IGNITE @Reload: DEVELOPING YOUR IDEA - Rotterdam, Netherlands

General Admission Registrations period has ended.

Are you interested in developing your early stage business idea while networking with like minded entrepreneurs from 5 countries?

The Young Entrepreneurs Programme, the flagship pre-accelerator of UK based educational charity Reload Greece, runs across leading universities in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, U.S and Greece. The programme aims to enable youth (Final year, Masters & Ph.D. students and Researchers) and young professionals to develop business ideas with a positive socio-economic impact on their home counties. RG YEP is particularly keen to meet ideas coming from the MedTech, AgriTech, GreenTech, FinTech and Tourism sectors. 

The programme runs in 3 phases: 

IGNITE (workshops in each country, where we source business ideas)

ACCELERATE (6 weeks of 1:1 mentoring with dedicated mentors per team & masterclasses) 

PITCH (entrepreneurs pitch at the final event in London)

Kick start your entrepreneurial journey by joining this IGNITE workshop, you’ll have the chance to work on your early stage idea or the problem you want to solve using the methodology of Reload Greece. 

Session Breakdown:

  • 18:00 - 18:05: Registration
  • 18:05 - 18:15: Introduction to the programme and awards
  • 18:15 - 18:30: Inspirational talk by Constantine Goulas, RAMLAB
  • 18:30 - 19:00: ‘Time to shine’*
  • 19:00 - 20.00: Breakout Session (mentoring)
  • 20:00 - 20.15: Present your developed business idea to the group
  • 20:15 - 20:30: Wrap up

RG Mentors include:

1. Antonis Argyros, Vice President Product & Marketing at SafeSize, Chief Executive Officer at liateR

2.Nikos Nakos, Co-Founder at Iam Expat

3.Dr. Dimitrios Tsekouras, Senior Lecturer in Business Information Management, RSM, Erasmus University Rotterdam

4.Ilja van den Berg, Founder at Mind the People

5.Alexandros Matthiessen, Manager at EY & Co-Founder of EY Finance Navigator

*- If you have an idea that you would like to share with the audience, please answer the questions in the registration form to be able to present it during that time.

  -  If you do not have a business idea; no problem! Come along to enhance your skills and join a team to develop the idea further together.

  - If you already have an idea and a team, join us to get the ball rolling!


Proudly hosted by Reload Greece - Reload Greece is a UK-based educational charity; we are building a new generation of entrepreneurs to create ventures with a positive social or economic impact in their home countries.

Watch this video with testimonials from last year’s winners and participants. 

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Thursday, December 6, 2018 6:00 PM


The Venture Cafe, Kaleidoscope place (4th floor of Groot Handelsgebouw)
Stationsplein 45
3013 AK Rotterdam
Centrum, Netherlands

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