EMBARKING ON THE VENTURING JOURNEY IN GREECE
1About us   2About you
ABOUT METAVALLON
metavallon | µεταβάλλoν (Classical Greek, part.)                  transforming; bringing change
In a few words
Metavallon is…  … a young, Greek, non-profit organization aiming to promote early    stage entrepreneurship.      Educate,...
And why is Metavallon important?  Because we are tackling some of the biggest problems, needs and     requisites for devel...
What we do
A supportive structure…    Attract    talent	                               High-quality services in 	    Develop    ideas...
… based on the Startup Series …      The Startup Series Program
Why we do it
… for our future       Vision:	a culture of initiative   and innovation,     a society ofventuring spirit and   civil awar...
We believe in…
... the power of initiative and action.       The best way to predict the future                 is to create it.         ...
1 Year Metavallon!
Start-up Series     2012
A successful mix26	  Par$cipants	  
A successful mix26	  Par$cipants	                     20	  	                     Business	  Ideas	  
A successful mix26	               Between	  the	                       ages	  of	  Par$cipants	      21-­‐55	  	          ...
A successful mix26	               Between	  the	                       ages	  of	                                         ...
A successful mix26	                                   Between	  the	                                           ages	  of	 ...
A solid Metavallon network                             Strategic	  Partners	  
A solid Metavallon network       Innova=on	  Partners	     Strategic	  Partners	  
A solid Metavallon network       Innova=on	  Partners	        Strategic	  Partners	                                     Co...
A solid Metavallon network           Innova=on	  Partners	        Strategic	  Partners	    Media	  Partners	              ...
Coming up
Our new Startup Series cycle                                      …	  star$ng	  with	  the	  	  the	  Gymnasium	  2013!	  ...
Our Venturing Hub              …	  entering	  startup	  space	  in	  January	  2013!	  	  
ARE YOU AN ASPIRINGENTREPRENEUR?
Find out what you love…                      …and let it kill you!                             Charles Bukowski
Only do your One Thing.Everything else is a distraction.
Your One Thing……falls at the intersection of 3 truths:   □    What you and your team are most passionate        about   □ ...
Plan ahead.
… to launch and accelerate!  □    Gather information.  □    Create your strategy.  □    Discuss. Review. Refine.  □    Add...
… to launch and accelerate!  □    Gather information.  □    Create your strategy.  □    Discuss. Review. Refine.  □    Add...
… to launch and accelerate!  □    Gather information.  □    Create your strategy.  □    Discuss. Review. Refine.  □    Add...
Execute or die.
… but don’t outsmart yourself!  □    Resist perfection and the urge to create.  □    Launch and release early. And often. ...
People are CORE.
It is not really about you…  □    Have amazing co-founders that are better at what       they do than you will ever be.  □...
And remember…
Its not because things are difficult     that we dare not venture.Its because we dare not venture       that they are diff...
THANK YOU!
www.metavallon.orgconnect@metavallon.orgf: /metavallont: @metavallonin: Metavallon – Ideas to ventures
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GEW Greece Presentation

  1. 1. EMBARKING ON THE VENTURING JOURNEY IN GREECE
  2. 2. 1About us 2About you
  3. 3. ABOUT METAVALLON
  4. 4. metavallon | µεταβάλλoν (Classical Greek, part.) transforming; bringing change
  5. 5. In a few words
  6. 6. Metavallon is… … a young, Greek, non-profit organization aiming to promote early stage entrepreneurship. Educate, Turn ideas into support and dynamic, Stimulate empower innovative, economic growth aspiring export-oriented, in a socially entrepreneurs high impact sustainable way new ventures
  7. 7. And why is Metavallon important? Because we are tackling some of the biggest problems, needs and requisites for development and growth. Stagnating economy Low levels of Lack of support and hesitant innovation and around venturing investors extraversion Lack of an Fear of failure entrepreneurial Βrain Drain ecosystem
  8. 8. What we do
  9. 9. A supportive structure… Attract talent High-quality services in Develop ideas education and support Structure business plans We cover the full spectrum of entrepreneurial needs: from idea Network development, to incorporation, access Mentor to capital and support during the crucial first two years Access to of operation capital Incubate
  10. 10. … based on the Startup Series … The Startup Series Program
  11. 11. Why we do it
  12. 12. … for our future Vision: a culture of initiative and innovation, a society ofventuring spirit and civil awareness
  13. 13. We believe in…
  14. 14. ... the power of initiative and action. The best way to predict the future is to create it. -Peter Drucker
  15. 15. 1 Year Metavallon!
