Startup Weekend Volos: Microsoft as a Platinum Sponsor

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SPECIAL PRIZES FROM MICROSOFT!

  1. Free Bizspark Software (www.bizspark.com). Software worth of  10,000 euro
  2. 150 euro free cloud resources (azure) a month and access to Microsoft’s global         startup community
  3. mentoring sessions and aquaintance with the startups that Microsoft incubates
  4. Evaluation for admission in Microsoft’s incubation programms that allows the team to be hosted in Microsoft’s incubator for 6 months and more…

 








Startup Weekend Volos: Frenzy Projects is coming with prizes

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 Frenzy Projects will provide to one of the 3 best teams business branding and support for a year!

Services

Web Design
Branding
Packaging
Advertising
Marketing
Photography
Interior Design
Mobile Applications








Startup Weekend Volos: think.gr is here with prizes!!!

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 think.gr ΑΕ  will provide the winner’s team with their web page, also support and hosting in their servers for a year and domain name for 2 years!!!

 








Startup Weekedn Volos: Volos Traditional Drink – Tokali Tsipouro is a genuine Greek product

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We started farming our vineyards organicaly in 1990, by applying new cultivation technics such as biological diseases control, dense planting, fertilizing with sheep manure, mechanical destruction of the weeds, etc.

We chose the path of Organic Viticulture, for many reasons. Firstly, in order to protect the members of our family from dangerous pesticides which are ussually applied in most vineyards during the whole process of production. Additionally, we found out that a organic Vineyard can be grown and maintained easily with the necessary experience and the appropriate scientific knowledge.

Our organic vineyard is highly appreciated by consumers, who, prompted us to attempt the transformation of the organicaly grown grapes in wine and tsipouro. We offer our customers a unique product that is safe and qualitatively “distinct” from the usual conventional products on the market.

Based on these principles we started our business and with these same principles we keep serving you the best quality wine and tsipouro today.








Startup weekend Volos: Delicious apple variety in Zagora

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The beginnings of the Agricultural Cooperatives’ Union of Zagora Pelion can be found in the last century. It was established in 1916 and is one of the first unions in the country (the law on Cooperative Unions was passed in 1915).

On the 27th of  October 1916, 199 Zagorian people formed the Association, under the name “Commercial Cooperative of Agricultural Products of Zagora”, which originally cultivated potatoes and hazelnuts.

The rising of the union commenced in the mid 60s with the spread of the Starkin Delicious apple variety in Zagora, whose soil and climate conditions has proved ideal for producing fruits and products of high quality and taste. The beginning was made. Shortly afterwards, in the 80’s, the Cooperative made an amazing course which reaches up today, and has managed to collect the 98% of the producers.

In 1985 the Cooperative of Zagora changed form. With the approval of the new statute the cooperative changes its name and becomes the Agricultural Cooperatives’ Union of Zagora Pelion, the form it has today, with trade mark and logo of corporate identity.

 

At the same time, the apples acquire the trade mark “ZΑΓΟΡΙΝ»/«ZAGORIN an internationally registered trademark.

The union also collected various kinds of agricultural products of the region, such as other apple varieties (golden, renedes, fyrikia), pears, kiwi, chestnuts, olives, cherries, etc., all products of excellent quality.

These products also acquire corporate identity, a new packaging with the trade mark is designed, and from now on, the apples carry a sticker with the logo and moving vehicles have the new corporate identity. The Zagorin apples were born!

Today, the Agricultural Cooperative’s Union of Zagora Pelion collects, maintains, packs and distributes almost 100% of the apple production of the area (10.000 to 15.000 tonnes per year), as well as other products produced, and is one of the most important economic entities of Magnesia.

 

 








Startup Weekend Volos: The Association of Industries in Thessaly and in Central Greece (AITCG)

 

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The Association of Industries in Thessaly and in Central Greece (AITCG) is a Legal non-profit Entity operating under Private Law and covering the Regions of Thessaly and Central Greece.

 

AITCG was established in 1966 in Volos, and within the limits of its responsibility includes the geographic regions of Thessaly and of Central Greece.

