Early bird deadline: 5 May

Mindspace Trip for Entrepreneurs

The leading organisation for business educational trips in the USA for aspiring student entrepreneurs and early stage teams.

Trips - 1st Period: August

Trips - 2nd Period: October

  • Build lifelong professional & social networks in East & West Coast 

  • Discuss with startup founders in your field

  • Meet entrepreneurs who have run and exited their business in the US

  • Get direct feedback by international investors 

  • Access the Silicon Valley’s startup ecosystem and innovation

  • Join private networking meetings with innovation executives and Silicon Valley’s high-tech industry leaders 

  • Attend speed dating style meetings with stakeholders and startups

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Pitch to VCs like General Catalyst

Mindspace Trip participants meet VCs like Nico Bonatsos, Managing Partner at General Catalyst, having the opportunity to pitch their startups and get direct feedback.

 

With several meetings taking place with stakeholders, VCs and successful entrepreneurs, participants get unparalleled expertise and knowledge to improve their business idea and entrepreneurial skills.

Immerse yourself in Silicon Valley’s startup community in your field

Mindspace Trip participants visit leading startups such as Mind the Bridge and Netflix, international companies such as Facebook and Dropbox and academia such as Stanford Business School and Berkeley.

 

These educational tours across different sectors act as your bridge to the tech and entrepreneurial innovation in San Francisco.

 

Our goal is to show participants the Silicon Valley's business ecosystem, to strengthen their connection to the USA, and inspire entrepreneurial thinking.

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Develop your Network 

Some of the key people that Mindspace Participants meet during their Trip 

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Co-founder and CEO of Sequus Pharmaceuticals, 

Angel Investor in startups in Biotechnology & the Information Technology sectors

Nick Arvanitidis

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Niko    Bonatsos

Managing director at General Catalyst, a venture capital firm with $5 billion in total capital raised. Niko has been instrumental in the firm’s investments in Atrium, Audius, Cover, Hive, Paribus and Snap among others.

Cheryl Edison

Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur and global business development expert,  successfully launching companies, products and services into new markets across 57 industries.

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Marily Nika

Marily Nika works for Google as a Speech AI Product Manager. She holds a Ph.D in Computer Science & Epidemiology from Imperial College London and serves as a mentor for startups in the EdTech and HealthTech space

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Adam Nicolopoulos

Investor, Founder and CEO at ADN Capital Ventures, Mentor, Visiting Scholar at Stanford University and Guest speaker in international and US national conferences

 Mindspace Trip Participants... 

George Varvarelis

co-founder & CEO,

Augmenta Agriculture

(recently raised 8 million dollars

in Series A)

Mindspace, through the US trip, 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.

Understanding what "Made in the US" is and of course connecting with experienced people. Also, the certainty that business success is possible, as long as you have a good idea, a capable team and excellent knowledge of the market. Failure is part of this process and is legitimate, as long as it is used as a lever for higher goals.

1. Another perspective for start up communities

2. Great acquaintances and life decisions were made

3. Different way of thinking about innovation and investing in it

4.  A more comprehensive understanding of entrepreneurship

5. Useful contacts, knowledge and ideas for improving the ecosystem in Greece

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Business Trip to San Francisco, California

2100€  (1700€ early bird)

Participation fee covers:

  • Flight Athens - San Francisco

  • Flight San Francisco - Athens

  • Checked bag free for all flights

  • Accommodation 9 nights in Silicon Valley

  • Free access to all program meetings

  • 5 closed networking meetings on average with Silicon Valley’s industry leaders 

  • 3 speed dating style meetings with stakeholders and startups

  • Pre-trip invite-only event with VCs in Athens

  • 50-page guide with program info

  • Group leader flying with you

  • Dedicated support team flying with you