Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at ELIAMEP Lecture Series: “Innovation as a Driving Force for Greek-American Relations”

Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 4:00 p.m. As Delivered Thank you, Nektaria, great to see you.  And thank you to everybody for joining what is the fourth session of the Embassy-sponsored program on “U.S.-Greece Economic Relations and the Future of the Greek Economy.”  This is a fantastic topic, and I couldn’t agree with you more, Nektaria, that ... Read More»

Deputy Chief of Mission Burger’s Remarks at Balkan MindspaceTIES Finals

DCM David Burger: "We support educational and entrepreneurship programs like Mindspace because we view them as an investment in the future – preparing young people like you with skills that will enhance your career prospects in the future while at the same time strengthening ties with the United States and countries in the region." Read More»

Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at MITEF Greece Startup Competition’s “Pitch Night”

Ambassador Pyatt: "We also continue to work very closely with Minister Kerameus and the terrific team at the Ministry of Education to promote collaboration and exchanges between Greek and American academic and research institutions, all of which are part of accelerating this process of extraversion, helping Greece to succeed in a globally connected and digitally ... Read More»

Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at Prometheus: An Innovative Tech Transfer Program in Greece

Ambassador Pyatt: "I’m absolutely convinced that as Greece emerges from the economic crisis, that one of its great competitive advantages is going to be its human capital, its skilled workforce.  We see American companies responding to that — the kind of investments that you’re seeing from top-tier American firms like Pfizer, Cisco, Deloitte, Microsoft, Digital ... Read More»

Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at “Career Path” Webinar

Ambassador Pyatt: "As the Greek government embraces digital reforms and continues to create the right conditions to attract U.S. investors, this mission could not be more timely or more important.  Since I spoke at Panorama last July, American investment in Greece’s technology and innovation sectors has grown at a phenomenal rate." Read More»

Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at the SingularityU Summit

Ambassador Pyatt: "A lot of this goes back to seeds that we planted in 2018 at the Thessaloniki International Fair. But it also reflects the fact that American companies are recognizing the value proposition that Greece represents — whether it’s Microsoft and the very large commitment that they’ve made to their new data centers here ... Read More»

Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks: Patras RouteLab on Entrepreneurship (Virtual Event)

Ambassador Pyatt:"A few years ago, when I started working on the Thessaloniki Fair and talking to American tech companies about Thessaloniki, they would ask, “Where is that?” And nobody really thought of Greece as having a significant role in the knowledge-based economy of the world.  That’s not the case anymore, and in fact, what U.S. ... Read More»

Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks for TechCamp Thessaloniki Virtual Discussion “Empowering Women Entrepreneurs”

Ambassador Pyatt: "Certainly in my experience over the past four years, some of the most inspiring and impressive young entrepreneurs I’ve met in Greece happen to be women. They are people who are carving their own path in industries that will define the future of our knowledge-based economy. " Read More»

Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at Rutgers “Trophy-Τροφή Challenge” Virtual Event

Ambassador Pyatt: "With the health crisis behind us, one of the U.S. Embassy’s top priorities now is to support Greece’s economic recovery.  We firmly believe that one of the best means of achieving this goal is by cultivating Greek entrepreneurship and innovation." Read More»

Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at Tech Academy Event

Ambassador Pyatt: "Greece took a big step forward with Microsoft with their decision to acquire legal software for government platforms and that help set the stage for Greece getting on to the Microsoft agenda in Redmond. We saw the recent acquisition bought by Microsoft and SoftoMotive, which I love because it is a good example ... Read More»

Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at Junior Achievement Awards Ceremony

Ambassador Pyatt: "I’m really glad as well that I’m joined this afternoon by Minister Digalakis from the Ministry of Education and, of course, my friend, Minister of Digital Governance Kyriakos Pierrakakis. I think it’s fantastic that the Ministry of Education has been so supportive of JA, and that sends a really good signal about the ... Read More»

Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at StartUpNow Forum

Ambassador Pyatt: "First of all, let me say what a pleasure it is to be here.  I always find it enormously encouraging to see how much is happening in the Greek startup space, and it’s a real pleasure for me to be here with my Dutch and Norwegian counterparts and to talk about a little ... Read More»