 

Its members may be industrial and handicraft firms in many sectors such as food and beverages, mineral material, wood and furniture, basic metals, textile, chemicals, machinery, renewable energy systems etc., and enterprises providing legal, financial and consultancy services to SMEs, that operate under private-economic criteria.

 

 








Startup Weekend Volos: Found.ation is here!!!

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Found.ation is top-notch, privately funded and operated technology hub located in Athens, Greece. Originally established in 2011 as one of the first co-working spaces in SE Europe, Found.ation’s mission is to develop and mature local aspiring startup companies and talent by creating nationwide acceleration programs and a market-oriented Startup Education program, alongside quality events and hackathons.

In the past 12 months alone, Found.ation hosted or accelerated 60 different startup companies in three acceleration batches, leading them to secure more than 2 million dollars in total funding by Greek and International Investors. During the same period, it hosted more than 100 Educ.ation offerings, events and hackathons.

 








Startup Weekend Volos: The Cube in Athens support our event!

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A new startup cluster and innovation space in the heart of the city, hosting the best of Athens’ innovators in the technology and making space. Bolstered by its core management team, its partnerships with technology training institutes, an investment fund, technology user groups and the maker movement, The Cube will stand out as a hub of innovation and ‘the place’ to be or hang out for the doers of our city. We will be more than happy if you would like to visit us and get to know our space. Feel free to contact us.

Aim of the Cube is to provide high quality facilities and tools to work with. It is a very active community where you could build your network and find diffrent ways to turn your ideas into reality.








Startup Weekend Volos: Alexandros Keramidas as a Mentor

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With bachelors on Industrial Management & Technology and Computer Science , Alexandros Keramidas, started early on (the year 2001) his entrepreneurship career in the fields of industrial packaging and the textile industry, later expanding to the fields of SaaS engineering, Web and Mobile applications development.

His fields of experience concern the wider area of the above fields, so you can seek advice from him regarding software development, packaging, industrial production and business management.

 








Startup Weekend Volos: Ioanna Elabd as a Mentor

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Ioanna Elabd is the heart of Wabi & Sabi, Inc., a brand architecture and strategy consulting agency based in NYC. She is driven by her passion to help people turn their vision into market share and their potential into sustained profitable growth, splitting her time between NY and Greece.

A resourceful matchmaker and a planner by nature, she leverages a global network and her innate ability to reveal and unlock opportunity, to provide businesses the right tools, resources, and partners they need to succeed. Known for her hands-on approach, a holistic methodology, and novel solutions, she is a trendsetter with a knack for seeing and making connections others miss.

Ioanna started out as a Cornell University architecture graduate, but a twist of fate led her from building structures to building brands. Over the past 15+ years she has devised comprehensive marketing communications strategies and developed projects for clients ranging from individuals to fortune 500 companies. Her client list includes Noowit, Canela, Heliou, Filion, Ertuğrul Ateş, MotionX, Curtiss Wright, Ralph Lauren, NBC, the Travel Channel, SONY, IBM, MTV, VH1, Shiseido, Sara Lee, DOVE, Tag Heuer, Dolphin Capital Investors, and GEK – TERNA.

Her philosophy is simple ‘brands are people and people are brands’. Whether it’s a new and exciting startup, in need of launching and market penetration, an established SME looking to develop and expand, or even a municipality in need of reinventing itself, her projects tend to garner international press; such as The New York Times (Sunday Styles), Paper, WWD, NY Post (Page Six), Village Voice, Amsterdam News, India Times, E! Entertainment, Fashion TV, Rás2-Iceland, Search Engine Journal, LIFE, Epoch Times, Life & Style, Ozon magazine, Athens Voice, Kathimerini, Proto Thema to name a few.

Ioanna works only on projects and products she believes in, and is dedicated to promoting new talent every chance she gets. She insists that engagement and interactivity are key ―that optimism is vital― and that authenticity and collaboration are everything.

Experience it all firsthand at www.wabiandsabi.com.