AEIF grant winner

Selected among 5% of submissions, Mindspace won the U.S. Department of State Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) 2019. This year, alumni from 150 countries submitted over 1,300 projects. Our project is named "Youth entrepreneurship connecting the Balkans" and the ~$25k fund enables Mindspace to expand in the Balkan region.


IVLP Fellow

International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the premier exchange program of the U.S. Department of State. Over 500 current and former Chiefs of State and Heads of Government are IVLP alumni. Mindspace Founder Dimitris Messinis was invited to attend the IVLP "Social and Economic Entrepreneurship for Young Leaders".


Team of the year

Mindspace was awarded as team of the year, at an event organized by local media across the region of Peloponnesos, Greece. We received the "team of the year" award through the nomination of our Patras chapter in the event.


Angelopoulos - Clinton Global Initiative University Fellowship

Mindspace won the Angelopoulos Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) Fellowship, which included 10,000 Euros to develop Mindspace and attendance at the CGIU conference in California.

Selected Media

2 October, 2019

Interview with Founder of Mindspace Dimitris Messinis

Grecian Echoes Radio [Boston]

Stamatis Astra

18 July, 2017

Ambassador Pyatt Discusses with Winners of MITEF and Mindspace Challenge

U.S. Embassy in Athens

21 December, 2018

Young Greek entrepreneurs tap into US startupper mentality


Lina Giannarou

31 March, 2017

Το ελληνικό πανεπιστήμιο αλλιώς

Περιοδικό "Κ", Καθημερινή

Stratos Karakasidis

12 June, 2018

What's fuelling Athens' burgeoning startup scene?

The Guardian

Jessica Bateman