Live translations in Greek and English will be provided.
11.00 Disrupt Startup Scaleup Opening | Directed by Yannis Kakleas with the kind support of Circus Dayz
Circus Dayz: Alexandros Xouatianos (music editor), Tina Gourzi, Danai Maltezoy, Neil Blakemore, Aggeliki Deligianni, Myrto Petrohilou, Alex De Paris, Pepe Peperonius, Anatoli-Margo
Event Host: Kostas Karypidis
11.20 Welcome Address | Michalis Stangos, Co-Founder of Industry Disruptors-Game Changers, Carla Tanas, Co-Founder of Industry Disruptors-Game Changers
11.35 Official Global Entrepreneurship Week Opening | Jonathan Ortmans, President, Global Entrepreneurship Week and Senior Fellow, Ewin Marion Kauffman Foundation
11.50 Let Your Customers Design Your Successful Business | Bob Dorf, co-author with Steve Blank for Amazon’s #1 entrepreneurship title, “The Startup Owner’s Manual”
12.10 Disrupting the Brain for Successful Outcomes | Scott Halford, President of Complete Intelligence, LLC, Emmy Award winning writer and producer and a bestselling author
12.25 Coffee Break
12.40 Can Insects End World Hunger? | Gabriel Mott, COO of Aspire Food Group (AFG, International) and CEO Aspire Groupo Alimentario (AGA, Mexico)
12.55 Global Future Agro Challenge International Finals | An ID-GC Greek initiative that has become a global featured event of the Global Entrepreneurship Week. Future Agro Challenge (FAC) is the world championship for innovators, visionaries and leaders to address the issue of healthy food from the farmer to the consumer. The Future Agro Challenge runs in over 30 countries around the world (including USA, Africa, Europe, and Asia) while the 10 most innovative startups across the globe will come to Athens to compete in the International Finals.
Host: Stacey Ferreira, Founder of MySocialCloud
- Gabriel Mott, COO of Aspire Food Group (AFG, International) and CEO Aspire Groupo Alimentario (AGA, Mexico)
- Aris Kefalogiannis, Founder and CEO of Gaea
- Tasos Flambouras, Founder of Aventurine
- Bob Dorf, co-author with Steve Blank for Amazon’s #1 entrepreneurship title, “The Startup Owner’s Manual”
- Petros Kokkalis, Co-Founder at Aephoria.net
- Greece: Ifarma/agrostis
- Bermuda: Bermuda Aerial Media
- Bulgaria: ReGenerate
- Moldova: Pronat-Agro
- Morocco: IBDA3
- Albania: St. George Valley Organic Farming
- Denmark: GRØD
- Algeria: Djazaltec
- Germany: Wilhelms GmbH
- Kosovo: eKatun
15.15 Lunch Break
16.15 Entrepreneurship and Sport for Women’s Empowerment
Bedriye Hulya, Founder of B-Fit
16.25 Cleantech as the Key to Sustainable Abundance
Wouter Chompff, Founder of CrystalShowers
16.35 Cleantech Open Ideas National Finals | The Global Cleantech Open Ideas Competition is about making the world clean and green, one idea at a time. Local entrepreneurs are invited have submitted these clean technology ideas to and claim a place to compete live in front of an audience and a panel of judges. The categories include: Air, Water & Waste: Ways to cut pollution, Energy Efficiency: More efficient methods & devices, Renewable Energy: Replacements for fossil fuels, Green Building: New kinds of building materials, Smart Power, Green Grid, Energy Storage: Better ways of carrying electricity and storing it, Transportation: Greener cars, buses, trucks or planes.
