TIF 2019: Showcasing the Growth of a More Digital Greece

Last week at the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair, the expo’s Digital Greece Pavilion was an exciting annual week-long expo was marked by insightful talks from thought leaders in the local tech ecosystem and booths showcasing the bright minds behind Greece’s growing number of startup ventures. Here’s a recap of the main themes and trends gleaned from this year’s expo.

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A Look into a Greek Student's Perspective

When talking about the economic environment in Greece, it’s common to hear about the phenomenon known as “brain drain” - where the most educated and qualified citizens are moving abroad and have no intention of returning. In this post of our #ThoughtImport series, we sit down with George Dalakouras, a student at the University of Pennsylvania, from Athens, Greece to discuss his perspective on his future in his home country.

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Greece on the Rise in Food and AgroTech

Greece has never been known to have a thriving agricultural sector due to environmental conditions. However companies are now incorporating technology into the farming and consumption journey. In this next post of our #GreekTechRising series, we dive into the food and agrotech industry to explore key stats, trends on the growth of the industry, as well as companies in the space that are making waves.

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The Female Entrepreneurship Experience from Greece to NY

Artemis Kohas is a Greek-American from Pennsylvania and the founder of The Kohas Agency, a boutique communications firm operating out of New York City. Her dual identity and strong connection to her Greek heritage have led her to ponder the difference between her two cultures. As a female entrepreneur, she has experienced and navigated the business climate on both ends of the globe. In this #ThoughtImports, Artemis shares her views on these diverse experiences in order to inspire women to keep reaching forward past adversity and aspire for change.

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Greek Tech on the Rise in Fintech

In the past few years, global lines between traditional finance and technology have begun to blur and the Fintech industry has become increasingly competitive. In Greece, Fintech is not an industry that first comes to mind for many people, but it certainly deserves more credit than it is given. In this post of our #GreekTechRising series, we delve into the Fintech sector of the Greek economy and highlight some notable startups in the ecosystem.

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Exploring Financial Literacy, Sustainable Travel & Global Startup Lessons with Zara Drousas

Unique ventures are pitched across the world every day with a mission to intercept all industries imaginable. Australian entrepreneur and Greek tech enthusiast Zara Drousas is the founder of one of these ventures. Dive into this interview with Zara to learn more about the women’s financial literacy space, lessons learned from pitching the venture in Tel Aviv, and the new era of sustainable travel.

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Greek Tech on the Rise in B2B SaaS

Greece’s history is rich with incredible leaders, thinkers, poets - and also engineers. Today in modern Greek times, instead of building physical structures, Greek engineers are building software tools to enable efficiency, analytics, and convenience for companies. In this next post of our#GreekTechRising series, we dive into the rapidly growing B2B SaaS sector of the Greek tech ecosystem.

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Exploring the Lisbon & Portuguese Startup Ecosystem with Greg Sherwin

In the U.S., we associate "startups" and "tech with Bay Area/Silicon Valley. There is no doubt that these areas drive innovation and growth in the US tech ecosystem, but it is important to recognize the blind spots we develop to what else is going on in the rest of the world. We sat down with Greg Sherwin to broaden our perspectives by learning more about the Lisbon/Portuguese startup ecosystem.

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Navigating Website & Product Development with Vincent Sanchez-Gomez

We live in the digital era, built on foundations of web development. Without a website, a company is essentially non-existent; and the user experience of a website or product directly impacts a company’s reputation and client retention. We sat down with entrepreneur and software pro Vincent Sanchez-Gomez for insights and best practices on web development for businesses.

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Navigating Strategic Partnerships, Fintech, and Greek Tech with Spiro Antonopoulos

In a world that is increasingly digitized - and soon to be tokenized - strategic partnerships are as critical as ever. We sat down with Spiro Antonopoulos – VP of Strategic Partnerships at Kuvacash – to gain insights about strategic partnerships and business development in the world of cryptocurrency.

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Greek Tech on the Rise in E-Commerce

E-commerce is on the rise in Greece, creating a steady growth of recovery since the financial crisis. As the number of online retailers and services increases, online shoppers are following suit. With innovative startups paving the way for online marketplaces, the future of e-commerce is bright. In this post of the #GreekTechRising series, we take a look at the rising trends in the space and the notable startups disrupting the industry.

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Greek Tech on the Rise in Travel & Tourism

Greece is a hub for tourism and travel, from its rich culture to its famous beaches and islands. So, it comes as a natural evolution that technology is emerging to disrupt the space. Here's a look at the evolving industry and the startups rising to address various aspects of the tourist journey.

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Engineering Solutions for Tech & Life: Insights from Spiro S.

“Human beings have a natural tendency to want to solve issues they see. We are all trying to find better solutions to problems that surround us.” Spiro S, an engineer from big tech in San Francisco, shares insights on using engineering to create, build, and solve.

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Exploring the Future of Travel Tech with John Matson of Voyager HQ

With global destinations becoming accessible to everyone near and far, technology is innovating to keep up with the rising tide of travelers. In this Thought Imports, John Matson – Co-Founder and Managing Director of NYC-based global travel club Voyager HQ – shares best practices for travel startups and insights on the disruption to come.


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The Portuguese Tech Scene: The Boom Week Recap & Ecosystem Themes

Home to some of history’s greatest explorers, Portugal has long been a hub for innovation and discovery. Today, explorers traverse the lands of innovation and ride the waves of technology. In recent years, modern and international minds have propelled the country forward. The result? A booming Portuguese tech scene.

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Exploring the Ever-Growing Power of Women in Greece – with Athina Nousiopoulou

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.

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