U.S. Entrepreneurs Visiting to Support Greece, April 28-30, 2014

Lessons for Greek Entrepreneurs – Public Discussion 11:00 am-1:00 pm, April 30, 2014, Eugenides Foundation

The U.S. Department of State Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) and the U.S. Embassy in Athens have organized a high-profile entrepreneurship delegation that will visit Greece April 28-30, 2014. The Department of State emphasizes 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 will include prominent, highly successful U.S. entrepreneurs and investors in the technology, finance, marketing, real estate and gourmet food industries. The delegation will meet with senior Greek private and public sector officials to discuss key entrepreneurial opportunities and challenges in Greece. Delegation members will also meet 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.

The public and media are invited to an open discussion on the opportunities and challenges Greek and American entrepreneurs share, on April 30 at 11:00 am at the Eugenides Foundation, 387 Syngrou Avenue, Paleo Faliro. This event will feature 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 will highlight the critical importance of entrepreneurship to Greece’s future growth and prosperity.