Host: Wouter Chompff, Founder of CrystalShowers
- Ihsan Elgin, Founding Director of Fit Startup Factory
- Vassilis Nikolopoulos, Founder and CEO of Intelen
- Arnaud Henin, Partner, Gommyr Power Networks
- Loucas Pilitsis, CEO at Piraeus Equity Advisors and Chairman BoD Piraeus Equity Partners
- Khaled Jawahery , Advisor and Entrepreneur
- Host by Caloric
- Yiannis Lymperis
- Zeus Development BV
18.00 Coffee Break
18.30 Mία θάλασσα δύο φορές* (One Sea Twice) | Georgios Ioannis Tsianos, Doctor, Entrepreneur and Super Athlete
18.45 Last Year Winners Today | Foteini Christodoulou, Founder of Miroculus, Antonis Kouris, Product Manager and Founder at Respi
19.00 SFEE Innovation Project | SFEE Innovation Project competition is designed for entrepreneurs in the health sector, aiming at rewarding innovation, supporting entrepreneurship and the emergence of innovative proposals in the Health sector. The areas include: Prognostic and diagnostic tools, Cell therapy, Regenerative Medicine, Evaluation and development of new therapeutics agents, Drug delivery systems, Biotechnology, Bio-electronic systems, Computational of molecular pathogenic mechanisms and identification of new therapeutic targets, Bio-informatics, E/m health, Artificial organs, Nano-medicine, Geriatrics.
Host: Kostas Karypidis
- Konstantinos Frouzis, President of the Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies (SFEE), Vice President and General Manager of Novartis Hellas
- Simos Anastasopoulos, President of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
- Christos Antonopoulos, Medical Director at Roche Hellas
- Evangelos Drosinos, Medical Director at Pharmaserve-Lilly
- Konstantinos Evripedes, Vice President of SfEE Board of Directors, Founder and CEO of Genesis Pharma, President of Entrepreneurship Club
- Vassilis Katsos, President and CEO of Pharmathen SA, General Secretary of the Panhellenic Union of Pharmaceutical Industry Board of Directors
- Ioannis Kyriakou, Alternate Director Generel at SEV, Managing Director at Stegi SA
- Antonis Kyrkos, Core expert within McKinsey’s European Service Operations Practice
- Barbara Baroutsou, Coordinator of the Medical Directors Committee of SFEE, Medical and Scientific Director of SANOFI Greece & Cyprus
- Konstantinos Panagoulias, Vice President of SFEE, responsible for Growth and Value Added, Vice President of VIANEX SA
- Yiannis Papadopoulos, Co-founder-CEO of Attica Ventures, Ministry of Development and Competitiveness, ETEAN SA
- Despina Sanoudou, Assistant Professor Department of Pharmacology Medical School University of Athens
- Sotiris Sirmakezis, General Manager of the Retail Banking Sector, Piraeus Bank Group
- Ahmed Haseeb, CEO MSD Greece, Cyprus and Malta
- Erik Nordkamp, President and Managing Director of Pfizer Hellas, President of the PhRMA Innovation Forum
- Τhe Hellenic EyeBank Demokritos “Grigoris Georgariou”
- Proteomarkers Biotech
- MeR Lab
- Biomarket, Medical Physiology Lab
- Amyndas Pharmaceuticals
21.00 An Undergraduate Success Story | Nanxi Liu, Founder of Nanoly Bioscience
21.15 SFEE Award Ceremony
12.00 Eu Opportunities for Young People and the Case of the Ideatree Enterpreneurship and Innovation Competition
- Filippos Lentzas, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation
- Antonis Livieratos, Entrepreneurship Consultant
- Winner of IdeaTree Competition: Panagiotis Karakitsios
Workshop Leader: Thanos Triantafyllou
13.00 MASTERCLASS: How to build a news site, one fact at a time: introduction to Infobitt | No one has done for the news what Wikipedia did for encyclopedias. How can we crowdsource the news? Already, a great deal of time and energy is spent sharing news via disorganized media like Twitter and blogs. This works, but it’s messy. What if we were to combine some of our praiseworthy sharing efforts together, more collaboratively? What if it were possible to create something more useful than Twitter and more complete and efficient than mainstream news sources? This talk should be attended by those interested in the Internet and social media, and especially collaborative content and citizen journalism.
