This webinar will discuss the interaction between diaspora entrepreneurs and the Greek start-up ecosystem. Webinar participants will explore such issues as: the historical role of the diaspora in business innovation in Greece; the contribution of diaspora entrepreneurs and networks in the ability of Greek start-ups to internationalise their business model; the power of attraction of the Greek start-up ecosystem to diaspora entrepreneurs such as privileged access to highly skilled, competitively-priced human resources; the pull factor, i.e. how the Greek start-up ecosystem, by virtue of the extrovertness of its key players, its own tendency to establish operations or spin-offs abroad, its need to access know-how and funding not available in Greece, catalyses and cocreates network opportunities with diaspora entrepreneurs; the obstacles, such as a still unfavorable fiscal regime for high skilled, well-compensated employment in Greece and an academic and research community tied to EUfunding and operating under rigidly bureaucratic conditions, and how the diaspora networks and the Greek start-up ecosystem can co-strategize to overcome them.
Marina Hatsopoulos, Board Chair, Levitronix Technologies and Co-Founder, Z Corporation
Vassilis Papakonstantinou, Co-Founder, MITEF Greece and Hellenic Innovation Network
Ioanna Sapfo Pepelasis, Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, Athens University of
Economics and Business (AUEB)
Katerina Pramatari, Associate Professor, Department of Management Science and Technology;
Scientific Coordinator, Athens Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ACEin), Athens
University of Economics and Business (AUEB)
The discussion will be moderated by Odin Linardatou, Head of Communications, ELIAMEP
The event will be held on Monday, 28 June 2021, at 17:00-18:00 (CEST)
and live streaming will be available on the ELIAMEP website and on ELIAMEP’s official accounts on Facebook and YouTube.
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