The exciting pitching competition was back on the 30th of March 2017 for its 9th edition with eight ambitious Orange Grove startuppers stepping up and giving their best pitch ever, to win €15,000 and €10,000 in prize money: the ultimate kickstart!  


Host and presenter of the competition was Mr. Alexis Papahelas, Editor-in-Chief of ‘ Kathimerini’ newspaper. “The Squeeze”#9 international jury members were:  

– Amos Talmor-Hubschmann (Sales & Marketing Director, Peugeot Cars & Bicycles),

– John Fox (Sr UI Engineer iOS, Netflix),

– Akis Markatos (General Director, National Cadastre & Mapping Agency S.A) and

– Nikos Antoniou (Investment Manager, PJ Tech Catalyst Fund).


Tesibit won the first prize of €15,000 and Lalemou won the second prize of €10,000.  


After the competition there was lots of networking and beer from our Main Sponsor Heineken!  


All this and much more, wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our Lead Donor, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation!  


As always, “The Squeeze” #9 was complemented with exciting Pre-Squeeze events and trainings, taking place a day before “The Squeeze”.