Workshop Leader: Larry Sanger
16.00 MASTERCLASS: Marketing in the Digital World | One of the biggest challenges when starting a new business, launching a new product or launching your first marketing campaign is promoting your product/services to the world. In this workshop, Stacey Ferreira will discuss tangible marketing and advertising processes and strategies to take when you’re starting your first business or launching your first product. She’ll discuss the best way to segment your target markets, give examples of the most effective means of marketing and messaging for those audiences, give tips on budget allocation for each stage of your business and evaluate the KPIs and ROI of each campaign you launch.
Workshop Leader: Stacey Ferreira
17.00 MASTERCLASS: Customer Development: A Closer look at how to use it | When it comes to helping startups and innovators succeed, “Customer Development” is the path chosen by hundreds if not thousands of entrepreneurs each year. This rigorous methodology, developed by serial Silicon Valley entreprneur Steve Blank, brings what is often called the “scientific method” to the typically chaotic, seemingly disorganized startup process. This rigorous, step-‐by-‐step process helps innovators at small startups and big company intrapreneurships ”get it right” long before they bring the product to market. Understand key elements of the powerful Customer Development process and learn how to put its core steps—Customer Discovery and Customer Validation—to work. This hands-‐on session will dive deep into the process itself, with procedures, guidelines, case histories, and more. The session will be chaired by Startup Owner’s Manual co-‐author Bob Dorf, himself a serial entrepreneur who teaches Customer Development at Skolkovo, throughout the world, and as an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Columbia Business School in New York City.
Workshop Leader: Bob Dorf
12.00 Setting up your own startup: Useful legal tips on when, where and why |The aim of the workshop is to offer hands on legal information on the most important legal challenges a new entrepreneur will have to face at the very early stages of setting up his/her new company structure. Startup companies founders will find this work shop extremely useful in order to be prepared for the load of legal requirements they will have to face at the first steps of their company and to focus on the most important ones.
Workshop Leader: Mina Zoulovits
13.00 Social Media Analytics | The scope of this workshop is to provide specialized knowledge in Social Media Analytics & Insights. This workshop was designed exclusively for those who want to gain knowledge on analytics and insights and learn to read the number right and thus counting correctly the performance of their investment in Social Media. Ιt is a unique opportunity for the participants to learn the basics of how to measure the performance of their campaigns.
Workshop Leader: Diamantis Kitridis
14.00 Energy & Cleantech: What on God’s Green Earth Comes Next | The scope of this workshop is to provide specialized knowledge in Energy and Clean Tech trends and insights. Greater focus will be placed on the available energy resources and demand efficiency technologies. The workshop will also put emphasis on energy saving measures, localised energy solutions, renewable energy generation, microgrids and other proactive initiatives like demand-response mechanisms. It will run as an interactive dialogue among leading entrepreneurs, advisors, engineers and subject matter experts. The aim is to explore the unique entrepreneurial and business opportunities for targeted investments.
- Ioannis Orfanos, Director, Investment Advisory, Green Value Associates
- Arnaud Henin, Partner, Gommyr Power Networks
- Apostolos Kotsaris, Vice President in Operations at Silver Ridge Power
- Vassilis Nikolopoulos, CEO & Co-founder Intelen Inc
- Dr. Theodore Tsakiris, Prof. Oil & Gas Politics & Economics, Univ. of Nicosia & Energy Programme Director ELIAMEP
Workshop Leader: Ioannis Orfanos, Director, Investment Advisory, Green Value Associates
16.00 Ekinisi Lab – Developing a sustainable business case | Ekinisi Lab is a leading technology transfer program in Greece that assists aspiring entrepreneurs to devise their business strategy and explore their competitive advantage. Join us and unfold the secrets with experienced coaches, mentors and young innovators: Do’s and don’ts, IPRs, team development, go-live strategies, entrepreneurial best practices and more.
