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The final program of YES EXECOM Athens, April 14-16, 2011

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YES EXECOM Athens Program

  1. 1. YES EXECOM ATHENS YES – European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs “Turning the global crisis to an opportunity for United Europe: Competitiveness through entrepreneurship” April 14 – 16, 2011 Athens, Greece Under the Auspices of: HELLENIC REPUBLIC                                MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS  MAME YE Network Conference Mediterranean, Africa and Middle East Young Entrepreneurs ProgramThursday, April 14th – Access to CapitalVenue: Stratos Vassilikos Hotel, 114 Michalakopoulou Str, Athens16:00 – 17:00 YES Presidency Meeting16:00 – 17:00 Registration17:00 – 17:30 Evangelos Simoudis Managing Director, Trident Capital “What can make a US VC Fund to invest in a European startup”17:30 – 18:00 Jean Xtophe Ordonneau Entrepreneur Commons YES – EUROPEAN CONFEDERATION OF YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS | | 1, Avenue de la Joyeuse Entrée B - 1040 Brussels, Tel +32 22803425
  2. 2. “Alternative way to finance Entrepreneurs – The Entrepreneur Commons Mutual Guarantee Fund”18:00 – 18:15 Evangelos Achillopoulos iDea Framework Founder “A novel framework proposed for State Funded seed and start-up capital, based on Crowd Sourced peer selection process and development.”18:15 – 18:45 Dr. Antonios Markopoulos Special Secretary of Digital Planning, Hellenic Ministry of Regional Development & Competitiveness “The JEREMIE initiative and its implementation in Greece in cooperation with the European Investment Fund”18:45 – 20:00 Startup Pitching Session Presentation of eight high-tech startups20:00 – 20:30 Networking Session Speed networking session among presenting startups and participating angel investors / VC Funds21:00 Welcome Dinner “Giantes” Restaurant Valtetsiou 44, Exarchia, Athens [Group transfer for EXECOM participants, departing from Stratos Vassilikos Hotel]Friday, April 15th – Access to MarketVenue: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1 Akadimias Str, Athens9:00 – 10:00 Registration10:00 – 10:30 Opening Session Spyros Kouvelis Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hellenic Republic Michalis Chrisochoidis Minister of Regional Development & Competitiveness, Hellenic Republic YES – EUROPEAN CONFEDERATION OF YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS | | 1, Avenue de la Joyeuse Entrée B - 1040 Brussels, Tel +32 22803425
  3. 3. Dimitris Assimakopoulos President The Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen and Merchants (GSEVEE) Simone Santi & Robert Jreissati Mediterranean, Middle East & Africa Young Entrepreneurs Network Dimitris Tsigos President YES – European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs10:30 – 11:30 Key Note Talk Dr. Burton Lee PhD MBA Lecturer, European Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Stanford School of Engineering; Managing Director, Innovarium Ventures “Promoting high-growth and innovative entrepreneurship in Europe”11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break12:00 – 12:30 Dr. John M. Kalogerakis, CEO of JMK Ltd - Anthropocentric Corporate Training & Development “YES we can”12:30 – 13:30 Key Note Talk Alan Moore Founder SMLXL, Entrepreneur, Author, Blogger “Entrepreneurs, innovation and the future of the European economy"13:30 – 14:00 Arne-G. Hostrup Managing Director at f.u.n. Netzwerk Nordbayern GmbH EBAN – European Business Angels Network YES – EUROPEAN CONFEDERATION OF YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS | | 1, Avenue de la Joyeuse Entrée B - 1040 Brussels, Tel +32 22803425
  4. 4. “Angel Investments and Seed Financing in Europe”14:00 – 14:30 Yannis Tsakiris Head of Region, European Investment Fund “The JEREMIE initiative and other EIF actions for supporting startup entrepreneurship”14:30 – 16:00 Lunch16:00 – 17:00 YES EXECOM Meeting17:00 – 18:00 MAME YE Network Meeting18:00 – 20:00 B2B Networking Session Konstantinos Karamanis Enterprise Europe Network21:30 Gala Dinner “Oro Toro” Restaurant 73 Varis – Koropiou Ave, Vari [Transfer for EXECOM participants, departing from Stratos Vassilikos Hotel]Saturday, April 16th – Entrepreneurial EducationVenue: Alexandros Hotel, 8 Vassou Timoleontos, Athens10:00 – 12:00 Seminar Michalis Charalambidis Political Scientist – Sociologist “The concept of the Symbolic Capital and how can it boost the competitiveness of European Enterprises”12:00 – 14:00 Visit to the Acropolis Museum14:00 – 16:00 Lunch at the Acropolis Museum YES – EUROPEAN CONFEDERATION OF YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS | | 1, Avenue de la Joyeuse Entrée B - 1040 Brussels, Tel +32 22803425