Athens, 11 February, 2015
MIT Enterprise Forum Greece, after receiving a total of 80 applications for the first-ever MITEF Greece Startup Competition, is proud to announce the 25 semifinalists selected to advance to the next round. The selection process was extremely competitive and companies spanned a diverse range of disciplines. With startups in Internet & Web, Biotechnology & Medicine, Software, Transportation, Telecommunications, Computer & Electronics Hardware, and Energy, we are excited with not just the promise of these exciting new technologies, but also the passion of the Greek entrepreneurs who have participated in our competition.
We are looking forward to great things from these startups: Amicapp, Bionic Healthcare Inc., Care Across, Direct Solutions Innovative Applications and Services Private Company, eLearning Industries Ltd. – MyeTutor.org, Eventora Connect, Gridmates, Help and Win, isMOOD Data Technology Services, JoinCargo, LearnWorlds, LiateR, Lighthouse Solar System,Mist.io, Offerial, Panelsensor, ReportbrainLimited, Respi, RTsafe, SimpleApps, Sky Robotics, TomoTECH, Truckbird P.C., Trustporter, WTI Greece.
Semifinalists are now starting a 3 month period of intensive mentoring, with their assigned local and international mentors, and workshops, that will further their startup goals, such as: Perfect Pitch, Legal Matters, Marketing, Communication, Growth Strategies & Finance, Tax, and Human Resources. MITEF Greece’s local and international strategic partners –POTAMITISVEKRIS, Foley & Lardner LLP, EY, V+O Communication, HayGroup and Plano & Simple– will run those extensive workshops. During this period participants will have a unique opportunity to improve their business skills, gain hands-on knowledge and valuable input, as well as network in Greece and abroad. At the end of the 3-month intensive program, the top 10 startups will advance to the next and final stage. For the third and final round (1st July, 2015) a judging panel that will include investors and experts will select the top 3 winners. The winners will be the teams that will demonstrate: a) significant improvement throughout this process, in terms of the company presentation as a whole, and b) the most promising value proposition for a global market.
On behalf of the MITEF community at large, we would like to extend a warm welcome to all semifinalists.
We hope MITEF Greece Startup Competition will be exciting and interesting and we wish all the best of luck to all parties involved!