An Introduction to Startup Accelerators around the World

May, 2023

Greek Visionaries in Life Science

May, 2023

State Of The Greek Venture Capital Scene

January, 2023

Smart Cities in Greece and Beyond

December, 2022

Greece Set to Become Next Engineering Hub for Tech Company Mysten Labs

September, 2022

Frontiers in Life Sciences, the Greek connection

May, 2022

Leading A Global Technology Company: Four Greek Women Share Their Stories

March, 2022

Intelligent Relations, co-founded by Stamatis Astra, acquires PR and SEO agency the Net Positive Agency for a mix of cash and equity, according to Markets Business Insider.

“MARATHON.VC” Greek-founded Startups: Investments and Exits, 2021

January, 2022

“Found.ation” Startups in Greece 2021/2022: Venture Financing Report

January, 2022

How much do you know about the future’s top skill: data analytics?

October, 2021

How shifting the country’s fiscal mix will help the Greek economy |

March, 2021

Dr. Nicholas Christakis Interview

March, 2021

An interview with Dr. Nicholas Christakis ; he is Professor of Social and Natural Science, Internal Medicine & Biomedical Engineering and Director of Human Nature Labs at Yale University. He talks about the new mobile app HUNALA that is like “waze traffic app for COVID” to predict the individual risk of getting Covid19; his book “Apollo’s Arrow” the scientific prediction of the roaring 2020s and how people will behave after the pandemic. You will be most be surprised on the advice he gives to young researchers!

Podcasts are available on Apple and Spotify.

Alexandra Touroutoglou

Alexandra Touroutoglou Interview

March, 2021

The leadership team of Hellenic Bioscientific Association USA outlines its vision and programs of scholarships, mentoring and networking. Young, brilliant scientists committed to helping one another for a better world. President Dr. Alexandra Touroutoglou, Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School; Vice President Dr. Christos Lisgaras Research Fellow at NYU, Appointed Secretary Dr. Maria Stamou Physician Scientist & Endocrinology Fellow Mass General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Dr. Counselor Dr. Harilaos Philipakis Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Podcasts are available on Apple and Spotify.

Marina Tsaprantzi

Melina Taprantzi Interview

March, 2021

Melina Taprantzi is the founder of She is a social entrepreneur with a successful model of a start-up non-profit organization with a double mission: selling over 500 top quality Greek food products, as well as raising money for food to be donated to people in need. She was awarded by the UN and the World Bank with the “Sustainable Development Goals and Her award”, as she was selected from a pool of 2,400 applicants from around the world.

Podcasts are available on Apple and Spotify.

Dr. Ioannis Prassas Interview

February, 2021

Dr. Ioannis Prassas is a scientist in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada. Trained as a molecular biologist, his research focuses mostly on the application of proteomic technologies for diagnostics and he is translating research findings into clinical products with great therapeutic promise. Currently, he is finishing work on a rapid diagnostic saliva test for COVID that will be used in schools and work places, and he is researching the long term effects of COVID that could lead to new therapeutics

Podcasts are available on Apple and Spotify.

Dr. Eleftherios Diamandis Interview

February, 2021

In this interview from the Astra Report, Dr. Diamandis discusses research for early disease detection, working with post docs from Greece and his own view why Covid happened. He is Professor & Head, Division of Clinical Biochemistry at University of Toronto, a physician-scientist, who left Greece many years ago and has pursued an outstanding academic career at the University of Toronto as the director of the Advanced Centre for Detection of Cancer. He is a broadly-recognized scientist in the field of Clinical Biochemistry and is behind the identification of important biomarkers that allow early detection of diseases.

Podcasts are available on Apple and Spotify.

Greek Female Startup Founders Aim at Closing Gender Gap

January, 2021

George Petrocheilos Spins Catalio Capital Management into Biotech Breakthroughs


December, 2020

Greek Startup Activity


December, 2020

According to an article at kathimerini, Greek startups raised 150M in 2020, led by startups Scroutz and Omilia. This data comes from the Found.ation and EIT Digital’s 2020 Report, drafted with the support of investment fund Velocity Partners. Another article discussed the impact of Covid on startups. And another article discussed the swing toward entrepreneurship. Finally, a video at Bloomberg describes VW’s pilot project for climate-neutral mobility on the Greek island of Astypalea.


