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Written by Antonis Spyridakis



The story behind Startup Weekend

Andrew Hyde started Startup Weekend in Colorado in 2007. He had a “crazy” idea to build a startup within 54 hours. This initiative attracted 70 aspiring entrepreneurs. The single event of Startup Weekend grew up radically. Nowadays more than 4.000 Startup Weekend events are taking place in 150 countries around the world.

150 countries, 193k alumni community members, 2.9k+ events.Apparently Startup Weekend is a worldwide startup phenomenon.

The story behind Startup Weekend Kavala

Everything started in Brno. Antonis as a co-organizer of Startup Weekend Brno lived one of the most international & memorable events. He wanted to spread this experience in Kavala through Startup Weekend Kavala. He is trying to empower young people to take the first step into the entrepreneurship world through notable initiatives & events, such as Millennial Makers, & Open Coffee Kavala.

Well, Startup Weekend is the best place for potential entrepreneurs, students, developers, designers, & marketing gurus.

Startup Weekend Kavala is the first international event in Eastern Macedonia & Thrace. The event is going to take place on 13th, 14th, & 15th October at Kavala’s Cultural Center. Participants are calling to pitch their ideas, find a team, make a prototype in 54 hours and feel the adrenaline in front of the judges on Sunday evening. Startup Weekend Kavala is going to host a qualified facilitator from France, well-experienced mentors & judges from abroad.

The organizing team of Startup Weekend Kavala has the same vision. Their target is to build a sustainable entrepreneurial-tech community in the whole Eastern Macedonia & Thrace.

The organizing team behind Startup Weekend Kavala

  • Antonis Spyridakis (Lead Organiser & Community Manager)
  • Maria Dinaki (Co-Organiser & Event Manager)
  • Sofia Christakidou (PR Coordinator & Sponsors Specialist)
  • Christodoulos Ypodmatopoulos (Sponsorship Manager)
  • Christos Sotirelis (Chatbot Ninja) Yeah, we are going to launch a chatbot! Stay tuned!
  • Tina Michaelidou (Instagram specialist)

Do you want to be a part of our organizing team? Don’t hesitate to contact us, on Messenger. We’re always connected!

What about tickets?

Early bird tickets are coming on 5th September. You could book your ticket on eventbrite.com.

Final Thoughts

Is it your next challenge to build a startup by the sea in 54 hours? Then, join Startup Weekend Kavala & feel the most exciting & memorable event in your entire life. It’s all about learning and networking with optimistic people like you! Grab the chance and join Startup Weekend Kavala. See you around folks, this October.

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Antonis is the Lead Organiser & Community Manager at Startup Weekend Kavala. He is the team leader & at the same time produces content, builds & engages with #swkavala community & attract mentors & judges.

Antonis Spyridakis