponsorship programme.
About StartUp Greece:
StartUp Greece is a digital information and networking space aimed at giving way to a new generation of entrepreneurs in Greece, bringing together people and ideas and changing the country's perception of doing business and entrepreneurship. It creates a digital entrepreneurship community equipped with a knowledge and information database that includes: public or private funding initiatives bringing all available resources in one website; procedures, laws and regulations with a view to create a guide for entrepreneurs; events on entrepreneurship; “how to” articles on small and bigger issues faced by businesses today; entrepreneurship and innovation competitions addressed to young people as well as useful data and trends for smart decisions, success and failure stories to highlight important aspects of activity. One of its most important advantages is the interaction of all stakeholders with entrepreneurs, young people interested in starting a business, experts and private investors, business angels, financial organization executives, public administration officials and executives working for business and/or innovation-related bodies, as well as anyone who feels they can benefit from participating and share their knowledge and experience.