Entrepreneurship & Innovation Forum - Elefsina 2018

StartupNow Forum

StartupNowForum is a multi-center of innovation, technology and entrepreneurship organized by Mantis Business Innovation under the auspices of the ESU unit, the Eleusina Municipality and the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce. At the same time, strategic partners are Revolut and Reload Greece, while there is support from the AISEC Global Student Network, the European Capital of Culture – Eleusina 2021, Athena Research Center, Thriassi Municipalities and many other organizations.
For the first time in Greece, a competition for entrepreneurship will be combined with a forum that will develop the modern tools of new entrepreneurship, analyze the new technological trends, create the right conditions for networking and award the best Greek startups. Forum will evolve with many parallel sessions.

  • 65 Speakers in 8 thematic sections
  • Company Startup Report
  • 1:1 Business Meetings & Networking
  • Business Development Contest between startups
  • Access the StartupNowGate platform

Not to be missed: Throughout the event, 1:1 meetings will be held by the attendees. Meetings between startups and investors seeking finance, between startups and advanced companies in order for the former to have access to a wide range of customers and the latter to introduce innovation into their structures but also startup meetings between them to create new partnerships and synergies.

Why attend?


Discover Innovative Solutions
Find Clients
Find Partners


Gain Investment
Attend the Competition
Participate in the Exhibition


Find the Next Unicorn
Attend the Investors Networking
Attend the Exhibition of Startups

Live Battle Awards

3 winning teams from each category will be awarded with the 30-hour StartupNow accelerator program which includes:

  • Innovation idea stage: BMC Validation
  • Financial analysis
  • Revenue Model Validation
  • Pitch Decks Development
  • Cost analysis


  • Begin the business at the time of applying for the loan
  • Have a sustainable business plan / sales forecast of 3 years
  • The total initial investment shall not exceed 25,000 euros
  • Have a clean register at Tirea
  • Insurance and tax information
  • Be able to find a guarantor for 50% of the total amount with a ceiling of 3,000 euros

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