  16. 16. Start-up Series 2012
  17. 17. A successful mix26  Par$cipants  
  18. 18. A successful mix26  Par$cipants   20     Business  Ideas  
  19. 19. A successful mix26   Between  the   ages  of  Par$cipants   21-­‐55     20     Business  Ideas  
  20. 20. A successful mix26   Between  the   ages  of   50%   holding   postgraduate  and    Par$cipants   21-­‐55     doctoral  degrees     20     Business  Ideas  
  21. 21. A successful mix26   Between  the   ages  of   50%   holding   postgraduate  and    Par$cipants   21-­‐55     doctoral  degrees     FOCUS  ON:     Health,  Educa$on,  Food     Nutri$on,    Manufacturing     20     Fashion,  Technology,  Energy,   Web/Mobile  …         Business  Ideas  
  22. 22. A solid Metavallon network Strategic  Partners  
  23. 23. A solid Metavallon network Innova=on  Partners   Strategic  Partners  
  24. 24. A solid Metavallon network Innova=on  Partners   Strategic  Partners   Community  Partners  
  25. 25. A solid Metavallon network Innova=on  Partners   Strategic  Partners   Media  Partners   Community  Partners  
  26. 26. Coming up
  27. 27. Our new Startup Series cycle …  star$ng  with  the    the  Gymnasium  2013!     “From  Idea  to  Feasibility”     8-­‐week  workshop  series   Day-­‐long  sessions  
  28. 28. Our Venturing Hub …  entering  startup  space  in  January  2013!    
  29. 29. ARE YOU AN ASPIRINGENTREPRENEUR?
  30. 30. Find out what you love… …and let it kill you! Charles Bukowski
  31. 31. Only do your One Thing.Everything else is a distraction.
  32. 32. Your One Thing……falls at the intersection of 3 truths: □  What you and your team are most passionate about □  What you and your team have a realistic shot at being the best in the world at □  A huge untapped market opportunity
  33. 33. Plan ahead.
  34. 34. … to launch and accelerate! □  Gather information. □  Create your strategy. □  Discuss. Review. Refine. □  Add “calculated” to risks.
  35. 35. … to launch and accelerate! □  Gather information. □  Create your strategy. □  Discuss. Review. Refine. □  Add “calculated” to risks. It is not about the plan.
  36. 36. … to launch and accelerate! □  Gather information. □  Create your strategy. □  Discuss. Review. Refine. □  Add “calculated” to risks. It is not about the plan. It is about the planning!
  37. 37. Execute or die.
  38. 38. … but don’t outsmart yourself! □  Resist perfection and the urge to create. □  Launch and release early. And often. □  Seek feedback. Evaluate. Recalibrate. □  Always keep in mind the 80/20 rule (it goes for everything). □  Fail fast. But fail smart!
  39. 39. People are CORE.
  40. 40. It is not really about you… □  Have amazing co-founders that are better at what they do than you will ever be. □  Work with people you get excited about, people you trust. And people who are passionate about what you are doing and where you are heading. □  Lead, don’t micromanage. Bring out the greatness in your team. □  It IS about the customer!
  41. 41. And remember…
  42. 42. Its not because things are difficult that we dare not venture.Its because we dare not venture that they are difficult. -Seneca
  43. 43. THANK YOU!
  44. 44. www.metavallon.orgconnect@metavallon.orgf: /metavallont: @metavallonin: Metavallon – Ideas to ventures

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