Greece has evolved over thousands of years to become a society that is patriarchal with a strong respect for the feminine. What does that evolution look like today in modern-day Greece and its burgeoning tech ecosystem? Greek business leader Athina Nousiopoulou shares fascinating insights from her recent study on female entrepreneurs in Greece.
In honor of Women’s Month – and the continuance of an ever-evolving legacy left by the strong women before us – The Port will be sharing special female-powered editions of our #ThoughtImports series all month long. To kick things off, here’s a look back at insights from the female thought leaders of our series to date.
For businesses to scale, they must not only have a vision but also craft the right partnerships. We sit down with founder, business development leader, and creative director Andrew Harrington to break down the fundamentals of creating partnerships and building creative ventures.
We stand at the beginning of a new era of transformation, driven by the rapid acceleration of technology innovation across startups and corporations of all verticals. For insights on this shift and how companies can thrive with the changing tides, we sat down with NYC technology thought leader Joshua Ness.
In order to know where we are going, it is vital to see from where we have come. So as Greek tech enters another year of building and bringing visions to life, let’s take a look backwards at how the ecosystem has grown, the trends that will continue to grow in the coming months, and how we can all help to pave the promising road ahead.
With a local community of 10K+ members, Startup Grind NYC is a staple event in the New York tech ecosystem. Going back to NY tech roots, The Port collaborated with Startup Grind for a Twitter takeover at their latest event. Here were the highlights.
“Athens’ thriving co-working spaces are attracting digital nomads from around the world and incubating a new generation of globally connected businesses.” — an article by Greece Is featuring The Port and founder Lucy Xu
This weekend marked the fifth annual Startup Weekend hosted in Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece. Here’s a quick recap of the event, an overview of the ventures created, and how it all ties to the overall growth in the #Greektech ecosystem this year.
From starting his own company to working in foreign policy to now getting into venture capital, Apostolos Papadopoulos has seen it all. In this #ThoughtImports, we sit down with Apostolos to get best practices on building and investing in businesses, and insights on the future of Greek tech.
Customer Success can be explained in one simple equation: Customer happiness + loyalty = profitability. We speak with Customer Support & Operations expert Georgia Tsiamanta to get more insights on the function and how businesses can use it to keep customers happy and churn low.
“What makes a deck stand out is the story, how the true ethos of the company shines across it, and how the story is told from the Past, Present, and Future of the business.” Learn about how to create the perfect pitch deck with investor, advisor, and pitch deck pro Sumeet Shah in this #Thoughtimports.
Afixis Hackathon 2018 brought together the bright, young, entrepreneurial minds of Thessalonki to hack their ideas to life and #CodetheFuture. Here's a closer look at the innovations built in this three-day hackathon, the winners, and the inspiring Greek startup community.
Does the founder matter as much as the product? When should a founder start looking for capital? We speak with Michael Gilroy, Principal at Canaan Partners, to get deeper insights into the VC world from New York City to Silicon Valley.
Every email, blog, and social post has a purpose. The “call-to-action” (CTA) mindset is making sure you have a clear objective for each piece of content created, and then asking your audience to take action to serve that purpose.
Product Management sits at the cross-section of technology, business, and customer experience. How do you juggle all these aspects? In this #ThoughtImports, we chat with Senior Product Manager Varshil to learn more.
Thanks to our awesome attendees and audience, our Marketing for Startups workshop in Athens was a great one. Here's a recap of what we covered, the presentation we walked through, and some fun event photos. See you at the next one!
In the daily running of a company, in the pursuit of leads and profit, companies lose sight of what’s most important: their users. Read on to find out how to utilize user journey to create content that your users actually want.
A content-driven lead generation strategy is more powerful than a sales-driven one because it converts and drives growth. This post explores the what, the why, and the how behind a content-driven lead generation strategy.
Cold email outreach is essential for building awareness of your product, capturing new prospects, and increasing your network. Follow these tips to make sure your email gets opens, clicks, and conversions.
What is Business Development and how can startups leverage it for growth? Melissa Pegus, Business Development and Strategic Partnerships pro, explains the importance of BD and offers advice on how to set concrete BD goals.
A look at the technical aspects of raising capital and scaling in a burgeoning market with Kristy Willard, Sr. Associate at a Nairobi-based investment advisory and consulting firm that helps early stage businesses scale.
When you google how to create a pitch deck, the results are overwhelming! To make things easier, we've compiled a list of the best resources from all over the web to help you craft the pitch and get started on your fundraising journey.
Starting your own company in a burgeoning market isn’t easy. We sit down with Susan Onigbinde, Founder DODO Design Agency in Nigeria, to understand design's role in business and get tips for building a business in uncharted territory.
Insights on getting investor-ready, tips for scaling your business, and thoughts on the future of Greek tech from Anthony Liveris — founder of Applecart, VC Partner at Liveris Family Office, and Chair of the next generation of The Hellenic Initiative.
The approaches that startups have found most effective in building their marketing program. Whether you are a B2B or B2C business, read on to learn more about the marketing practices that will help you reach and engage your audience and buyers.
This past weekend, The Port headed to the 83rd annual Thessaloniki International Fair. After exploring the booths, startups, pitches and presentations at the fair, here’s a closer look at at the trending tech, ventures, and industries in Greek tech.
Product Marketing tells the story of how your product will improve your consumer’s lives. To understand why and how startups should approach product marketing, we interviewed Product Marketer Amanda Jones.
As an American who chose to move from New York City to Athens, the unavoidable question that arises in almost every conversation is: “Why?” The answer is simple, and the sun and sea are only small parts of the equation. Here’s the full story.