Winners of MIT Enterprise Forum Greece Startup Competition Announced
CAMBRIDGE, MA - On July 1, the MITEF Greece Startup Competition concluded with the selection of three winners: RTsafe, reportbrain Limited, and tomoTECH. The winners were announced during the Third Hellenic Forum for Science, Technology & Innovation, organized by NCSR Demokritos, after competition finalists pitched in front of a high-profile panel of judges, business executives, entrepreneurs, and investors from Greece and abroad.
The first-place winner, RTsafe provides a safer way to deliver radiation therapy to patients with head, neck, and brain cancers. Reportbrain Limited, the second-place winner, developed a smart news analysis and reporting platform. TomoTECH, the third-place winner, offers a dynamic and innovative cloud-based software service for processing results of three types of MRI exams: DTI, fMRI, and perfusion.
The MITEF Greece Startup Competition is a technology-accelerating competition aiming to unlock the growth potential of Greek startups and maximize their performance so they can scale faster and reach the global market. Between January 2015 and the live pitch day, participants had the opportunity to improve their business skills, refine their value propositions, and gain valuable knowledge through practical hands-on workshops offered by MIT Enterprise Forum. They networked in Greece and abroad, developing contacts and partnerships crucial to further development.
MITEF Greece chairman Vassilis Papakonstantinou warmly thanked the 82 judges, 57 mentors, and 16 workshop coaches who made the competition possible. Papakonstantinou stated, “We are natural-born entrepreneurs; we have strong scientific research output; we are historically resourceful; we have strong problem-solving/analytical skill sets and, of course, a strong engineering and scientific background.”
Two guest speakers—Theodora Koullias, founder and CEO of Jon Lou, and Marc Filerman, accelerator executive at the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology—shared their professional experience with the audience. They discussed the current challenges for the startup ecosystem and expressed enthusiasm about Greece’s potential to attract global interest with innovative technologies that can help shape the world for the better.
Videos from the event are available at mitefgreece.org.
About MIT Enterprise Forum
MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) is a global organization of dedicated professionals with local chapters, affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) through MIT Technology Review. It helps early-stage technology entrepreneurs succeed faster through relevant programming and practical content to help them tackle real-world challenges. It is open to and engages all participants in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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