Astra Report Interviews Dr. Sakis Mantalaris


December 15, 2020

This interview is with Dr. Sakis Mantalaris who co-leads alongside his wife, Dr. Nicki Panoskaltsis (Hematology, Emory) “Biomedical Systems Engineering Laboratory” (, which focuses on providing integrated in vitro/in silico platforms for clinical translational biomedical applications. He explains how scientific disagreements are healthy and could lead to new cancer treatments. He shares his thoughts about wanting to be a pilot after high school and the importance of mentors in his life. 2020 was a strange pandemic year at Georgia Tech, but he is optimistic about the future and believes in the quality of Greece’s scientific brain power.


Apple Podcast Interviews Michael Tzannes


November 4, 2020

Michael Tzannes was interviewed at He is Chairman and Co-Founder of Accusonos, and an Advisor at Hellenic Innovation Network.

The Port Releases Report on Greek Startup Ecosystem


October 27, 2020

The Port has released The 2021 Industry Guide: the Era of Greek Tech Thriving.

Michael Dritsas discusses Elevate Greece


October 27, 2020

Mr. Michael Dritsas, chief of staff of the Deputy Minister for Research and Innovation discusses the creation of Elevate Greece, and how the Greek Government believes in startups fueling the Greek GDP. Elevate Greece is a transparent and easy-to-use database for investors, strategic partners and talent to access the “gems” of Greek startups.



Deputy Minister Dimas presents government progress 


October 18, 2020

Christos Dimas, Deputy Minister of Development and Investments, shared his presentation made at the October 8 Hellenic Innovation Network event on “Innovation in Agriculture.”

Innovation in Agriculture C. Dimas

Deputy Minister Dimas also spoke about the Greek startup ecosystem at Infocom World 2020.

Launch of Elevate Greece


October 13, 2020

As reported by eKathimerini, Greece is launching Elevate, its online platform for startups with innovation and scalability. Regulations incentive angel investment in startups, and startup investments in R&D. Surprisingly, in the seven months since the pandemic started in March, six startups raised over $82 million. Videos about Elevate are here and here.

Microsoft to invest in Greece


October 5, 2020 

Microsoft will be building data centers in Greece, as reported by Bloomberg. The investment is expected to reach a billion Euros, according to Greek Reporter

BCG Report on AI in Greece


October 3, 2020

BCG has released a report titled, “Harnessing the Power of AI in Greece.” 

Interview with George Hadjigeorgiou, ZOE 


October 2, 2020

Stamatis Astra from Astra Report interviews George Hadjigeorgiou from ZOE, who talks about his inspiration and how their AI technology is used by millions of consumers to collect data and to fight COVID.

You can listen through Spotify link or Apple Podcast link.

Hellenic Biocluster Funding 


September 30, 2020

Hellenic Biocluster Receives Funding from the General Secretariat for Research and Technology to Accelerate Growth by Linking Health Innovation to Market.

U.S.-Greece Science and Technology Agreement 


September 28, 2020

The U.S. Government and the Greek Government signed a Science and Technology Agreement.

Netdata raises $14M 


September 23, 2020

Netdata raised a new $14M round funded by Bessemer Ventures, Bain Capital and Uncorrelated Ventures.

Spotawheel raises 10M 


September 15, 2020

Read the story at techcrunch.

Lucy Xu talks about Greek startups on the Astra Report 


September 1, 2020

Listen to Stamatis Astra’s interview of Lucy Xu, Founder and CEO of “The Port.”

Astra Report | WNTN 1550 AM | Grecian Echoes on Apple / Spotify Podcasts.

Apple podcast

Spotify podcast

Instashop acquired by Delivery Hero for $360M 


August 27, 2020

Read about the acquisition of Instashop by Delivery Hero on Tech Crunch.


Tech on the Med: Greek startups learn to swim 


August, 2020

Read about Greek startups on Levendeia.

