The U.S. Department of State Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) and the U.S. Embassy in Athens have organized a high-profile entrepreneurship delegation to visit Greece April 28-30, 2014.
“The United States supports Greece’s efforts to reform, restructure and open its economy,” wrote the U.S. Embassy in Athens in a press release.
“Development of a supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem will be a vital element of these reforms and can contribute strongly to Greece’s economic recovery.”
The 13-member, State Department-led U.S. delegation will include prominent, highly successful U.S. entrepreneurs and investors in the technology, finance, marketing, real estate and gourmet food industries.
The delegation will meet with senior Greek private and public sector officials to discuss key entrepreneurial opportunities and challenges in Greece. Delegation members will also meet one-on-one with many Greek local entrepreneurs to learn about their businesses, provide mentoring on successful entrepreneurship in a challenging business environment, and establish lasting business-to-business connections.
A public discussion on the opportunities and challenges Greek and American entrepreneurs share will take place on April 30, at 11:00 am at the Eugenides Foundation, 387 Syngrou Avenue, Paleo Faliro.
The event will feature successful Greek and Greek-American entrepreneurs, including Silicon Valley-based technology investors, sharing experiences and strategies which can benefit Greeks who seek to become entrepreneurs. The discussion will highlight the critical importance of entrepreneurship to Greece’s future growth and prosperity.
A variety of events will take place in many different Athens locations, including The Cube, a startup cluster and innovation space in the heart of Athens.