My first job as a chemist was in one of the largest companies in the cosmetics industry in Athens. During that time I learned how to control the production, packaging and compliance of products with the legislative standards. As I deepened into the world of ingredients, I wanted to learn more about the composition of cosmetics. So I acquired a qualified diploma in the specific field and I started researching, studying and compiling formulas. Soon the joy that I felt when I was composing and creating my own products became the driving force to become an entrepreneur. My goal was to develop a skin care line of high quality and natural components, using herbal ingredients that are gentle for all skin types, even the most sensitive.
Because everything that moves us, it also motivates us. For a better quality of life! Moov Exclusive Fitness Studio, is a state-of-the-art place for fitness and wellness, a dynamic boost that reminds us that we should take care of ourselves every day. In small groups and personal training programs in a beautifully designed space, we shape your body, feelings and experiences that boost your mood and self-confidence.
We started Babyprint in 2017 to design and manufacture original souvenirs for newborn babies, engraving the footprint from their sole to particular aesthetic decorative elements. We have enriched our range of products and other decorative and utilitarian items with a vision to design things that remind us of the most careless years and make us smile :-)
Knowledge and habits around cosmetics and skincare is used to be passed from generation to generation, from mother to daughter.
That's how our story started at Zelia. My mother, Aphrodite, having profound knowledge in herbs from the Greek land along with the cosmetology secrets, introduced me to cosmetics and skincare. Ηaving acquired significant expertise in the field of biotechnology, I introduced this new aspect to Zelia's products.
In this way, a mother and daughter professional co-operation was created, blending traditional knowledge with scientific expertise in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Environmental Science, thus creating precious cosmetics offering holistic care, and long-term skincare benefits.
As a provider of training and counseling services aiming to reduce food waste and developing the sustainability model in Gastronomy and Tourism, the need to acquire zero waste restaurants and hotels has prompted us to create Foodity, an application of surplus food, premium hotels and restaurants at a very low cost.
Nexya specialises in the localisation (i.e. linguistic and cultural adaptation for local markets) of digital products, such as software applications, websites, video games etc.
Companies who wish to sell their products and services globally, need to be competitive in each local market. In order to do that, it is necessary to properly internationalise and subsequently localise their products and services.
Using state of the art technology and innovative methodologies, we offer customised localisation solutions that cut costs, shorten time to market and guarantee linguistic quality.
Grekaddict.com is an innovative platform that aims to provide high quality and comprehensive travel experience. In particular, it helps tourists who visit Greece to easily and quickly book online tourism activities. It also enhances the increase of the income of small and medium-sized tourism entrepreneurs by linking them with new channels of sales. Moreover Grekaddict.com help hotels and companies that manage tourist accommodation upgrade their websites, free of charge, helping them to offer a complete hosting experience to their customers.
Our story starts at Skopelos. Inspired by grandmother Efthalia, who learned early on to take advantage of the island's beneficial herbs and incorporate them into her everyday life. The fragrant memories combined with personal search, love for nature, tradition, and values have been the reason of developing products that meet our everyday needs by improving the quality of life and in 2012 to establish Euthalia Natural Cosmetic Values. Our goal is to offer modern humans the opportunity to discover with their senses the true-eternal nature, through pure, natural and bio-active Cosmetic recipes based on traditional Values
Thegreekbag is a child of the crisis. I started when I realized that things were changing around me and I wanted to comment on what I was going through my way. Thegreekbag is a series of products made in Greece - mainly bags - that remind us of the image of the school - and not only - a map of Greece. This image is designed for people who want to take it with them as a memoir from Greece.
Webster makes marketing more accessible to small-medium enterprises. We offer marketing design services as well as digital marketing campaigns that can bring virality and increase sales. At the same time, we share our expertise of the possibilities of the internet to the general public through events and seminars all over Greece.
Alios Tours (aliostours.com) is an alternative tourism agency based in Chios. Our goal is to create authentic experiences through which visitors can explore the North Aegean. We offer culinary experiences such as Greek cooking lessons and culinary walks, cultural and themed walks, sailing getaways, but also personalized activities.