From the Ashes of Crisis Arises Opportunity 


March 7, 2020

Marina Hatsopoulos speaks at Tedx Larissa. With high unemployment and an aging population dependent on public pension and healthcare systems, Greece needs jobs. The best way to create jobs is to create startups, which provide the opportunity for socioeconomic mobility and social impact for the Greeks in Greece, for the half-million well-educated Greeks who left during the crisis and could be enticed to return, and even for the resident refugees.  


Greece: A Past & Present Hero’s Journey 


March 7, 2020

Global marketer and Greek startup champion Lucy Xu speaks about Greek startups at Tedx Larissa. She argues that the innovation of modern-day Greece is what makes the Hellenic startup ecosystem a beacon for all emerging tech markets. She explores the Odyssey taking place now and examines the factors leading Greece home on its hero’s journey.



Greek startups create a €3.5 Billion Industry

July 13, 2020

According to the Greek Kathimerini newspaper, “market professionals put the capitalization of Greek-owned startups at €3.5 billion, up from €2.5 billion last year and zero just eight years back.” 

Hellenic Innovation Network on Greek TV

June 24, 2020

Hellenic Innovation Network was discussed on the news show “10” on the Greek Public Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) with Fanis Papathanasiou, among other topics such as Science Diplomacy, research and innovation, and the connection between the tech and research ecosystems of Boston and Greece. 

Watch here.

Featured on the show were: 

Kostas Fragogiannis,
Deputy Minister for Economic Diplomacy and Openness at the Greek Ministry of
Foreign Affairs
Stratos Efthymiou,
Consul General of Greece in Boston
Marina Hatsopoulos,
President of the Hellenic Innovation Network
Michail Bletsas,
Director of Computing at the MIT Media Lab
Dr. Manolis Kellis,
MIT Professor of Computer Science
Vassilis Papakonstantinou,
Vice President of MIT Enterprise Forum Greece

You may also read a write-up of the interview on here.

Athens University of Economics and Business Startup Report

“Incubated early stage startuppers and their initiatives in Athens  during the Crisis (2010‐2016)” by Ioannis Besis and Ioanna Sapfo Pepelasis examines the profile of successful startups: mature founders (age 30-39); more educated; linked to academia; educated in economics and business, science and theoretical studies; holders of degrees related to the company sector and had experience abroad; high tech goods and processes; female member in the founding team and headquarters abroad.

allWP-01-20-Besis-Pepelasis-03 June 2020 AUEB Report

Think Silicon to be acquired by Applied Materials

May 19, 2020

Think Silicon will be acquired by Applied Materials, as reported by The National Herald.

Softomotive acquired by Microsoft

May 19, 2020

Softomotive, a software robotic automation platform, will be acquired by Microsoft, according to techcrunch.

Seeking Evaluators

Cyprus Seeds, a nonprofit organization in Cyprus and a strategic partner of MITEF Greece, supports, for the second year, the commercialization of innovative scientific research in Cyprus. To this effect, it recently announced a Call for Pre-Proposals with deadline for receiving applications, the 17th May.

They are currently in the process of identifying a pool of evaluators for the applications they will receive. To-date, Cyprus Seeds received 25 applications from the Universities and Research Centers of Cyprus, in a variety of areas including  Health, AI, agriculture, cognitive computational neuroscience, energy, environmental monitoring, clinical neurophysiology and rehabilitation sciences!

The Evaluators’ contribution is critical to choosing the most promising scientific projects, with strong IP value and the potential to commercialize.

The Evaluation process is going to be in 2 stages. The first stage asks for Pre-Proposals which are short and simple. On the basis of Pre-Proposals, the projects that are worth funding will be short listed and will be invited to send a FULL proposal  which requires more detailed information on the technology, the IP and the Team.  It is expected that Evaluators will spend between half an hour and one hour in assessing one proposal. 

We encourage you to be an Evaluator for Cyprus Seeds, which we consider a unique initiative with the prospect of creating startups, thus offer job opportunities to the youth. Amongst the initial promoters of Cyprus Seeds are George David, philanthropist and Founding member of THI, The Leventis family, The Hellenic Initiative and a number of Greeks and Cypriots of the Diaspora in Boston.

