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Start For Future Summit 2024: "The Athenian Nexus"

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On Thursday 16th & Friday 17th of May 2024, the Start For Future Summit 2024: The Athenian Nexus is coming to Athens and to the Athens Conservatoire, bringing together all stakeholders interested and involved in entrepreneurship and innovation. Enterprises, start-ups, institutions, and members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem will co-design strategies for the development of the economy, the environment and the society of Athens, having the European strategies as a common axis. Organized & hosted by Athens Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation of Athens University of Economics & Business. Registrations have started! Book your ticket here.

What is “Start For Future”?

Start For Future is the largest European network of university incubators aimed at promoting entrepreneurial thought and cultivating impactful innovation across Europe.

This is your chance to experience how the Athens ecosystem can synergize with a vibrant community from Europe and beyond.


Thematic Areas

The Start For Future Summit 2024: “The Athenian Nexus” focuses on the thematic areas of DeepTechCircular Economy, as well as Culture and Tourism. Under these, experts of the industries will present challenges that they have faced, while interactive, co-creation workshops will be held to “generate” proposals for the improvement of the Athenian ecosystem, with the European Innovation Community as a common identifier.

  • DeepTech
  • Circular Economy
  • Culture and Tourism


Who can participate?

  • Startups & Entrepreneurial Teams
  • Investors & Business Angels
  • Established & Large Organizations
  • Local Government Actors
  • Academic & Research World


Why should you apply?

  • You will be introduced to a network of over 25 universities and incubators from all over Europe specializing in entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • You will engage with startups, businesses & organizations from both the Greek innovation ecosystem and all over Europe to create common goals.
  • You will participate in interactive workshops to identify challenges and policy recommendations.
  • You will attend speeches by distinguished speakers on the most burning issues related to innovation.

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