Agri-Food Masterclass
11-14 November 2016
Thessaloniki
STARTUPS στον αγροδιατροφικό/αγροτεχνολογικό/αγροτουριστικό τομέα
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ABOUT AGRI-FOOD MASTERCLASS
The annual Orange Grove Agri-Food Entrepreneurship Masterclass will take place this year for the first time in Thessaloniki on 11-14 November 2016. Participants will be teams/startups with activities in the fields of agri-food, agro/bio-technology, rural tourism, and related services.

Organizer is the Netherlands Embassy in Athens, as part of their entrepreneurship initiative “Orange Grove”. Invited organisation to conduct the masterclass is the company Startlife engaged in the development of entrepreneurship in the agri-food sector in the Netherlands. Startlife belongs to The Food Valley region, centered at Wageningen UR (University and Research Center), which is one of the most prominent agri-food and nutrition research centers in Europe. Co-organizer of the event is the non-profit company AgriEnt AgriEntrepreneurship / Rural Entrepreneurship, which organizes AgriEnt Accelerator, the unique in Greece business acceleration program (start-up, scale-up) in the fields of agri-food, agro-technologies, agri-tourism. The event is held with the kind support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the co-working space “OK! Thess” of the Municipality of Thessaloniki and the company Tropos Branding. Athenian Brewery Heineken is the kind sponsor of our beverages during the entire weekend.

The Masterclass will take place at the premises of the co-working space OK!Thess (Cydoniae 2 Thessaloniki) which is the cooperation of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Alexandria Innovation Zone, colleges, AUTH, International Hellenic University, University of Macedonia, FING (Federation of Industries of Northern Greece) and SEVE (Hellenic Federation of Enterprises). The language of the Masterclass is English. During the Masterclass start-up companies in rural entrepreneurship will explore the possibilities of the European and world market.
Το ετήσιο Orange Grove Agri-Food Entrepreneurship Masterclass θα διεξαχθεί φέτος για πρώτη φορά στην Θεσσαλονίκη στις 11-14 Νοεμβρίου 2016 στο οποίο θα συμμετέχουν ομάδες/νεοφυείς επιχειρήσεις με δραστηριότητα στους τομείς της αγροδιατροφής, αγρο/βιο-τεχνολογίας, αγροτουρισμού και συναφών υπηρεσιών.

Συντονιστής της εκδήλωσης είναι η Ολλανδική Πρεσβεία στην Αθήνα, στο πλαίσιο της πρωτοβουλίας της για την επιχειρηματικότητα “Orange Grove”. Προσκεκλημένος φορέας για τη διεξαγωγή της εκδήλωσης είναι η εταιρία Startlife που δραστηριοποιείται στην ανάπτυξη της νεοφυούς επιχειρηματικότητας στον αγροδιατροφικό τομέα στην Ολλανδία και ανήκει στο The Food Valley region με έδρα στο Wageningen UR (University and Research Center), το οποίο είναι από τα πιο γνωστά ερευνητικά κέντρα με αντικείμενο την αγροδιατροφή στην Ευρώπη. Συνδιοργανωτής της εκδήλωσης είναι η Αστική Μη Κερδοσκοπική Εταιρία AgriEnt AgriEntrepreneurship/Αγροτική Επιχειρηματικότητα, η οποία διοργανώνει και το μοναδικό στην Ελλάδα πρόγραμμα επιτάχυνσης επιχειρήσεων (start-up, scale-up) AgriEnt Accelerator στους τομείς της αγροδιατροφής, αγροτεχνολογίας, αγροτουρισμού. H εκδήλωση πραγματοποιείται με την ευγενική υποστήριξη του του Ιδρύματος Σταύρος Νιάρχος, του co-working space “OK!Thess” του Δήμου Θεσσαλονίκης και της εταιρείας Tropos Branding. Η Αθηναϊκή Ζυθοποιία (Heineken) είναι ευγενικός χορηγός όλων των ποτών και νερών αυτού του Σαββατοκύριακου.

Το Masterclass θα διεξαχθεί στις εγκαταστάσεις της προ-θερμοκοιτίδας επιχειρηματικότητας OK!Thess (Κυδωνιών 2, Θεσσαλονίκη) που αποτελεί τη συνεργασία των Δήμου Θεσσαλονίκης, Αλεξάνδρειας Ζώνης Καινοτομίας, ΤΕΙ, ΑΠΘ, Διεθνές Πανεπιστήμιο Ελλάδος, Πανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίας, ΣΒΒΕ και ΣΕΒΕ και η γλώσσα εργασίας θα είναι η αγγλική. Κατά τη διάρκεια του Masterclass θα διερευνηθεί η δυνατότητα ανάπτυξης start-up εταιριών στον τομέα της αγροτικής επιχειρηματικότητας στην ευρωπαϊκή και την παγκόσμια αγορά.






teams
AGROLOGIES
COGNI – THINGS
BIO2CHP
SMARTP
NIRRA COMPANY
FARMA HELLAS
FILIRA ORGANIC FOODS
DIAMANTIS HONEY
MACHAIRAS ESSENTIAL OIL
KANENAS OLIVES
TOPALIDOU MASHROOMS
PROGRAMME
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COACHES
Gitte Schober
Coordinator at StartLife and Wageninegn UR‏
As the coordinator of the Center of Entrepreneurship (CoE) at StartLife and Wageninegn UR, she is responsible for the valorization and utilization of scientific research through prototyping and creation of start-up companies. She has more than 20 years of experience working at Wageningen UR and as a consultant, coordinating the entrepreneurship education and start-up activities within the Food Valley region




Siwarde J. Sap
Strategy & Business Development Executive
NL Embassy Greece ‏
Over 20 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry and European Government Trade Affairs. Proven track record of creating and delivering value in multiple settings and geographies in Senior Management, Advisory and hands-on roles. Content-driven. Timely delivery. Intercultural. Industry knowledge: banking, insurance, energy, agribusiness, transport, logistics and shipping.



Mara Tsoumari
Founder of AgriEnt Entrepreneurship
She launched a voluntary group on agri-entrepreneurship, currently numbering 400 members. The group aims to share views, know-how, experiences, concerns and news on agribusiness. Its purpose is to promote agricultural entrepreneurship, synergies, innovation, and highlight important issues. How to set up a rural startup, make it sustainable and attract funding are also big concerns.




Christos D. Katsanos
Brand Strategist / Total Greenhouse & Farm Management Consultant
With studies in Agronomy, Business Administration, International Business and Negotiations has contributed in numerous branded products and business concepts via Tropos Branding Co (www.tropos.gr ). Currently holds the position of the Executive Director of the DKG Group of companies & initiatives (www.dkggroup.com ) working mainly in Southeast Mediterranean markets.





Jannet de Jong
Incubation Manager at Wageningen UR
Jannet de Jong is Incubation Manager at “StartHub Wageningen,” a student incubator that was initiated by Wageningen UR and StartLife and is opening up doors to entrepreneurship for students and recent graduates. As Student Incubation Manager, Jannet coaches student startups, oversees the programming at StartHub Wageningen, and is the hub’s first point of contact. Jannet de Jong is passionate about improving people’s quality of life, and is determined to help startups achieve their full potential.
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