International Startup Competition | The “Athenian Agora” Awards

Ready to pitch your idea to a diverse global entrepreneurship audience and strive for awards?
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Ready to pitch your idea to a diverse global entrepreneurship audience and strive for awards?

Submit your idea by March 29th, 2024.

The “Athenian Agora” Awards is the startup competition of the “Start For Future: The Athenian Nexus Summit”, supported by the Smart Attica European Digital Innovation Hub (EDIH), and organized by the Athens Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation of the Athens University of Economics & Business.

Applications open until Friday 29th of March, 2024, 23:55 CET.

The “Athenian Agora” Awards is the startup competition of the “Start For Future: The Athenian Nexus Summit”, supported by the Smart Attica European Digital Innovation Hub (EDIH), and organized by the Athens Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation of the Athens University of Economics & Business.

The competition aims to bring together startups, entrepreneurial and research teams from all across Europe. Participating teams will pitch in front of a wide audience and have the chance to win monetary and service awards. In more detail, the competition is divided in three categories, based on the growth stage of each team.

The pitches will be held on Friday, the 17th of May, exclusively on-site, at the premises of ACEin (Troias 2, 113 62, Athens, Attiki, Greece), during the Athenian Nexus Summit.

Categories of Startups Participating

Idea and/or Mockup Stage

During the Idea & Mockup Stage a team has generated their idea and is currently exploring potential markets

MVP Stage

During the MVP Stage, the team has (almost) finished developing their initial product and is currently working on their go-to market strategy, to receive feedback from their potential clients and start designing their pilot project.

Proof-of-Concept Stage

During the Proof-of-Concept (PoC) Stage, the team has already developed their final product and is currently designing, or implementing their pilot project with a client or organization.

Any team interested in participating has to be focused on (or partially focused on the Verticals of: DeepTech, Circular Economy, and/or Culture & Tourism.
If you are not sure about which Vertical suits you best, you may select the option “other” in the submission form.

The submitted ideas are evaluated in a two-stage process by entrepreneurship experts from ACEin and AUEB as well as an external jury of experts, such as executives from the companies participating in sponsoring the Summit.

The main criteria for awarding the prize for each category are: the problem contextualization, the solution approach, the degree of innovation, the market potential, the implementation plan of the idea, the projected revenue streams, and the team members’ capabilities.

The prizes will be announced soon.

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