A thrilling pitching competition

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During the Squeeze, entrepreneurs shoot their ideas through the roof. They battle to the end in order to win the ultimate start an entrepreneur could only dream of: €15.000 and €10.000 in prize money!

The rotating panel of judges consists of acclaimed founder, investors and business professionals.

The quarterly competition is made possible with the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, as part of their overall grant to Orange Grove and as part of their ‘Recharging the Youth’ initiative, which aims to create opportunities for Greece’s younger generation.

The Squeeze, which is based on television formats like Shark Tank and Dragons’ Den, offers an exciting setting for 8 startups to pitch to a 300+ people audience, which includes angel investors, VC’s, startups, business professionals and entrepreneurship enthusiasts.

Above all, the Squeeze is a celebration of innovation, hard work and entrepreneurship!

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 wont 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 wont 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 wont 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 wont 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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