STARTSMART GREECE 2014

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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 first annual StartSmart conference 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.

    Since September 2013, MIT Enterprise Forum Greece has organized several events and workshops for technology entrepreneurs and investors that have attracted hundreds of attendees. These interactions gave us a better understanding of the challenges our fledging technology entrepreneurial community faces. StartSmart marks the opening of the second year of MIT Enterprise Forum Greece and is designed to address many of these challenges, creating even more opportunities.

  • Conference Overview

    09:00-10:00 Registration, Welcome Coffee, Startup Expo
    10:00-10:10 Welcome from MITEF Greece – Elias Moissis, VP MITEF Greece
    10:10-14:00 Case Study Presentations
    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, Armol Madan, Ginger.io
    How, why and in what way an intriguing gadget launched an award-winning
    business, Hind Hobeika, Instabeat
    11:20-12:00 Coffee break, Startup Expo
    12:00-12:45 How, why and in what way do some startups succeed while others fail:
    Capitalizing on the “differentiation factor”,
    Hussein Kanji, Hoxton Ventures
    The road from Research to Market,
    Roozbeth Ghaffari, Co-Founder, MC10 Inc.
    12:45-14:00 Panel discussion moderated by Antoinette Matthews,
    Executive Director, ΜITEF
    14:00-15:00 Lunch break, Startup Expo
    15:00-15:20 Announcement of the MITEF Greece Startup Competition,
    Vassilis Papakonstantinou, Chairman, MITEF Greece
    15:20-15:50 StartSmart Greece Pitch Platform
    ProtATonce
    econais
    RESPI
    15:50-16:00 Announcement/Transition to breakouts                                                    
    16:00-16:30 Coffee break, Startup Expo
    16:30-18:00 Interactive Learning Sessions (parallel sessions)Strategies for building an Effective Board of Directors and
    Board of Advisors, Alex Karys, CEO Genesis Inc.
    Incorporating & Intellectual Property, Xenophon Paparrigopoulos,
    Partner Potamitis – Vekris Law
    Idea-to-Market Process, Hind Hobeika, Instabeat & Rooz Ghaffari,
    Director of Advanced Technology, MC10
    Global Technology Trends, Antoinette Matthews, Executive Director
    MITEF
    18:00-20:00 Cocktail reception, networking, Startup Expo

    Speakers

    Marina Hatsopoulos – Entrepreneur, Windystreet & Angel Investor

    Hind Hobeika – Founder, Instabeat

    Roozbeh Ghaffari – Co-Founder, Director of Advanced Technology, MC10 Inc.

    Hussein Kanji – Founding Partner, Hoxton Ventures

    Anmol Madan, Co-founder & CEO, Ginger.io

    Antoinette Matthews, Executive Director, ΜIT Enterprise Forum

    Alec Karys, CEO Genesis Inc.

    Xenophon Paparrigopoulos, Partner, POTAMITISVEKRIS Law

    Alexia Tzouni, POTAMITISVEKRIS Law

  • 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.

     

    Pitch Platform 

    Leonidas Alexopoulos, Co-Founder, pitches ProtATOnce‘s concept during StartSmart Greece Conference in Athens.

     

    Alexandros Manos, Chief Executive Officer, pitches ECONAIS‘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”.

     

    Testimonials

    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.

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

    Opening remarks at StartSmart Greece conference, MITEF Greece – Elias Moissis, Vice Chairman, MITEF Greece

     

    Case Study Presentations

    Keynote: Starting Smart: An entrepreneur, investor and mentor perspectiveMarina 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 businessHind Hobeika, Instabeat

    How, why and in what way do some startups succeed while others fail: Capitalizing on the “differentiation factor”, Hussein Kanji, Hoxton Ventures

    The road from Research to Market, Roozbeh Ghaffari – Co-Founder, MC10 Inc.

    Announcement of MITEF Greece Startup Competition, Vassilis Papakonstantinou, Chairman, MITEF Greece

     

    StartSmart Greece Pitch Platform

    ProtATonce 

    Econais 

    Respi

     

    Interactive Learning Sessions

    Idea-to-Market Process, Hind Hobeika, Instabeat &Roozbeh Ghaffari, Director of Advanced Technology, MC10

    Global Technology Trends, Antoinette Matthews, Executive Director MITEF

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