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Hospitality Startup blueground Receives €5.5m in Funding

blueground has received additional funding of 5.5 million euros that will help it expand into new markets and invest in further technology development.

Pioneering Greeks: George Spanoudakis & Panagiotis Chatzidakis, Co-Founders of Pinnatta App

This week the "Pioneering Greeks" column introduces George Spanoudakis and Panagiotis Chatzidakis, the co-founders of Pinnatta App, a smartphones application that allows users to send "live" messages, consisting not only of text, but also of sounds, fancy animations and...

WTM London 2016: The Place to Discover the Latest Travel and Tourism Trends

World Travel Market London 2016 will unveil an array of research in to a variety of sectors within the global travel industry when it opens its doors between Monday 7 – Wednesday 9 November.

HotelBrain Family Grows, Welcomes 16 New Units Onboard

Greek hotel management company HotelBrain has added 16 new member hotels to its roster, expanding its business activity to include leasing accommodation units under its new subsidiary, HotelBrain Capital.

Greek Hospitality Startup ‘Workathlon’ Attends MIT Enterprise Forum Boot Camp in Boston

Workathlon, a Greek company that finds, vets and hires the best staff in hospitality, was among the startups from Greece selected to attend a week-long boot camp at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston during June 11–19.

Startup Weekend Larissa 2016

The 1st Startup Weekend Larissa will be held on 13-15 May 2016 at the facilities of TEI of Thessaly in Larissa.

Larissa to Scout Out Innovators @ Startup Weekend

The central Greek town of Larissa joins dozens of cities across the globe looking for fresh talent through its first Startup Weekend on May 13-15 to be held at the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly.

Active in Greek Tourism? Apply Now for NSRF Funds

Greek tourism sector professionals can now apply online for EU subsidies through the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) 2014-2020 program, with the procedure running through to May 17.

Feast Greece off to Texas for SXSW Digital Creativity Fair

Crowd funding event organizers Feast Greece will be participating in one of the world’s largest digital creativity fairs - the 23rd annual SXSW Interactive Festival - to be held in Austin, Texas, on March 11-15.

Athens College Alumni Association Launches Initiative to Support Tourism Startups

The Culture, Events & Travel Club (CET) of the Athens College Alumni Association (SAKA) has launched the "CET Startup Talks" initiative which is aimed at introducing and supporting tourism startup companies in Greece.

Greek Youth Innovation Project ‘egg’ Invites Promising Ideas

Do you have an innovative business idea? Well than take it a step further by joining the 4th Egg: Enter - Grow - Go program which aims to support youth innovation and promote entrepreneurship.

Greek Tourism Gains Thanks to Boosted EU Funds

Innovation, competitiveness and attracting more capital will be the targets of four new National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) programs for the 2014-2020 period, with funds for tourism getting an additional 20-million-euro injection.

BlueGrowth II Rewards Innovation, Startups for Positive Change

Inspiration and innovation were the focus of the 2nd Blue Growth startup competition held at the Piraeus Marine Club on Tuesday, bringing to the fore young entrepreneurs and their concepts and business models which aim to have a positive impact on the country’s marine and...

BlueGrowth II: Greek Startup Blue Economy Competition Final on Jan 19

The award ceremony for the finalists of the second edition of BlueGrowth, the marine challenge competition that seeks to deliver innovative sustainable business ideas for products and services relating to the blue economy, will take place on Tuesday, January 19, at the Piraeus...

Hotelgenius Gets Funding for All-in-one Management Solution

Hotelgenius SA, which provides online hotel management software, recently announced that it has collected 570,000 euros in funding and is ready to set up shop in Greece and other European destinations.

Greek Startup blueground Adds 200 Properties to its Roster

Athens-based tourism and property management startup blueground has added 200 properties to its growing number of accommodation units, contributing to its threefold growth since its launch last year.

Application Procedure for NSRF Funds to Kick off Soon

The Greek government is expected to launch the first round of NSRF funding (ESPA) amounting to 150 million euros in the coming weeks, with the second phase set for May. Interested parties will have two months to prepare their applications.

Greek Startup ‘Visit Meteora’ Takes Off

When they discovered that visitors to Meteora stayed for a single night and still didn’t know what to do, the Kourelis brothers decided it was time to do something about it.

Social Media Takes Centre Stage at WTM London

This year's social media programme at World Travel Market London 2015 takes place across three days and will feature senior executives from Facebook, Twitter and Tripadvisor as well as startups, destinations, bloggers and publishers.

Greek Startup ‘Workable’ Raises Cash for Innovative Hiring App

A Greek startup has managed to raise 27 million dollars in a Series B round of venture funding for its hiring software called “Workable”.