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Taking the lead in Europe – Metavallon proudly organizes the 2nd FIWARE Startup Bootcamp in Athens!

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Three days of targeted workshops, world-class panels, one-to-one coaching, pitching sessions, lively networking, and a wealth of exchange activities for 60 of the most promising European startups, leading experts, and international investors. This is the 2nd FIWARE Startup Bootcamp organized in Athens, on October 1-3, by Metavallon and the FI Business partners.

Following the success of the 1st FIWARE Bootcamp in Berlin at the beginning of May, the 2nd FIWARE Startup Bootcamp is soon coming to Athens. Technopolis, a major cultural venue in the center of Athens, will host 60 FIWARE startups in a three-day event from October 1st to October 3rd, 2015.

The event is organized by the Future Internet Business partners, namely Metavallon (lead organizer), EBAN, bwcon, Media Deals, New Factory, and Eurescom.

A 3-day schedule full of venturing

Targeted workshops with leading experts, world-class panels with successful entrepreneurs, one-to-one coaching with industry professionals, pitching and matchmaking with international investors, and ample networking activities throughout, form our tested recipe for an invigorating experience. This structured combination offers participating startups an action-packed approach to drastically advancing their concepts and businesses in matter of days, if not hours. Targeted workshops, world-class panels, one-to-one coaching, pitching sessions, lively networking, and a wealth of other activities with coaches, startups, and industry professionals, are combined to offer participating startups an action-packed approach to advancing their concepts and businesses.

The Athens Bootcamp builds up to its Investment Forum organized on October 3rd. This is an exclusive function for FIWARE startups to engage in-person with active investors from all over the world and seek funding.

The official program will start on Thursday, October 1st at 12.30 (noon) and will finish on Saturday, October 3rd at 5.30pm.

The programme of the event will include workshops and seminars on fundamental themes including:

  • Growth Strategies (including internationalization)
  • Product Development & Strategy
  • Financing Sources & Financial Planning
  • Team Building, Startups Psychology and Talents
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Business Model and Strategy
  • Pitching Presentation
  • Legal Issues
  • Market Research & Plan

Not to mention, the event will host unique pitching opportunities and networking games for the participating entrepreneurs.

Exclusive for FIWARE startups from major industries

The event is exclusively organized for FIWARE startups having joined the Future Internet accelerator programs, from the following industries:


Positions from startups, investors, and speakers are indeed already filled. Still the energy of this momentous gathering is building up around Athens, which shall be proudly hosting this event and manifesting the potency of its own rising startup ecosystem!

Intrinsically tied to the Athens Bootcamp, the 5th FIWARE Investment Forum will take place on the third day of the event, on October 3, 2015. This Forum builds on numerous such functions already organized by Metavallon and the FI Business partners, and combines established investor presentations along with pioneering speed-pitching sessions to yield a most effectual experience for all participants.

Accredited and carefully selected investors will be joining from across Europe and the US to connect with the startups, advise them, and explore investment opportunities – a much anticipated climax of activities for the entire community!

Disrupt Startup Scaleup 2015

FIWARE startups joining us in Athens may also seize the opportunity to participate in Disrupt Startup Scaleup 2015, the region’s pre-eminent startup event organized by Industry Disruptors – Game Changers on the weekend of October 1 – 4. This year’s festive setup includes startup showcases, numerous competitions, and inspirational speeches on entrepreneurship, to all of which FIWARE startups may request participation and further leverage their time and pioneering startup efforts. Four amazing competitions are also part of this signature event – check them out and apply by August 29:

  1. Future Agro Challenge
  2. Creative Business Cup
  3. CleanTech Open Global Ideas
  4. Get in the Ring

Metavallon is extremely excited and proud to be the lead organizer of this pioneering event – a first in the history of our blooming startup ecosystem!

Wish to find out more?

Learn how Metavallon empowers European startups.

Read what happened at the 1st FIWARE Startup Bootcamp and Investment Forum in Berlin.

Discover more about the Investment Forums for the FIWARE startups, co-organized by Metavallon.

News and updates shall be announced soon – stay tuned!


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