Weddin is a wedding organizing application that provides solutions future newliweds. With Weddin the couple can create from scratch their own checklist for their wedding, be informed about their appointments, and make reminders and notes about the services and offers they collect. Makes a guest list quickly and accurately and easily create the wedding reception plan. It calculates the couple’s budget and records its expenses. Finally, the app finds marriage services from selected professionals in the field. In this way, Weddin guides, recalls and suggests to the user what he needs around his marriage. A personalized app for organizing your wedding!
Konstantinos Dendrinos, Alexandros Tsoutsis
MamaGreek is a company that exports Greek products mainly to the Asian market. Our goal is to import our country's excellent quality products such as olive oil and honey to the markets and kitchens of the world. Our portfolio includes:- Six extra virgin olive oil codes- A 250ml pack of thyme honey- 2 packs of 250ml jam with lemon-ginger and apple-cinnamon flavors.
Tutorial Gate is a leading online tutorial addressed to students and students of secondary and tertiary education from all over Greece and abroad. At the same time, it is addressed to adults who want to learn a foreign language. It provides personalized enhancing e-learning through the combination of specially tailored educational software embedded in a single on-line electronic system.
The idea of Tutorial Gate was born in 2014 and its implementation started in 2015. I am very pleased that students from all over Greece and abroad have been able to reach their educational goals with a high success rate.
At the same time, we have been distinguished in domestic and international innovation competitions, including:
1. Seed funding - Angelopoulos Fellowship
2. The Clinton Global Initiative Scholarship
3. Venture Garden Scholarship
4. Seed funding - Hellenic Initiative
5. Software Licenses / Support / Mentoring - Microsoft Bizspark
6. International GeoGebra Institution Membership
Filiana & Dimitra Stefanakaki
THE GREEK DESIGNERS ® is the first online platform to promote globally products of contemporary Greek design inspired by Greek history and culture. Its mission is to make Greek design identity internationally known.
THE GREEK DESIGNERS ® was created in 2016 by architect Filiana Stefanakaki, architect and Dimitra Stefanakaki, landscape architect. Today, the platform hosts 40+ designers, and 300+ selected products. Its products travel all over the world with online sales every day. The platform has participated in exhibitions with the aim of promoting Greek designers.
‘A creation, from architecture to product and fashion design, remains timeless as it comes up with a strong design concept and definitely Greece with a history of 3500 years is the leading storyteller on this.
TiSouMeLi products are pure bee products in which we continuously attempt to give the distinguishing features of innovation and quality. Some of our main products are pine, flower and forest honey, special wax salves, royal jelly, chocolate-honey, pasteli, pollen, propolis tincture and propolis sprays, rakomelo and herb mixture of our own harvest.
We have made a great effort on establishing a strong brand name and product recognition through creating a honey-theme book of gastronomy with cooking recipes. Our collaborations with various gastronomy stakeholders and chefs, helped us to improve our products and also collect new ideas.
Ierax Analytix is a research and market analysis company. It was created in order to differentiate from the usual rates and opinion polls and to offer qualitative analysis to entrepreneurs responding to "why" and not to "how many". At the same time, we have developed mystery shopping, specializing in chains in the food sector.
Since I was a little girl, I saw things from another angle - the one of the feelings. I wanted each lifeless product to have a soul and the faces to show their emotion and passion. I studied this art and proceeded with the same view. My goal is to turn a corporate profile (photographing space, product and the portrait of the person that produces them) into something more personal than the completely cold and impersonal. Through the pictures, the client can understand the temperament and philosophy of the individual entrepreneur over what he / she is doing / producing.
Angelika Niarchou, Georgia Economopoulou
Ploos Design is a creative studio, founded in 2013 by two young and ambitious industrial designers, Angelica Niarchou & Georgia Oikonomopoulou, based in Athens, Greece. A country that is known for her cultural heritage throughout the world. A legacy that designers want to maintain and evolve through their design. What makes Ploos Design a unique creative studio is the multifaceted character, perception, and conception of ideas and freshness. The simplicity on the lines combined with the careful choice of colors resolves into unique collections of distinctive products.