#FarmingtheFuture Events in Athens and Thessaloniki on the “Road to Global Entrepreneurship Summit”

Athens, May 9, 2019 – The U.S. Embassy in collaboration with the Netherlands Embassy is organizing a series of programs focused on startup entrepreneurship in the agri-tech and food sector, in Athens and Thessaloniki, May 13-15.  Under the title #FarmingtheFuture, the programs are official ‘Road to GES” events celebrating the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which will ... Read More»

Junior Achievement Awards Ceremony

Megaron, Skalkotas Hall May 6, 2019 Junior Achievement Awards Ceremony Megaron, Skalkotas Hall May 6, 2019 Καλησπέρα σας.  Κύριε Πρόεδρε, Your Excellency Mr. President, Mrs. Kerameos, Deputy Minister Tzoufi, honored guests, students and teachers, it’s a great pleasure for me to be here to celebrate the successful completion of another Junior Achievement Greece Student Company ... Read More»

Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at Panhellenic Exporters Association Annual Conference

More broadly, Greece has so much potential to grow its goods and services exports, and one of the goals of the Strategic Dialogue that we launched in December between our two countries is to unlock that commercial potential to build lasting bridges of trade investment between our two countries. Read More»

Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at Panorama of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

Following our presence at the Thessaloniki Fair, the U.S. and Greece launched our Strategic Dialogue in December.  This initiative reflects a U.S. decision to make a significant investment in our relationship with Greece, to lock in and expand the important gains in our bilateral relationship – including on economic collaboration in areas like energy, trade ... Read More»

Mindspace Finals Contest

On Sunday June 3, 2018  thirty University students participated in the Mindspace finals contest that  took place at Eugenides Foundation with the support of the U.S. Embassy and the participation of the Deputy Chief of Mission Kate Marie Byrnes. The Mindspace pitching competition gave the opportunity to more than 100 young graduates to receive training ... Read More»

Business Day: Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey R. Pyatt

October 3, 2017 Ambassador Pyatt:  We’re delighted to have you here today.  It’s the first time that the Embassy is doing one of these Business Day events, and it’s a terrific opportunity for us to continue the Embassy’s work on what has been my highest priority as American Ambassador for our bilateral relationship over the ... Read More»

Ambassador Pyatt Discusses with Winners of MITEF and Mindspace Challenge

Ambassador Pyatt hosted a discussion in honor of the winners of this year’s MITEF Greece Startup Competition and Mindspace challenge. The teams had the opportunity to present their work to the Ambassador, talk about their experiences from these competitions, and discuss their future plans. They participated in an engaging discussion on Greece’s entrepreneurial landscape, and ... Read More»

Ambassador Pyatt’s Entrepreneurship Discussion with MITEF

Ambassador Pyatt, (July 17, 2017) - "For me personally and for the Embassy this whole sector of start-ups … industry, entrepreneurship is extremely important. It’s one of the things the United States will do to be helpful to Greece at this really difficult time. It’s one of our great success stories if you look at ... Read More»

The “Smart City” of Trikala and the Future of Greece

Op- Ed for Kathimerini on Trikala Visit by Geoffrey R. Pyatt, United States Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic March 24, 2017 A visit this week to Trikala and meetings there with government and business leaders has reinforced my optimism about Greece’s future and this country’s rich endowment of human and natural resources.  Trikala has the ... Read More»

SXSW 2017

The U.S. Embassy Athens partners with Hellenic Initiative and the International Accelerator for the fourth consecutive year to support the participation of promising Greek startups and representatives from the creative and interactive industries to the SXSW (South by Southwest)  festival in Austin, Texas. The Greek startup delegation at SXSW 2017 had two full days presenting their ... Read More»

Women Changing Greece – Episode 1

The first episode of the “Women Changing Greece” video documentary features three Greek women who share how their experiences with business development and entrepreneurship were positively affected by participating in U.S.-Government sponsored exchange programs. Read More»
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