• Greece StartUp
    Europe Awards

    iED chooses the best Greek Startups

    Apply your startup & gain European exposure


Apply your startup in your specific category

Greek startups

Greek jury selects the best startups by category


The National Finalists are nominated

European Startups

European jury selects the best startups by category from wjole Europe

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Country Manager

Greece StartUp Europe Awards

Institute of Entrepreneurship Development is the country manager of Startup Europe Awards in Greece. In this frame, iED selects every year the best Greek startups by category. The national finalists participate at the European final. The awarded entrepreneurs at the European final will receive a winners' package consisting of:

  • Granted access to the Awards Ceremony to be held in Brussels, supported by European Institutions.
  • Mentoring programme in Brussels or virtual (about European funds, training, visibility, lobbying, etc.) to develop their project making it more viable at European level.
  • International communication and media opportunities in order to give visibility to the winning startups.

StartUp Europe Awards (SEUA) is promoted by the European Commission, supported by the President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of the European Parliament as Ambassadors and it is implemented by Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe.

Apply your startup and gain European exposure

Who can apply?

First of all the team or the startup company has to be located/established in Greece. In the competition can participate early stage start-ups developing innovative solutions with POC or prototype and international ambitions in the following categories.

In each category there are specific eligibility criteria, that the startup should pay attention. If your startup fulfills the criteria in the specific category, you can proceed to the Application form.



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Why to apply?


Participation to a highly recognized Pan-European Competition. StartUp Europe Awards (SEUA) is promoted by the European Commission.


Visibility through iED network and Information about EU programmes and funds. All the participants will gain exposure through iED’s media. iED will send you newsletters about projects and funds related to startups.


The selected national finalists will gain European exposure at the official website of SEA. Promotion of your startup through social media and websites from whole Europe.


The selected European finalists will gain granted access to the Awards Ceremony to be held in Brussels and a mentoring programme. And some others that have not been announced until now!

Meet the jury

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Christos Raftogiannis

Christos Raftogiannis is the CEO and Co-Founder of CityCrop. CityCrop was the European winner of SEUA 2016 in the Smart Cities category. Christos has over 10 years of professional experience in business and hydroponics and received his BScfrom the Department of Agriculture, Food & Nutrition of the Technological Educational Institute of Crete.

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Andreas Stefanidis

Andreas Stefanidis is co-founder and president of the Academy of Entrepreneurship (AKEP). He is also Accelerator Director of Aephoria.net which is a sustainable-business education and incubation program for startup companies operating in Greece. He was also President and founding member of one of the strongest networks of promotion of young entrepreneurs at national and international level, the Federation of Greek Associations of Young Entrepreneurs.

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Lefteris Kontos

Lefteris Kontos has over 15 years of proving experience in Entrepreneurship and in Mergers & Acquisitions sector, and he has helped many companies to meet their capital raise goals. He is the CEO of in4capital.com investors matching platform, and director and shareholder of US high tech company Entranet Inc. which is in the going public process to US alternative stock exchange.

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StartUp Europe Awards (SEUA) is an initiative of the European Commission and Finnova Foundation, supported by the President of the European Parliament, the President of the Committee of the Regions, the Vice-President of the Economic and Social Committee and several members from the European Parliament. SEUA is supported by the StartUp Europe Accelerator of the Finnova Foundation.



The Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (iED) is a Greek Organization committed to the promotion of innovation and the enhancing of the spirit of entrepreneurship.

Contact Info

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