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Mindspace University Curriculum

Mindspace University program will be held entirely online in two stages:

Stage 1

Duration

November 9th to December 9th

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon

Stage 2 - 1-1 group mentoring sessions

Duration

January 7th to January 22th: Each team gets a dedicated mentor for 1-1 mentoring sessions

January 25th: Presentations skills Workshop

STAGE 1

Structure

This stage is implemented via online webinars and virtual classrooms and the goal is to introduce you to an entrepreneurial mindset, make you more familiar with common terms & methodologies of entrepreneurial programs, help you understand the Energy industry sector & its fundamental economic & technological concepts and get an insight on technologies & strategies to address major challenges in the Energy sector. Moreover, you learn the process of generating an idea and get trained in the Business Model Canvas principles so as to structure your idea with your team, as you will be asked to submit a business model canvas at the end of this stage

Duration

November 9th to December 9th

Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday afternoon

Team matching

During this stage, we help you find a team or match you with other talented peers depending on your skills and interests via team meeting sessions towards the end of the program’s second week. In case that you already have a team, you participate with your team as it is. The best teams that will be selected from a judging committee will enter Stage 2.

Curriculum

24 live, online 1-hour webinars

Topics Include:

1. Entrepreneurship - Fundamentals

2. Could I be an Entrepreneur?

3. Merging Entrepreneurship & Technology

How Merging Entrepreneurship & Technology Will Benefit

Sessions & Speakers

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SESSION 1

Childhood, Educational and Employment Experiences that Limit Your Entrepreneurial Mindset - Age & Entrepreneurship

Marios Anapliotis

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SESSION 3

Employee vs Entrepreneur

Marily Nika

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SESSION 5

Work life balance (Dealing with stress, failure, Visualize success and daydreaming)

Kouris Kalligas

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SESSION 7

Transition from an engineer or from tech to business owner

Marios Anapliotis

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SESSION 2

Adopting Your New Entrepreneurial Mindset

Kouris Kalligas

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SESSION 4

Common personality traits - Entrepreneurial Mindset Characteristics

Cheryl Edison

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SESSION 6

Public Speaking - How to tell your story

 

Daniel Mc Cormac

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SESSION 8

Resourcefulness: Using what you have to generate business opportunities and Choose the right team members

Konstantinos Kalligeros

Topics Include:

1. Energy Fundamentals

2. Technology, Digital Transformation & Energy Transition

3. Generate an Idea and Structure a Business Model

Sessions & Speakers

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SESSION 9

Introduction to 21-st century energy challenges & The future energy leader

Anastasios Koumparos

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SESSION 11

The 3Ds - Digitisation, Digitalization and Digital Transformation (Overview of Industry 4.0 technologies & Society 5.0)

Michael Petychakis

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SESSION 13

Technology Trends of Today (Internet OF things, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning) & their Business Impact

Michael Petychakis

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SESSION 15

Energy Technology and Impact on the Environment

Natalia Paraskevopoulou

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SESSION 17

Business Strategy in the Energy Industry

Natalia Paraskevopoulou

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SESSION 19

Political and financial support for the energy transition (capital, regulation, ESG investments, corporate buy-in)

Konstantinos Kalligeros

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SESSION 21

Step by step guide to coming up with idea

Cheryl Edison

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SESSION 23

Service vs. Product businesses

Yiannis Perakis

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SESSION 10

The Energy Value Chain

Antonios Panagiotopoulos

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SESSION 12

Modelling for Energy Systems

Anastasios Koumparos

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SESSION 14

Key Digital Technologies & their applications in the Energy sector

 

Yiannis Perakis

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SESSION 16

Workshop with Value Drivers or Digital Transformation in Energy Industry : Case study using AI

Angelos Gkanoutas-Leventis

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SESSION 18

Approaches to net zero / managing the energy transition

Antonios Panagiotopoulos

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SESSION 20

How to industrialise your idea

Jenny Leivadarou

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SESSION 22

Focus on adding value and solving problem

Marily Nika

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SESSION 24

Business Model Canvas principles (examples of disruptive business models and huge companies canvas)

Angelos Gkanoutas-Leventis

STAGE 2 - 1-1 group mentoring sessions

Structure

The 10 best teams that were selected in Stage 1, attend Stage 2 to get 1-1 mentoring sessions so as to interact with their mentors and improve their idea. To be more specific, they dive into more details and experiment on entrepreneurial tools in order to finalize their business idea and submit a business model and a short pitch video (less than 2 minutes), which will be shared with the judges

Finals

Duration

January 7th to January 22th: Each team gets a dedicated mentor for 1-1 mentoring sessions

January 25th: Presentations skills Workshop

Each team joins a virtual event to present its business idea to the judges, claiming 10.000 Euros, free attendance to Mindspace Trip in the USA, access to major incubation and acceleration programs such as the three-month accelerator program of AUEB (ACEin)- ENNOVATION and moree. Additionaly, there will be 2 runners up who will get significant discounts to participate in Mindspace Trip.

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PARTNERS

U.S. Embassy Athens
The United States Embassy in Athens sponsors Mindspace University program, enabling us to offer it for free to all participants
The People's Trust
The People's Trust kindly provides a 10,000 EUR grant to the winner of Mindspace University
Eurobank
Eurobank sponsors Mindspace activities including part of Mindspace University
Meet And Code
Meet and Code aims to introduce children and young people between the ages of 8 and 24 to the world of technology and coding.
Greek Energy Forum
Greek Energy Forum supports Mindspace University with mentors and its deep knowledge in the Energy Sector
Greek Consulate SF
Greek Consulate in San Francisco kindly provides connections with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs

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