Maggie Athanassiadi, Young Entrepreneurship Coordinator, Hellenic Federation of Enterprises
Yannis Sidiropoulos, Project Manager, Young Entrepreneurship, Hellenic Federation of Enterprises
Athina Ikonomidou, Young Entrepreneurship Coach, EkinisiLab
Kostas Lafkas, Expert Entrepreneurship Mentor
George Tsangaris, Proteomarker οwner
Alexandros Kitselis, Grammarios Bikes owner
Vassilis Constantoudis, Nanometrology
Workshop Leader: Costas Troulos, Project Manager, Young Entrepreneurship, Hellenic Federation of Enterprises
17.00 GigCompass Tribetan: Realizing Success Through Intuition and Faith | This workshop is a collection of short creative visualizations and brief written exercises designed to assist with revealing your essence, your purpose and your unique talents. The workshop exercises will help you assemble these natural qualities in order to bring you closer to your instinctive work — work that’s inspiring, fulfilling and elevating to you and your chosen audience. The workshop tools put you on the path of realizing success through intuition and faith. We all have a purpose, so join us to help discover yours!
Workshop Leader: Tiffany Norwood, Ceca Mijatovic
12.00 Big Data Analytics: An Overview | “Data, data everywhere!” The Economist was proclaiming in a special issue three years ago. Since then, Big Data became the “talk of the day”, with extensive coverage in mainstream newspapers, magazines and even global economic forums. The emergence of sophisticated web applications, the proliferation of social networks, the massive deployment of sensor networks and other data-producing applications have led to an exponential growth of data volumes, unforeseen just few years ago. At the same time, the incorporation of a variety of data formats (structured, semi- and un-structured) into mainstream data analysis, along with the velocity aspect of modern applications, revise the fundamental aspects of data management and data-driven analysis.
Workshop Leader: Damianos Chatziantoniou
13.00 How to implement Open Innovation Practices | Open Innovation is a key trend in management. Large companies, such as Samsung, Siemens and Philips, as well as smaller innovative companies and even startups are implementing open innovation practices in order to speed up the innovation process, reduce development costs and increase the impact of innovation. This workshop will provide participants with a thorough understanding of what Open Innovation is, present the reasoning on why a company should open up its innovation process as well as a strategic framework for managers aiming to implement Open Innovation in their companies.
Workshop Leader: Antonis Livieratos
14.00 When a Startup Should Speak | The aim of the workshop is to provide startups with helpful insights regarding their exposure to the media. During its course, participants will learn when and how to approach the media, how to promote their business and what to expect from this relation. Furthermore, there will be hands-on example of successful presentations to the media, as well as focal points startups need to take into account in order to distinguish themselves in an information heavy environment.
Workshop Leader: Dimitris Pefanis
16.00 EU Funding for Startups | Are you a young, innovative SME or an disruptive start-up? Do you have the next big commercial idea that will disrupt the ICT industry and conquer the world? Are you looking for money for your start-up, without giving up equity? Compared to traditional investors from the private sector, EU funding provides support with minimal strings attached and does not require Entrepreneurs to surrender any ownership of their idea or shares of their StartUp. In this workshop, we will try to see the whole EU-funding map for start-ups, help you identify the right grant that fits the purpose, stage and plans of your startup, find out what SME-Instrument, FI-Ware, COSME means ask everything you always wanted, but were afraid to.
Workshop Leader: Iraklis Agiovlasitis
17.00 Tech Strategy for Startups | High quality software is becoming not just a competitive advantage, but also a necessary factor for tech start-ups to satisfy their users as well as to increase their value. This workshop is suitable for technical and non-technical (co-)founders of startups. Its aim is:
- To show to founders how they can structurally make strategic decisions when it comes to selecting the right people and processes for the development of their products,
- To demonstrate that quality of software is not a subjective term but rather it can be measured and therefore managed.
- To provide concrete examples of bad implementations of software and how these can be improved from a technical perspective.
Workshop Leader: Yiannis Kanellopoulos
18.00 Building Soft Skills for 21th Century | What prepares best youth for the 21st century workforce? Soft Skills development! During the workshop the participants will have the chance to practice a series of soft skills such as teamwork, communication, decision making, planning, organizing and prioritizing work all essential skills for success in the 21st century, both for healthy societies and for successful and employable individuals.
Workshop Leader: Maria Nomikou