To indicate your interest and  availability to evaluate applications of the Cyprus seeds second cycle, fill in the following form:

The Power of Connection

By Alec Karys

As a Mentor at the Boston-based accelerator Masschallenge, I met Marian Leitner, Founder and CEO of Archer Roose, a Boston-based start-up that sells quality wine in a can through major retail outlets. In our Mentoring sessions, Marian expressed interest in expanding from domestic to international wines, including wines from Greece. (For those interested in learning more about Greek wines, I suggest “The Wines of Greece” 2018 edition, by Konstantinos Lazarakis.) Meanwhile, for some time I’ve been working to promote Greek wines outside of Greece, and created a “Greek Wine Lovers” Group on LinkedIn which has grown to over 375 members. Through my efforts, I’ve met many oenophiles, including Markus Stolz, who currently lives in Athens with his Greek wife. Markus exports Greek wines to the U.S. and other international markets, so I connected him with Archer Roose. Through his connections, the Roditis wine from Naoussa, Greece was born. The wine will soon be available in major retail outlets on the East Coast of the United States. This project took several years to come together, proving the power of perseverance and connection. 

CVC Capital Partners Fund VII agrees to invest in Skroutz

April 21, 2020

“CVC Capital Partners today announced that CVC Fund VII has agreed to invest in Skroutz, Greece’s leading e-commerce platform, in a partnership transaction with Skroutz’s founders.”

Ansys acquires Helic for $62M

January 22, 2019

Greek startup Helic was acquired by Ansys, according to Pittsburgh Business Times and SEC filings.

The Greek Startup Industry: Investments and Exits, 2010-2018

“First and foremost we are network builders. Others have been doing the same with Stanford graduates, Paypal employees or Israeli founders. We bring together Greeks, working in technology, no matter where they are, and we are thrilled about the ubiquity and underlying value of this network.”

Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at 7th Regional Growth Conference, Western Greece

Καλησπέρα σας. Minister Georgiadis, panelists, friends, thank you for inviting me to speak with you today about a new development model for western Greece. I’m particularly happy to be back in Patra, Greece’s Gateway to the West, and a city that I have come greatly to appreciate over the past few years.

Ambassador Pyatt’s remarks at Navarino Challenge Press Event

First of all, let me say what a pleasure it is to have my friend Dean Karnazes back here, someone who is a great ambassador for the U.S.-Greece relationship and especially our important diaspora.


Headquartered in the United States with locations in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Rhode Island, Switzerland, and Texas, MassChallenge strengthens the global innovation ecosystem by accelerating high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world for zero-equity taken.

Πρόγραμμα Επιχορήγησης Δαπανών για την Κατοχύρωση Διπλωμάτων Ευρεσιτεχνίας (Πατέντες)

Το Ίδρυμα Μποδοσάκη προκηρύσσει νέο πρόγραμμα επιχορήγησης δαπανών για την κατοχύρωση των πνευματικών δικαιωμάτων και των δικαιωμάτων ευρεσιτεχνίας (πατέντες) προϊόντων – αποτελεσμάτων καινοτόμου έρευνας, τα οποία δύνανται να αξιοποιηθούν εμπορικά, μέσω της ίδρυσης νέων επιχειρήσεων ή της εκμετάλλευσής τους από υφιστάμενες επιχειρήσεις.

MassTLC Accelerates Growth, Innovation & the Development of an Inclusive Technology Ecosystem in Massachusetts

As the largest and most powerful technology association in the region, MassTLC’s mission is to accelerate growth, innovation, and the development of an inclusive tech ecosystem in Massachusetts. For more than 30 years, MassTLC has served as the premier network for thousands of companies and entrepreneurs seeking valuable connections.

Your Source for Local Innovation

Since 2008, we’ve been covering and connecting the Boston ecosystem, producing digital media and events about the entrepreneurs, executives, startups, businesses, trends and topics that are the shaping the present and future of the city’s economy.

We are the hub for Boston startups + tech

Our vision is to connect the world through a shared passion for tech and the human need for purpose

Boston Startup Accelerators, Incubators, & Support Programs

Xconomy is dedicated to providing business and technology leaders with timely, insightful, close-to-the-scene information about the local personalities, companies, and technological trends that best exemplify today’s high-tech economy.


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