Investor Day

Are you set to pitch your concept to an international audience and delve into potential synergies?
APPLICATIONS HAVE CLOSED

Are you set to pitch your concept to an international audience and delve into potential synergies?

Submit your idea by March 15th, 2024.

The Investor Day of the Athenian Nexus Summit is ready to welcome any European (both EU and non-EU based) startup, operating in the tech, environment and culture sector, and seeking for pre-seed and early-seed funding. The initiative is supported by the Start For Future Cooperative and is organized by the Athens Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation of Athens University of Economics & Business.

Applications will remain open until Friday 15th of March, 2024, 23:55 CET.

The Investor Day of the Athenian Nexus Summit is ready to welcome any European (both EU and non-EU based) startup, operating in the tech, environment and culture sector, and seeking for pre-seed and early-seed funding. The initiative is supported by the Start For Future Cooperative and is organized by the Athens Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation of Athens University of Economics & Business.

The Investor Day pitches will be held the first day of the event, on Thursday 16th of May, exclusively on-site, at the Athens Conservatoire. Any team wishing to participate, has to have a ticket entrance for the Athenian Nexus Summit. Learn more about the tickets here. Teams from the Start For Future Incubators are not obliged to purchase any ticket.

Participation Requirements

Verticals​

DeepTech, Circular Economy, Culture & Tourism
(and other)

Stage of Growth

Pre-Seed,
Early Seed

Looking for investment

From 50.000€ up to 300.000€

In case you are not sure about the Vertical, you may select the option “other” in the submission form.

Timeline of Selection Process

26 FEB

Open Call Kick Off

15 MAR

Open Call Deadline

26 MAR

Announcement of shortlisted teams for interviews

2 & 4 APR

Shortlisted interviews

10 APR

Announcement of finalist teams

30 APR

Pitch Rehearsal

16 MAY

ATHENIAN
NEXUS

Investor Day

The selection committee will consist of international partners (academics, experts of the industry, etc.) from the Start For Future alliance, who, based on the decisive criteria, are going to choose the final teams that will present on the Investor Day.

Investors Jury

Spyros Arsenis

Head of NBG Innovation Unit, NBG Business Seeds, Greece

Roula Bachtalia

Director & Steering Committee member egg – enter grow go, Eurobank

George Doukidis

Professor of eBusiness at AUEB, Athens, Greece

Maria Hala

Growth Strategy Consultant, Startups & Scaleups, Greece

Alexander Karalis

Financial Advisor, Tech M&A, HeBAN, Greece

George Karantonis

Partner, Metavallon.vc, Athens, Greece

Markos Komondouros

Founder and Partner, Investing For Purpose, Financial Executive, Greece

Raphael Kontos

Managing Director, The Hellenic Tech Investor Club, Athens, Greece

Adam Markakis

Co-founder & General Partner, Astylab Ventures, Athens, Greece

Sotiris Papantonopoulos

Partner at Uni.Fund, Founder & CEO of Money Market S.A., Greece

Pavlos Pavlakis

Principal, VentureFriends VC, Athens, Greece

George Panou

Head of the Innovation Center, Eurobank, Greece

David Photien

Founding Partner, SCE Freiraum Ventures, Germany

Gerasimos Routzounis

Chief Investment Officer, SPOROS, Athens, Greece

Nikolas Sifonios

Founder Match Ball VENTURE, Athens, Greece

Nikolaos Tsoniotis

Managing Partner, Ideas Forward, Athens, Greece

Antonis Tzortzakakis

CEO 5G Ventures S.A, Phaistos Investment Fund, Greece

Selection Committee

Stratos Baloutsos

Head of Technology Transfer, ACEin AUEB, Greece

Mara Doukidi

Creative & Startup Consultant, ACEin AUEB, Grrece

Konstantinos Fouskas

Head of TTO- Prof. Digital Entrepreneurship, UoM, Greece

Haifeng Ling

Ambassador, SCE, Vice President bei Moxa, Germany

Elena Nikolova

Startup Ecosystem Builder, The Edge, Bulgaria

David Photien

Founding Partner, SCE Freiraum Ventures, Germany

Karsten Schwarz

Coordinator, Translational Region for Digital Healthcare (TDG), MLU, Germany

Participating Investing Community

Wish to be part of the investing jury of Investor Day and utilize the pool of european startups who will shape tomorrow? Drop us a message via email at [email protected].

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