Global Entrepreneurship Program Delegation to Greece | April 30, 2014

For those of you just tuning in, our very own Founder and Managing Director, Alicia Marie has been tapped as a delegate of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Entrepreneurship Program’s Entrepreneurship Delegation to Greece!

The U.S. Department of State Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) and the U.S. Embassy in Athens organized this high-profile entrepreneurship delegation to emphasize the importance of economic engagement in our foreign policy agenda to promote economic prosperity and job creation in the United States and abroad. The United States supports Greece’s efforts to reform, restructure and open its economy. Development of a supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem will be a vital element of these reforms and can contribute strongly to Greece’s economic recovery.

The 13-member, State Department-led U.S. delegation included prominent, highly successful U.S. entrepreneurs and investors in the technology, finance, marketing, real estate and gourmet food industries. During their time there, the delegation met with senior Greek private and public sector officials to discuss key entrepreneurial opportunities and challenges in Greece. Delegation members also met one-on-one with many Greek local entrepreneurs to learn about their businesses, provide mentoring on successful entrepreneurship in a challenging business environment, and establish lasting business-to-business connections.

Today the public and media were invited to an open discussion on the opportunities and challenges Greek and American entrepreneurs. This event featured successful Greek and Greek-American entrepreneurs, including Silicon Valley-based technology investors, sharing experiences and strategies which can benefit Greeks who seek to become entrepreneurs.  The discussion highlighted the critical importance of entrepreneurship to Greece’s future growth and prosperity.

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