Throughout March, in honor of #InternationalWomensDay, the U.S. EMBASSY ATHENS will showcase the work of nine women who are #ExchangeAlumni, who visited the States on U.S.-government sponsored programs. In the videos, they will demonstrate the positive effect that their exchange experiences have had on the respective communities they represent.

For Greek surfer Leonidas Economides it all began in a pool in the seaside town of Vouliagmeni, where his mother took him for a swimming lesson at the age of 6. One day he told her that he was tired of counting the tiles at the bottom of the pool, and wanted to try something else: the sea.

For yet another year, through a jointly funded grant of $50,000 with the U.S. Embassy in Athens, THI is supporting Greek startups at SXSW, reaffirming its belief that entrepreneurship is a key element in building a new generation of creative and innovative business projects that can contribute to Greece’s future prosperity. Through their attendance at one of the most exclusive and high- esteemed entrepreuneurship conferences in the world, Greek startups have the opportunity to be inspired and grow.

In collaboration with the U.S. Embassy of Athens, the “8th Panorama of Entrepreneurship and Career Development” will be hosted at The Athens Concert Hall this March. The event being the one of the largest of its kind, is targeting young entrepreneurs and people looking for help with career orientation. This year USA will be the honored country and the shipping industry the main focus.

The most exciting pitching competition for startups, “The Squeeze” by Orange Grove, is back for its twelfth edition, on March 8th, the International Women’s Day! This occasion will be a great opportunity to turn our attention to startups with women behind their success.

Do you have an idea for a business?
Mindspace gives you the chance to participate in a free 3-day educational workshop. 16 projects will be selected to attend each workshop. 2 teams from each workshop will be invited to join the finals in Athens.

Elon Musk’s Tesla, the US giant specializing in electric cars, energy storage and solar panel manufacturing has reportedly set up Tesla Greece, which would lead to the establishment of a R&D center in Athens.

Impact Hub Athens and El Sistema Greece co-founder Sophie Lamprou received the prestigious IVLP Alumni Social Innovation & Change Award during the Global Ties U.S. 2018 national meeting in Washington D.C.!

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Women Changing Greece - Episode 1: Be Bold in Social Entrepreneurship
Greeks Gone West: Meet the young surfer from Vouliagmeni
U.S. Ambassador Pyatt's interview with ERT

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