“The Squeeze” pitching competition was back for its #3 edition, on 11th of June 2015. 

Presenter for the eventing was Peter Economides (Brand strategist Apple’s “Think Different” campaign). Peter was accompanied by an amazing line up of judges squeezing the eight ambitious founders who went on stage to present their unique ideas. The panel comprised: 

– Marco ten Vaanholt (Co-founder of BootupVentures startup ecosystem and the exclusive Cuckoo’s Nest social club in Menlo Park),

– Floris van Alkemade (Co-founded 3 VC funds with 320M, €60+ seed and early-stage startup investments),

– Apostolos Apostolakis (Successful serial entrepreneur involved in startups such as e-food.gr, doctoranytime.gr, e-shop.gr, taxibeat.gr) and

– Greg Birbil (Former chairman and CEO of McCann-Erickson advertising agency in South Africa, Mexico and Greece, also creative director in Chicago, London, Tokyo and Madrid).


This time around it was TomoTECH who won the first prize of €15,000 and GirApp secured the second prize of €10,000.  


“The Squeeze” #3 was complemented with exciting Pre-Squeeze events and trainings, taking place a day before “The Squeeze”.  


The competition wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our Lead Donor, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation!