Overlooking the Acropolis at the very center of Athens, the major cultural venue of Technopolis set the ideal stage for the 2nd FIWARE Startup Bootcamp on 1-3 October 2015. The three-day entrepreneurial venturing event featured more than 70 startup entrepreneurs from 10 European countries as well as more than 15 investors and experts from both sides of the Atlantic.

The participants were engaged in multiple interactions full of venturing opportunities, inspiration, and knowledge. They enjoyed numerous networking opportunities, knowledge games, pitching sessions, workshops, and inspiring panel discussions.

The programme included workshops on issues such as raising capital, building a digital business, principles of growing a company, sales and customer excellence, growing a customer base, and innovation management. The workshops were complemented by panel discussions on “Choosing the right Angel Investor” and “The Dealing Room, a virtual negotiation”.

In addition, entrepreneurs were invited to practice their creativity and collaboration skills in games like “The Reverse Engineering Challenge”. It got even more challenging in the pitching sessions: the participants had to demonstrate their business acumen and presentation skills in a startup pitch battle, in speed pitching sessions, and at investor pitches.

Networking opportunities and personal meetings with investors and business experts rounded off an inspiring event, which was organised by the FI-Business consortium and hosted by Greek startup accelerator Metavallon.

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