The Squeeze #12

The 12th edition of The Squeeze: 8th of March 2018.

Eight ambitious startuppers pitched their idea in front of an amazing audience and distinguished jury panel for a chance to win €15,000 and €10,000 in prize money: the ultimate kickstart!

As March 8th is International Women’s Day, this edition of The Squeeze highlighted gender diversity and female Leadership in Entrepreneurship! Our jury of internationally acclaimed professionals included:

  • Gigi Wang, Industry Fellow Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, UC Berkeley;
  • Dr. Sharon Freeman, Chief Executive Officer at Gems of Wisdom Consulting, Inc. (GWCi);
  • Hiro Athanasiou, former EVP and Managing Director Unilever Greece & Cyprus;
  • Myrto Papathanou<, Partner at Metavallon VC.

INOMO won the first prize of €15,000 and PGENius won the second prize of €10,000.

Our presenter for the night was Jan Franke founder of Frank Kramer Innovations!

The Squeeze #12 was complemented with exciting pre-Squeeze events including a workshop and panel discussion with members of our prestigious jury panel, the previous day.
Furthermore, for this edition of The Squeeze, our events were also supported by the Embassy of the United States of America in Greece.

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The Squeeze #11

The 11th edition of The Squeeze was held on Thursday the 23rd of November 2017.

The host and presenter of the 11th edition of the Squeeze was Mrs. Sia Kossioni. Robin Schuil presented the pitching part of the program. The jury consisted of Hella Hueck, Angelos Angelou, Philipp Brinkmann and Marco Veremis, who selected the two lucky winners.

FOODAKAI won the first prize of €15,000 and Kontolixima won the second prize of €10,000.

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The Squeeze #10

The 10th edition of The Squeeze was held on Tuesday the 27th of June 2017.

EasyExports won the first prize of €15,000 and Arpato won the second prize of €10,000.

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The Squeeze #9

The 9th edition of The Squeeze was held on Thursday the 30th of March 2017.

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

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The Squeeze #8

The 8th edition of The Squeeze was held on Thursday the 22nd of September 2016.

B2B Wave won the first prize of €15,000 and Family Goes Out won the second prize of €10,000.

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The Squeeze #7

The 7th edition of The Squeeze was held on Thursday the 23rd of June 2016.

Six Thirty by Alexia won the first prize of €15,000 and Humane won the second prize of €10,000.

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The Squeeze #6

The 6th edition of The Squeeze was held on Tuesday the 10th of March 2016.

Peter Economides (brand strategist, Apple’s “Think Different” campaign) headed the judges’ panel, which consisted of Gigi Wang (entrepreneur and Chair Emeritus of the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab), Koen Thijssen (former co-CEO Asia-Pacific and Managing Director Benelux at Rocket Internet GmbH and founder of Bloomon; a 3.5 million funded startup) and Mareva Grabwoski (Founder and Vice Chairman of Endeavor Greece and Co-founder and Managing Partner of Zeus+Dione).

Keeppet won the first prize of €15,000 and Hopwave won the second prize of €10,000.

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The Squeeze #5

The 5th edition of The Squeeze was held on Thursday, the 10th of December 2015.

Peter Econnomides (Brand Strategist) headed the judges panel, which consited of Zooullis Mina (Chairman and Managing Director of Athenian Brewery), George Korres (Chairman of the board of Korres Natural Products), Jeremy Downward (CIO at Alpheus Advisors) and Marc Wesselink (Serial Entrepreneur and Selection Partner at Startup Bootcamp).

Vitabroad won the first prize of €15,000 and Made by, Creative Label won the second prize of €10,000.

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The Squeeze #4

The 4th edition of The Squeeze was held on Thursday, the 26th of September 2015.

Once more Peter Economides (brand strategist Apple’s “Think Different” campaign) headed the judges, who decided which two of the 8 startups would win the €15,000 and €10,000 respectively.

He was joined by Scott Rafer (co-founder of various acquired startups and StartupBootcamp SF mentor), as well as Andy Angelos (social media expert, co-founder of the recently acquired SocialKaty and writer for Mashable), David Kadavy (succesful web design expert and author of Amazon’s #18 best-selling book) and George Cambanis (founding partner of Deloitte Greece, leading Deloitte’s Shipping & Ports industry group).

Blood-e won the first prize of €15,000 and Tipster11 won the second prize of €10,000.

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The Squeeze #3

The 3rd edition of The Squeeze was held on Thursday, the 11th of June 2015.

Once more Peter Economides (brand strategist Apple’s “Think Different” campaign) headed the judges, who decided which two of the 8 startups would win the €15,000 and €10,000 respectively.

The jury, which decided which two teams would receive the monetary prizes, was made up of Peter Economides (brand strategist Apple’s “Think Different” campaign, 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 (succesful 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).

TomoTECH won the first prize of €15,000 and GirApp won the second prize of €10,000.

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The Squeeze #2

The 2nd edition of The Squeeze was held on Thursday, the 26th of March 2015.

This, the Jury which ‘squeezed’ 8 of the best startups in this thrilling competition, and decided which two teams received the monetary prizes, was made up of Peter Economides (brand strategist Apple’s “Think Different” campaign), John C. Fox (working with the founder of Flickr on The Findery), Costas Ziozis (vice president of CB Private & Commercial Banking) and Marco Veremis (founder of €15m backed Upstream, EY entrepreneur of the year).

Gigalize won the first prize of €15,000 and Clio Muse won the second prize of €10,000.

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The Squeeze #1

The 1st edition of The Squeeze was held on Saturday, the 13th of December 2014.

JoinCargo won the first prize of €15,000 and TheCityGame won the second prize of €10,000.

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