STARTSMART GREECE 2015

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  • StartSmart is a one-day MIT Enterprise Forum conference that inspires, connects, coaches, and informs technology entrepreneurs to succeed faster and smarter. Through curated, relevant, and experience-based programming, entrepreneurs gain the knowledge that will help them take their venture to the next step. StartSmart offers versatile learning opportunities, crafted on the premise that successful entrepreneurship is a learned art, when supported with a practical and proven methodology.

    The second annual StartSmart is organized and produced by MIT Enterprise Forum Greece, with an objective to grow, refine, and nurture the Greek entrepreneurial ecosystem. This program invites stakeholders to engage on a local and regional level, while integrating world-class tools and techniques to foster research-to-market idea and startup growth, pushing them to the next step. Stakeholders include entrepreneurs, thought leaders, subject matter experts, investors, industry, academia and members of the MIT community, who are helping to tackle the world’s biggest challenges.

    Successful technology entrepreneurs have two things in common: they create great products or services, and they don’t let failure deter them. In fact, oftentimes, failure is the catalyst for future success. How do they do it, where does one begin, and what is the “secret sauce,” that defines a successful start-up?

    StartSmart answers these tough questions through a variety of expert perspectives and participatory opportunities, including:

    • Case studies and lessons from the field
    • Interactive learning sessions (workshops)
    • Pitch platform presenting the 3 winners of MITEF Greece Startup Competition
    • Startup Expo that showcases the 10 finalists of MITEF Greece Startup Competition
    • Exclusive networking

    The 2014 StartSmart program in Greece was a highly successful event; attracting hundreds of attendees. This event gave us a better understanding of the challenges our fledging technology entrepreneurial community faces, and is committed to the purpose of transforming these obstacles into opportunities.

  • 09:00-10:00 Registration, Welcome Coffee 

    Morning Sessions: PIERCE Theater

    10:00-10:30 Save the World and Get Rich
    Chris Shipley, Executive Producer, SOLVE, MIT Technology Review

    10:30-11:00 Pulling the String
    Steve Papa, Founder & CEO, Parallel Wireless; Cazena, Technology Ventures

    11:00-11:30 The Process to Authenticate the Human Heart
    Foteini Agrafioti, Chief Innovation Officer, Architech

    11:30-12:00 Coffee Break

    12:00-12:30 Αn Entrepreneur’s Hardware-as-a-Service
    Alfonso Perez, CEO, NVΒOTS

    12:30-13:30 Panel discussion
    moderated by Antoinette Matthews, Executive Director, MITEF Global

    Afternoon Sessions: DEREE

    13:30-14:45 Lunch Break & Startup Expo
    (Restaurant, Student Lounge)

    15:00-16:30 Interactive Learning Sessions (parallel sessions)

    Session 1:
    Controlling One’s Destiny in the Journey from Research-to-Market
    Foteini Agrafioti, Chief Innovation Officer, Architech & Founder, Architect Labs
    (Room: 7th Level Auditorium)

    Session 2:
    The Story of Endeca
    Steve Papa, Founder & CEO, Parallel Wireless; Cazena, Technology Ventures
    (Room: 6th Level Auditorium)

    Session 3:
    How to Think Like a 3D Designer: A Practical Guide to the New Manufacturing
    Alfonso Perez, CEO, NVBOTS
    (Room: Center for the Arts Auditorium)

    Session 4:
    Position, Pitch & Polish
    Chris Shipley, Executive Producer, SOLVE, MIT Technology Review
    (Room: John S. Bailey Library – Upper Level)

    16:30-17:00 Coffee Break & Startup Expo
    (Restaurant, Student Lounge)

    17:00-17:45 Pitch Platform & Competition Announcement for 2016
    (Room: John S. Bailey Library – Upper Level)

    – Announcing the MITEF Greece Startup Competition 2016
    Vassilis Papakonstantinou, Chairman, MIT Enterprise Forum Greece

    – MITEF Greece Startup Competition 2015 winners:
    RTsafe
    reportbrain Limited
    TomoTECH

    17:45-18:30 10 Breakthrough Technologies
    Antoinette Matthews, Executive Director, MITEF Global
    (Room: John S. Bailey Library – Upper Level)

    18:30-19:30 Networking & Startup Expo
    (Restaurant, Student Lounge)

    Speakers

    Foteini Agrafioti, Chief Innovation Officer, Architech & Founder, Architech Labs

    Antoinette Matthews, Executive Director, MITEF Global

    Steve Papa, Founder & CEO, Parallel Wireless, Cazena, Technology Ventures

    Alfonso (AJ) Perez, CEO, NVBOTS

    Chris Shipley, Executive Producer SOLVE, MIT Technology Review

    *The conference will be conducted in English. Interpretation in Greek will not be available

  • The second annual StartSmart was organized and produced by MIT Enterprise Forum Greece, with an objective to grow, refine, and nurture the Greek entrepreneurial ecosystem.

     

    Save the World and Get Rich“, Chris Shipley, Executive Producer, SOLVE, MIT Technology Review

     

    Pulling the String“, Steve Papa, Founder & CEO, Parallel Wireless; Cazena, Technology Ventures

     

    The Process to Authenticate the Human Heart“, Foteini Agrafioti, Chief Innovation Officer, Architech

     

    Αn Entrepreneur’s Hardware-as-a-Service“, Alfonso Perez, CEO, NVΒOTS

     

    Panel discussion moderated by Antoinette Matthews, Executive Director, MITEF Global

     

    Testimonials

    Alfonso (AJ) Perez, CEO, NVBOTS, shares his thoughts about StartSmart Greece conference.

     

    Chris Shipley, Executive Producer, SOLVE, MIT Technology Review, shares her thoughts about StartSmart Greece

     

    Foteini Agrafioti, Chief Innovation Officer, Architech & Founder, Architect Labs, shares her thoughts about StartSmart Greece conference.

     

    Antoinette Matthews, Executive Director, MITEF Global, shares her thoughts about StartSmart Greece conference.

  • You can now download any of the following presentations delivered by our inspiring speakers during StartSmart Greece 2015 conference.

    Morning Sessions:

    Save the World and Get Rich – Chris Shipley, Executive Producer, SOLVE, MIT Technology Review

    Pulling the String – Steve Papa, Founder & CEO, Parallel Wireless; Cazena, Technology Ventures

    The Process to Authenticate the Human Heart – Foteini Agrafioti, Chief Innovation Officer, Architech

    Αn Entrepreneur’s Hardware-as-a-Service – Alfonso Perez, CEO, NVΒOTS

     

    Interactive Learning Sessions (parallel sessions):

    Session 1: Controlling One’s Destiny in the Journey from Research-to-Market – Foteini Agrafioti, Chief Innovation Officer, Architech & Founder, Architect Labs

    Session 2: The Story of Endeca – Steve Papa, Founder & CEO, Parallel Wireless; Cazena, Technology Ventures

    Session 3: How to Think Like a 3D Designer: A Practical Guide to the New Manufacturing – Alfonso Perez, CEO, NVBOTS

    Session 4: Position, Pitch & Polish – Chris Shipley, Executive Producer, SOLVE, MIT Technology Review

     

    Please note: All presentations are provided with the permission of the presenters

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