In the face of economic, social, and political turmoil, Entrepreneur Week initiated its first parlay into Europe with Greece Entrepreneur Week (@EWgreece) to educate more than 650 aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs. The event was planned purposefully in just 20 days to provide the framework of entrepreneurship as a viable long-term solution for solving the financial crisis.
To infuse fresh perspectives and ensure diversity of opinion, Entrepreneur Week curated a 36-member delegation from 10 countries, including Perks Consulting CEO, Lauren Perkins. The delegation held panels, keynotes, roundtables, and a succession of pitch events for entrepreneurs that was highlighted by an intimate meeting on educational reform with Minister of Education, Anna Diamantopoulou as well as Constantine Michalos, President of the Athens Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
“Greece has a robust and proud culture. It’s time we wake up to the new reality of doing business and operate from a stance of strength through global collaboration, networking, and interconnection. It’s imperative we embrace a new way of thinking and building relationships. For too long Greece has been an insular economy,” stated CoLab Athens co-founder Stavros Messinis.
Greece has the opportunity to reclaim its ancient glory as a hub of global innovation. Particularly in these troubling times, Greece has a chance to capitalize on their rich history to move forward proactively with entrepreneurship. The debt crisis Greece is experiencing has been positive because it exemplifies that their current economic infrastructure was unsustainable, which opened a door for transparent discussion necessary for change.
This is just the beginning for Entrepreneur Week in Greece and its three core pillars of education, mentoring, and inspiration as critical first steps toward ensuring stability in the region and a cohesive understanding on how to create scalable and sustainable businesses.
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