Take the next step in your entrepreneurial journey

All selected applicants participate in a free 3-day educational workshop!


The winner is awarded 10000 €

3 winners travel for free to the U.S.

10 winners get discount to join U.S. Mindspace Trip [see below]

Challenge 2020



Postponed Fall 2020 - date to be announced!



Postponed Fall 2020 - date to be announced!



Postponed Fall 2020 - date to be announced!



Postponed Fall 2020 - date to be announced!



Postponed Fall 2020 - date to be announced!



Postponed Fall 2020 - date to be announced!


The goal of this free educational workshop is to arm you with valuable skills in entrepreneurial thinking. Starting on Friday evening, we get to know each other and talk about what we are going to learn during the weekend. On Saturday, 1-on-1 mentoring sessions give you the chance to be advised by seasoned entrepreneurs and workshops taught by the best instructors are going to teach you skills that you will have for all your life. On Sunday your present your developed idea to a committee of experts who are going to select the teams who qualify for the finals. Lunch is on us, by our partners efood and PizzaFan!

Any number of qualified* teams from each workshop will be invited to join the finals in Athens.

Athens Finals: June (exact date to be announced soon)

* Qualification is achieved by teams that get at least a 75% score from the independent judging committee. Please read FAQ for more details.


  • Team #1 is awarded 10000 € as a grant

  • Teams #1 - #2 - #3 travel for free to the U.S.[They receive 2000 € discount to use for any Mindspace Trip. This discount is enough to travel for free to the U.S. Mindspace Trip.]

  • Teams #1 - #2 get automatically accepted in ACEin accelerator

  • Teams #4 - #5 receive 1000 € discount to use for any Mindspace Trip. 


  • Teams #6 - #7 - #8 - #9 - #10 receive 400€ discount to use for any Mindspace Trip. 


Find more about Mindspace Trip here.


Trip 2018


Trip 2017

Join Challenge 2020


Apostolos Apostolakis,

Partner at VentureFriends

Mindspace is an excellent initiative that strengthens the entrepreneurial way of thinking to students and young graduates, exposing them to useful events and speeches and eventually pushing several of them into action.

Ioanna Fotopoulou

Founder at Simple Rocks

An ethical act of amazing young individuals coming together to give back to their community, to help young people start their own entrepreneurship journey. That’s what Mindspace Challenge was for me.

The alumni of Mindspace Challenge 2017 & 2018 have already founded 11 new businesses and created 49 new jobs with salary.

We are proud of them.

Andreas Theofilopoulos

Participant Challenge Ioannina

Mindspace made me realize I can get involved in the entrepreneurial space myself as a student. I've never been so passionate about building my idea into a business.

Nefeli Chatziioanidou

Participant Challenge Thessaloniki

Mindspace Challenge has been an eye opening experience that has equipped all the contestants, despite losing or winning the actual competition, with the hard skills to lead innovation and change. An amazing opportunity for anyone who wants to evolve and develop personally or professionally!

Clio Kappatou

Participant Challenge Ioannina

Mindspace for me was a unique experience that broadened my horizons in the field of entrepreneurship and startups. A great team of young people, exceptionally friendly, full of passion and willing to work hard to help. I am enlightened by this experience and more than enthusiastic for all the new fields that I discovered through that.

George Varvarelis

Winner Challenge 2017

Mindspace helped me meet with Alec Karys, who now is a very active mentor and in our board of advisors. He has helped us reach investors and develop our team and strategy.

What is the duration & timing of the course?

Our course durations are more than sufficient to ensure you are well trained to get into the industry. Culinary Arts - 12 months Bakery & Patisserie Arts - 6 months Timings: 9am to 4pm (flexible)

What is included in the fees?

The fees is inclusive of uniform, study materials, lab fee, tuition fees. Taxes are additional as applicable.

Do I have to pay my fees in one go?

Yes, fees are payable in full in advance. Please note that fees once paid will NOT be refunded.

Do you have any vegetarian courses?

Yes, some courses have vegetarian options. Please contact us for details.