Giorgos Pilipidis, Giorgos Siatras
Hopwave (hopwave.com) started as a marketplace where Greek and foreign travelers in Greece can find wonderful experiences and excursions in the destinations they visit, as well as move easily and instantly to their place of residence by the use of their mobile or their laptop. At the same time, with the hopwavePRO service (hopwavepro.com), the company offers an integrated system for optimizing the management of reservations, resources, partners and viewing channels for providers of any tourist activity, excursion or event.
Greeking.me is an innovative company active in cultural tourism. Emphasizing in the creation of authentic and personalized experiences for the visitors of the country, the company offers tailor-made and thematic walks, gastronomic experiences such as Greek cuisine courses and wine tasting walks, traditional dances courses and activities for children and families. The company was awarded Exclusive Tour Operator for 2017 by Luxury Travel Magazine.
Our goal at Enios is to create children's snacks based on raisins, a Greek product of top quality combined with flavors such as milk chocolate, which is giving parents the opportunity to manage their children's daily consumption. At the same time, our innovative packaging offers the joy of creation, activity and surprise as they are transformed into 3D-toy papers.
Giorgos Rotas, Karidi Lilly
We are a beekeeping family with a tradition of 40 years in the production of organic honey in Serifos. Our honeybees are biologically certified and our honey has international distinctions for both its special taste and high quality as a biological product. Our honey has been traveling for years in the world's finest delicatessens, department stores from Harrods in the UK to the Asian restaurants with Michelin stars.
Chic Greek Gifts is the way to tell our story. It is a collection of cultural gifts that spread the love for Greece all over the world, by maintaining the interest of the Greek element of the new generation of the diaspora that does not necessarily speak the Greek language and attract friends of ancient Greek and modern culture, gastronomy and art. Chic Greek Gifts are an ambassador of Hellenism.
Adamidis Giorgos, Samaras Stelios, Zardavas Nikos
Nexobi is an IT company dedicated to producing cloud software for catering businesses. The key feature of the product is that all data is stored in the cloud and ordering is done without the need for internet from android, iOS and windows. At the end of the shift or during, the terminals synchronize in the cloud. Managers can enter the system at any time to see the company's statistics, cut logs, and manage the warehouse, contacts, as well as the e-shop.
Simos Nalbantoglou, Stergios Kokopoulos, Apostolos Gazepis, Kostas Kefalas, Dionisis Klavdianos, Theodoros Chrisohoidis
GoZone helps water sports athletes to learn faster, be better and safer in the water. It's a real-time training system for windsurfing, kite-surfing and small boat sailing that complements the services of Instructors and Schools.
Lommer is an internationally awarded product design studio that designs and manufactures accessories and handbags. What makes our products stand out is our experimentation with subversive materials and new ways of production. Their aim is to establish them in the international market as a high-end brand.
Anna Chlioura, Pantelis Zarkos
Elektronio is a startup solution for sustainable mobility, which designs and manufactures personal mobility vehicles based on the electric bicycling. It was founded in Thessaloniki in 2015 and its motto is "rewrite your vehicle" (#reimagineyourvehicle). It has launched its first model "Play", a three-wheeled electric bike with revolutionary geometry, which is an alternative to urban travel.
Vasiliki Kartsiakli, Christina Vraka
Dot2dot is a cultural company, created in November 2013 in Thessaloniki and is active in the fields of culture, education and tourism, adopting innovative approaches and modern practices. Its members, by utilizing and combining their diverse expertise (archaeologists, historians, guides, special pedagogues, cultural managers), as well as their professional experience in cultural and educational institutions, design and implement alternative thematic routes in the city of Thessaloniki, educational programs and visual workshops. Our aim is to show the many different aspects of a city, like Thessaloniki, to foster communication between citizens and visitors, creative expression through art and to promote city’s creative workforce through the exchange of ideas and the collaboration within a network of cooperation.