Igniting a new generation of heroes
Entrepreneurs are critical to economic recovery and renewal — they are creating opportunity today and providing role models to change the hopes and aspirations of a new generation. By reigniting the Greek entrepreneurial spirit we can unleash a wave of innovation and creation, slowing the “brain drain” of young professionals by giving them a reason to stay in Greece and transform ideas into successful businesses.
“Envolve Greece” (ex- “Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award”) has granted over $5 million of interest-free funding to 19 promising Greek startups representing 14 different business sectors.
THI is the sole sponsor of the “Venture Garden” program. Through this program over 415 ideas have been helped to grow to businesses, working with 706 participants and a vast network of mentors and invited speakers. The program has also visited the cities of Kavala, Korinthos, Kalamata, Heraklion, Patras, Kozani, Xanthi, and Volos.
THI’s “Venture Fair”, held every summer in Athens, has worked with 55 promising startups helping investors from around the world to meet and support Greek entrepreneurs seeking Series A/B investments.
THI’s “ReGeneration” program is a joint program with The Coca-Cola Company launched back in 2014. It has created over 450 internships working with over 150 Greek companies. “ReGeneration” has been awarded as the top internship program in Greece with over 80% of the placements getting a contract extension or hire.
THI has partnered with the University of Cyprus helping organize the “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum”. This event showcases promising innovative research and startups incubating in Cyprus.
THI has supported the “Egg enter grow go” business incubation program offering $150,000 of prize money.
For a fifth consecutive year, THI is funding the Greek mission to “South by Southwest (SXSW)” Interactive Festival in Austin, TX. THI is partnering with the US Embassy in Athens helping teams raise millions of dollars from investors in the States, create partnerships and increase their client base.
THI has supported Greek startups attend the “Accelerate Greece” program. “Accelerate Greece” is a week-long program in California designed to support entrepreneurs in Greece accelerate the growth of tech companies. The program which is held at the Eureka Building in Irvine California includes workshops, breakout sessions, mentorship, networking and pitch opportunities to investors.
THI is a supporter of the “MIT Enterprise Forum” in Greece helping the organization inform, connect and coal technology entrepreneurs in Greece.
THI is supporting “Junior Achievement Greece” for three consecutive years. We are helping almost 2,000 students from over 100 Greek public and private schools to become familiar with the concept of entrepreneurship by building their own virtual companies and compete in a nation-wide competition.
THI is supporting “Fulbright Greece”, the premier international educational program in the world in an effort to provide young and talented students as well as educators with world-class access to training and education.