Sharing engaging stories is the best way to attract media attention, whereas doing amazing things is a free passport to success during a major event. This is the recipe that The Accelerator 2014 startups (AfterSearch, liateR, Missum, Sensorflare) are staying true to and had them do exceptionally well during their stay in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley this September.
The world is going mobile. Of course, this shouldn’t be news to anyone remotely dialed in (to use an anachronistic term) to the developments of the Internet.
The concept of Sensorflare is to go beyond automation, beyond merely smart objects, to create the habitat of intelligent living. As Marios Logaras, one of the three co-founders, describes: “We are working on a cloud service that enables connectivity with numerous smart objects, whether these are smart plugs, thermostats, activity trackers, smartphones.
“The engagement of the Greek participants in the MOOC was simply amazing!”- An interview with Professor M. Goldberg
The recently completed MOOC “Beyond Silicon Valley: Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies – The Greek story” was developed by Professor Michael Goldberg of Case Western Reserve University who delivered the final lecture and meet-up in Athens on June 11th.
For a seed stage startup in Greece, attracting international attention is an ambitious undertaking. It takes both a very strong product or service and a huge amount of communicative effort to engage the right people around in the world. Frankly, the founding team at liateR, a startup at The Accelerator program by Metavallon, are doing a remarkable job in this!
Right in their high-yielding thirties, Antonis Argiros, Marianna Vakalopoulou, Evaggelos Pterneas and Stamatis Argiros are en route to changing the archaic ways of retail. The two brothers, Antonis and Stamatis, already carry over 15 years of experience in the apparel retail business, having successfully starting and been managing one digital and six physical stores with sports footwear, clothing, and accessories.
The Accelerator features startups with and action mindset and high potential. Selected teams are a small representation of how pre-seed and seed level startups with investment potential are manned today in Greece – and across borders.
The call came into our office and the voice on the other end was very energetic, almost giddy: “I am a journalist. I follow your work for quite some time now guys and I am amazed by the things you do. Can I pay you a visit in the next few days in order to have a short discussion for an article I plan to write?” “Of course,” I replied, “but before we meet, I want to make sure you are fully aware of Metavallon’s work and impact so far”.
Can you imagine a world where students are constantly in touch with their tutors and tutors can interact in real time and 24/7 both with students and parents? How powerful can this be and how much can it leverage the foundations set in schools and the academic community? Welcome to the world of Tutorizon.