The second HackTheBusiness competition organised by the ENTREPRENEDU team was held in Greece, where emerging talents gathered to showcase their groundbreaking space-ideas. Here’s a quick recap!
About HackTheBusiness Greece
HackTheBusiness Greece is an entrepreneurship challenge for young minds to learn, explore and discover the secrets of Space! The challenge was to pitch an innovative business idea, with the aim of bringing a real revolution to the space sector in Greece.
The first phase of the event was organised from 3d to 5th of November 2023 at different Universities, across Greece: Democritus University of Thrace, National Technical University of Athens, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and University of Thessaly. Teams with most innovative ideas have received 2 weeks long mentoring and a paid ticket to the Finals.
The second phase of the competition – the Finals, took place in Athens, Greece on 25th of November 2023. In the finals, winners of the first phase of the competition pitched their innovative business ideas and competed for a place in the Mentoring & Coaching Programme delivered by ENTREPRENEDU project plus other valuable prizes.
During the opening session, our teammates from Corallia as main organisers presented ENTREPRENEDU project and the whole team. Afterwards, we had a greatest pleasure of hosting Mr. Konstantinos Kyranakis, Deputy Minister of Digital Governance in Greece, who inspired us all with his speech about innovation and prosperity of young minds in Greece.
Moreover, our participants had an opportunity to hear more about space-related opportunities and industry from our sponsors and business representatives itself. At the end of the opening session, HackTheBusiness Greece team hosted space-entrepreneurs from Angely, Insigh.io and Caius startups to share their invaluable experiences and support our young participants at the start of their entrepreneurial journey.
12 groundbreaking pitches
Innovation, ambition and inspiration were in the air at Corallia premises in Athens, Greece as our participants presented their groundbreaking pitches! All participants showcased an incredible entrepreneurial spirit and a passion in the Finals of the HackTheBusiness Greece contest. The pressure was strong as each team had a limited time frame of 7 minutes to portray the vision and a mission behind their space-solutions. All of this, while the panel of ENTREPRENEDU judges and mentors provided them with valuable questions and constructive feedback. At the end of all presentations, 12 pitches were evaluated based on several criteria, including innovation, feasibility, market scalability, and social impact.
Watch the video to see all key moments! 🎥
Meet HackTheBusiness Greece Winners
After almost 3-weeks of hard work and having fun, four top-notch teams and their innovative ideas were chosen:
- MICROSATLAB team,
- EXKE team,
- UNIWA ICE team and
- GROUNDWATER team.
They hacked the business!
ENTREPRENEDU team wants to congratulate once again to all winning teams!
Indeed, HackTheBusiness events are the perfect opportunity for young individuals, researchers and startups to present their business ideas and get the support they need by winning the ticket to the ENTREPRENEDU Coaching and Mentoring programme!
Interesting in hacking the business with us? Stay tuned!
Next HackTheBusiness adventure is just around the corner. 🙂