MIT Enterprise Forum Greece organized and produced the first annual StartSmart conference at Eugenides Foundation with an objective to grow, refine, and nurture the Greek entrepreneurial ecosystem.
StartSmart Greece was officially opened by the Vice President of MITEF Greece, Elias Moissis, who welcomed all participants and briefly reviewed the Greek chapter’s highlights since its inception.
Keynote: “Starting Smart: An entrepreneur, investor and mentor perspective”, Marina Hatsopoulos, Angel Investor & CEO, Windystreet
“How understanding human behavior can impact health outcomes in US Healthcare System”, Anmol Madan, Ginger.io
“How, why and in what way an intriguing gadget launched an award-winning business”, Hind Hobeika, Instabeat
“How, why and in what way do some startups succeed while others fail: Capitalizing on the “diffentiation factor”, Hussein Kanji, Founding Partner, Hoxton Ventures
“The Road from Research to Market”, Roozbeh Ghaffari, Co-Founder, MC10 Inc.
Panel discussion moderated by Antoinette Matthews, Executive Director of MITEF
Vassilis Papakonstantinou, Chairman of MITEF Greece, announced the first-ever startup competition, where local technology startups and teams will compete for prizes that will further their startup goals.
Alexandros Manos, Chief Executive Officer, pitches ECONAIS‘s concept during StartSmart Greece Conference in Athens.
Leonidas Alexopoulos, Co-Founder, pitches ProtATOnce‘s concept during StartSmart Greece Conference in Athens.
Babis Michaelides, Project Manager, pitches Respi‘s concept during StartSmart Greece Conference in Athens.
Interactive Learning Sessions
Hind Hobeika, Founder & CEO, Instabeat, and Roozbeh Ghaffari, Co-founder & Director of Advanced Technology, MC10, Inc., present their views and lessons learned, during the interactive learning session “Idea-to-market” at StartSmart Greece conference.
Antoinette Matthews, Executive Director MITEF discusses the future of technology, during the interactive learning session “Global Technology Trends” at StartSmart Greece conference.
Alex Karys, CEO, Genesis Inc., coaches the participants of StartSmart Greece conference during the interactive learning session “Strategies for building an Effective Board of Directors and Board of Advisors”.
Antoinette Matthews, Executive Director of MIT Enterprise Forum, discusses Greece’s great opportunity to build a dynamic technology and innovation ecosystem.
Marina Hatsopoulos, Angel Investor & CEO, Windystreet, discusses about the emerging opportunities for nurturing and developing a dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem in Greece.
Anmol Madan, Co-founder & CEO Ginger.io, discusses about networking extensively with investors, the entrepreneurial ecosystem and the technological community of Greece, during the first annual StartSmart conference.
Hind Hobeika, Founder, Instabeat, and first prize winner of the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab Business Plan Competition, shares her thoughts about the first annual StartSmart conference.
Hussein Kanji, Partner, Hoxton Ventures, discusses about the emerging startup economy in Greece.
Roozbeh Ghaffari, Co-founder & Director of Advanced Technology, MC10, Inc., shares his thoughts and impressions about the first annual StartSmart conference, organized and produced by MIT Enterprise Forum Greece.