Open Coffee Greece goes… Stanford!

It is my great pleasure to announce that the author of this post will have the honor and privilege to present the humble story of Open Coffee Greece, in an event entitled “Bridging the Gap – High Tech Entrepreneurship in Greece and Synergies With Silicon Valley“.

If the title is appealing to you, let me also state that the event takes place within the Stanford University Campus (Room 101, Packard Bld, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, 350 Serra Mall, map) on Saturday, May 2 and it is organized by the great guys behind the Hellenic Association at Stanford, in collaboration with the Corallia Clusters Initiative, Hellenic Semiconductor Industry Association, TANEO and Silicon Valley High Tech Professionals.

The full schedule goes like this:
Keynote: L. Stavropoulos, Special Secretary for Competitiveness, Ministry of Development

– Prof. V. Makios, Managing Director, Corallia High Tech Clusters Initiatives
– Prof. N. Haritakis, CEO, TANEO (New Economy Development Fund)
– Dr. N. Zervas, Member of the Board of HSIA (Hellenic Semiconductor Industry Association), CEO at Alma Technologies S.A.
– Dr. Y. Koutsoyannopoulos, CEO at Helic, Inc.
– G. Tziralis, Principal Organiser, OpenCoffee Greece
– G. Papadopoulos, CEO, Attica Ventures
– A. Stavropoulos, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Panel: Visibility, Networking and Collaboration to drive innovation and growth in Greece

The event fundamentally targets at presenting the current entrepreneurship status in Greece, in an audience interested in exploring and taking advantage of potential complementarities and synergies.

In this context and under the fairest of auspices, the plan is to present the greek Open Coffee story so far, next to the traction reached and promise of the local start-up community, while trying to shape out the shortest path to maximizing this latent potential. Your ideas on enhancing the content are welcome.


  1. Congratulations George!!

    This is more than good news, for you, open coffee and the community in general.

    Good Luck, I’ll wait your feedback!

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