StartSmart Conference 2016

General Admission / Registration 4 weeks prior to event (opens Oct. 6) €100.00 Registrations period has ended.
Entrepreneur / registration 4 weeks prior to event (opens Oct. 6) Description + €55.00 Registrations period has ended.
Student / registration 4 weeks prior to event (opens Oct. 6) Description + €30.00 Registrations period has ended.

Note: Each ticket includes all day pass to the conference activities and 1 selection from the Interactive Learning Sessions. More information on the registration form.


StartSmart is a one-day MIT Enterprise Forum conference that inspires, connects, coaches, and informs technology entrepreneurs to succeed faster and smarter. Through curated, relevant, and experience-based programming, entrepreneurs gain the knowledge that will help them take their venture to the next step. StartSmart offers versatile learning opportunities, crafted on the premise that successful entrepreneurship is a learned art, when supported with a practical and proven methodology.

The third annual StartSmart conference is organized and produced by MIT Enterprise Forum Greece, on November 5, 2016, at DEREE - The American College of Greece, with an objective to grow, refine, and nurture the Greek entrepreneurial ecosystem. This conference invites stakeholders to engage on a local, and regional level, while integrating world-class tools and techniques to foster research-to-market idea and startup growth, pushing them to the next step. Stakeholders include entrepreneurs, startup members, thought leaders, subject matter experts, investors, industry, business excecutives, academia and members of the MIT community, who are helping to tackle the world’s biggest challenges.


The Speakers

Dr. Leslie Dewan, Co-founder & CEO, Transatomic Power

Yori Nelken, General Partner, OurCrowd First

Sonny Vu, President & CTO, Connected Devices, Fossil Group, Inc.

Eran Wagner, General Partner, Gemini Israel Ventures

Aristos Doxiadis, Partner, Openfund

Panel moderated by Marina Hatsopoulos, Angel Investor & Entrepreneur


For more information about the detailed scedule please follow this link: Program of StartSmart Greece 2016


Interactive Learning Sessions (parallel sessions)

Session 1: Toward a Sustainable Energy Future
Dr. Leslie Dewan, Co-founder & CEO, Transatomic Power

Session 2: Harnessing Exponential Technologies: Business Model Innovation & Design Workshop



Yori Nelken, General Partner, OurCrowd First

Session 3: 10 Lessons Learned From Product to Startup

Sonny Vu, President & CTO of Connected Devices, Fossil Group, Inc.

Additionally the conference will conclude with the Interactive Discussion: Learn from the Greek & Israeli VCs: The Ecosystem & the Pitch  with Aristos Doxiadis, Partner, Openfund and Eran Wagner, General Partner, Gemini Israel Ventures


More details about the conference and speakers bios at 

The conference will be conducted in English. Interpretation in Greek will not be available. 


*Please note that free parking space will be available. 


Join us today!

In addition to registering for your own ticket you may want to consider donating a small amount to help us advance the mission of MITEF Greece. Join us today and feel free to donate to our cause by entering the amount you wish at the bottom of the page (note included in registration form).

Your generosity and dedication in supporting MITEF Greece programs is very important and we want to thank you in advance for your consideration.


Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:15 AM


DEREE - The American College of Greece
Gravias 6
153 42 Athina
Agia Paraskevi,Greece

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