STARTyournightUP @SKG edition – reflections!

STARTyournightUP @SKG edition – reflections!

Athens, 29 January 2024 – In a vibrant celebration of innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurial spirit, the CulturalDeTour project kicked off the new year with the exciting and dynamic ‘START Your NightUP @SKG Edition’ on January 10, 2024. This collaborative initiative, organized by Envolve Entrepreneurship, Marketing Club Greece, and Alexandria Innovation Zone, brought together thought leaders, industry experts, and aspiring entrepreneurs in the picturesque city of Thessaloniki. 

The event unfolded with a series of engaging activities, including vibrant panel discussions, insightful innovation talks, and valuable networking opportunities. Participants had the chance to immerse themselves in the entrepreneurial landscape of Greece and explore the limitless potential of innovation.  

The first panel, titled ‘North Pulse: Dialogues on Startup Dynamics,’ delved into the innovation ecosystem of Greece, placing a special emphasis on the thriving community in Northern Greece. Featuring prominent figures such as Prof. Panayiotis Ketikidis, President of Alexander Innovation Zone, Haris Lalatsis, Founder & Market Analyst of Ierax Analytix, George Saperas, Partner & CFO at Uni.Fund, and Nikos Katsiadakis, Ecosystem Developer at Thess INTEC, the panel was skillfully moderated by Alexandra Gouta, journalist. 

The second panel, ‘Tourism Next Gen,’ explored the future of tourism, tackling both its challenges and opportunities. The panel featured distinguished speakers including Demosthenis Spyridis, Web 3.0 Marketing Strategist at, Katerina Saridaki, Director of CapsuleT Αccelerator, Themistocles Tsoufis, Entrepreneur & General Secretary of Halkidiki Chamber of Commerce, and Dimitris Ganitis, Managing Director of Thessaloniki Convention Bureau. The panel was skillfully moderated by Konstantinos Kissas, Business Development & Operations Manager at Envolve Entrepreneurship. 

The event culminated in a festive note with a live performance by Vanilla The band, adding a vibrant touch to the night and leaving the participants in high spirits. 

As the event came to a close, the organizers expressed gratitude to all participants for contributing to the success of the event, fostering entrepreneurship, collaboration, and highlighting the boundless potential of innovation. The CulturalDeTour project promises more exciting initiatives in the future, continuing to be a driving force for positive change in the entrepreneurial landscape. Stay tuned for the next chapter of innovation and collaboration! 

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About Cultural DeTour Project: 

The Cultural DeTour project aims to use design-driven innovation and sustainability integration to boost collaboration and entrepreneurship in the cultural tourism sector, and create a strong cross-sectoral and cross-national innovation network to improve economic resilience during the COVID-19 recovery phase. 

Cultural DeTour is the product of a unique collaboration between three heterogenous yet complementary partners from across the European Union: Envolve Entrepreneurship (Greece), Finnova (Spain) and Arctur (Slovenia).  

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With the contribution of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union under the Call for proposals: CREA-CULT-2022-COOP. 

About Envolve Entrepreneurship:  

Envolve Entrepreneurship is a business support organization that has been at the forefront of global entrepreneurial support since its establishment, in 2012. The organization champions founders and ignites innovation through an open startup ecosystem founded on efficiency, transparency, and growth. Envolve acts as an innovation and knowledge hub, offering cutting-edge upskilling, valuable resources, support for founders, and impactful innovation and digital transformation services to the global community. 

Nurturing the next generation of global disruptors, Envolve re-introduces its flagship program, EnvolveXL, building upon the proven track record of the former Envolve Awards, in Greece and in the USA. In Greece, the program has fuelled the growth of 37 businesses and has injected over €6,000,000 into the economy, while fostering job creation and economic welfare. 

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