Young people in Greece are ignited!
It is common to talk about successful events but this time things are a lot different. The 1st Ignite Athens Show was the perfect chance for the business community and the country’s administration to realize that entrepreneurship is rapidly developing and will soon become the most important element of Greece’s re-growth. It must be mentioned at this point that it is not before 2005 that Greece hosted only 6,7 competitive startups with serious high-growth potential. The event proved that today there are more than 20 very innovative business ideas and existing startups able to become a real issue for investors all over the world and that have already been in the spotlight, even among Silicon Valley business developers.
StartTech presentation was very influential!
StartTech Ventures CEO, Dimitris Tsigos was a speaker at the Ignite Athens Show. It was a great opportunity for Tsigos to present the three functions of StartTech (Seed Fund, Incubation, and Business Angels Networking) and to underline the experience his team has gained from "igniting" the first Greek student startup back in 2000 (Virtual Trip), before spinning out ten more companies and creating the most efficient model for business acceleration called “Entrepreneurial Ecosystem”.
These were very stimulating moments for young entrepreneurs’
Last but not least, Tsigos emphasized on the necessity of the original, domestic growth model for high-tech start-ups in Greece. "We respect and are inspired by the Silicon Valley model, however as Europeans and further more as Greeks we work hard for the creation of an authentic model for boosting high-growth & innovative entrepreneurship"