US Roadshow: Bridging the Gap - Entrepreneurship in Greece and Synergies with Silicon Valley


A workshop to discuss emerging technology oriented ventures in Greece
and potential synergies with Silicon Valley to foster innovation and growth

Saturday May 2nd from 9am to 5p.m. at Stanford University Campus, California (Braun Hall, Room 105, Geology Corner-Lomita and Escondido Mall, map:

Organized by The Hellenic Association at Stanford (Hell.A.S.) in collaboration with the Corallia Clusters Initiative, HSIA (Hellenic Semiconductor Industry Association), TANEO (New Economy Development Fund) and Silicon Valley High Tech Professionals

Presentation of the current entrepreneurship status in Greece:
Entrepreneurial models tested in Greece: Success and Failure stories. Potential sources of capital in Greece: Government, E.U. entities and Private Institutions - Key Players. Industries served, products and services offered and niche markets-opportunities. Typical financing and exit schemes. Emerging collaborative initiatives.

Panel: Visibility, Networking and Collaboration to drive innovation and growth in Greece
Panel includes distinguished academics, industry luminaries, venture capital firms and High Tech Startups from Greece & Silicon Valley that will explore the prospects to support a growing momentum in Greece to innovate locally and compete globally.

Keynote: L. Stavropoulos, Special Secretary for Competitiveness, Ministry of Development

Speakers/ Panelists: Prof. V. Makios, Managing Director, Corallia Clusters Initiatives, Prof. N. Haritakis, CEO, TANEO (New Economy Development Fund), Dr. N. Zervas, Member of the Board of HSIA (Hellenic Semiconductor Industry Association), CEO at Alma Technologies S.A., Dr. Y. Koutsoyannopoulos, CEO at Helic, Inc., A. Kalekos, President & CEO, Conformiq Inc., G. Papadopoulos, CEO, Attica Ventures, A. Stavropoulos, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, L. Kourtis, Stanford PhD Student, Co-Founder, Biomimedica Inc., Prof. C. Polychronopoulos, University of Illinois, Founder, Bytemobile Inc., Prof. C. Spanos, Associate Chair at EECS, University of California-Berkeley, G. Tziralis, Principal Organizer, OpenCoffee Greece, T. Katsioulas, Management Consultant & Entrepreneur


Under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Competitiveness and the Consulate General of Greece at San Francisco

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