5 Greek Startups seek to be recognized in the “Eurovision for Startups”

Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (iED) as the official organizer of StartUp Europe Awards initiative in Greece supports the 5 selected Greek startups which will participate in the Final ceremony at the European Parliament at 7th of June 2017.

The Awards initiative, promoted by the European Commission and implemented by Finnova Foundation, in collaboration with StartUp Europe, will recognise for the first time the best startups in Europe in 10 categories, in the so-called “Eurovision for startups”. This recognition will take place in Brussels next Wednesday, 7th of June, in a ceremony that will count on the honorific presence of the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani.

In total, 84 finalists startups coming from Croatia, Greece, Poland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Italy, Ireland, FYROM and Montenegro will opt for the recognition of best startup in the categories of Creative, Energy, Fintech, Green, Health, ICT, Smart Cities, Social, Tourism and Water.

The 5 Greek finalists startups that will compete for one of the European prizes by category are: Convert Art (Creative Category), Phee (Green), Nursify (Health), CityCrop (Smart Cities) and Hopwave (Tourism).

The awards will be delivered by the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani; the Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Mr. Carlos Moedas; the Vice-President of the Committee of the Regions, Karl-Heinz Lambert; the Vice-President for Communication of the European Economic and Social Committee, Gonçalo Lobo Xavier, the DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Mr. Michel Servoz and various members of the European Parliament.

All the winners of StartUp Europe Awards will obtain great visibility all around Europe thanks to the Media Partner Alliance of StartUp Europe Awards formed by 21 media members. The startups will also have access to a programme of mentoring (in internationalization, European funds like SMEs Instrument of 50.000 € to 2,5 million € of non-refundable subsidy, international communication, etc.), through the Accelerator of Finnova Foundation, which will allow them to boost their projects and to make them more viable worldwide.

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