US Entrepreneurs Visit Athens to Share Experiences with Thriving Greek Startups Ecosystem

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 is visiting Greece April 28-30, 2014.

According to an official press release, 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“, is said in the announcement.

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.

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