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Reload Greece’s 2017 nine day accelerator programme (RG Challenge17) in partnership with Launch1000 will advance 10 start-ups to the point they are ready to raise £50-£250k. The programme takes place between the 28th of June to the 7th of July at the London Business School positioning you at the heart of London’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Gain an insight into the UK investor ecosystem and learn how to best position your pitch in order to attract investors’ attention. Attendees will benefit from trusted Reload Greece Angel Network Collaborators and Investors.

Why join?

First Round Investment Ready

We know the first round can be the most difficult one. We are no strangers to hard work, together we will refine your business model, financials and we won’t stop until you are ready.

Personal Development

What is stopping you from succeeding? How do you overcome your fears? Our life coach experts will work with you, on you (the most important part) and help you build your confidence.

Pitch Perfect at the Shard

Show the world what you’ve got. Our coaches will guide you through the content and delivery of your pitch. You will be pitching at the Shard, one of London’s most iconic buildings.

Access Investors

While the programme does not guarantee a successful raise, it does give you the chance to shine in the spotlight when presenting at our Dragons’ Den style event while getting some more personal 1:1 time with a selection of investors who have shown interest in your business. 

What we are looking for:

People per Team

Your Stage

A start-up team with an MVP and preferably some initial traction, ready to make your next big step and want to raise £50-£250k of initial investment.

Your Industry

High growth, potentially high tech and particularly interested in businesses in tourism, agriculture, shipping, finance, medicine or education.  An AI, Big Data, Virtual Reality edge would be a plus.

Connection to Greece

A business that is solving a problem in Greece; a business that is connected to Greece and is having a socioeconomic impact on the country.

Capacity & Fees

We will accept a maximum of ten teams, with a maximum of 3 participants per team. A £200* fee applies per team member and includes daily lunch and snacks . *One eligible team will be granted a scholarship.

Key Milestones:

The Programme:













Teams Arrive Business Model Generation and Customer-Market Validation Business Model Optimisation Revenue Streams and cost structures Identity & Leadership Deep Dives in Finance Industry Specific Clinics Pitch Perfect Training Pitch Practice & Dragon’s Den Event Investor 1:1 meetings powered by the RG CIC



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Mike Sotirakos

Launch 1000, Founder & CEO,


John Kekatos

IBM, Managing Consultant 

Lyda Modiano

WellenWide, Co-Founder


Thomas Papanikolaou

Neos Chronos, Founder & Director 

Dimitra Tzigianni

CSR Consultant
& Finance Auditor

Aris Xenofondos

Santander Innoventures, Fintech Investor

Aggelos Baxevanis

Smith & Nephew, VP Global Mkt

Pina Patane

& Startup Business Mentor

George Constantopoulos

SBR Consulting, Director


Ioanna Stagia

Strategy, Insights & Analytics Global Executive

Michalis Makris

Microsoft, Senior Project Manager


Vasiliki Petrou

Unilever, Executive Vice President Prestige

Yiorgos Mylonadis

London Business School, Adjunct Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Christina Garidi

Eudaimonia Coaching, Founder

Dimitris Grispos

Green Cola, CFO & Strategic Partnerships

Catherine Katsarou

Reslish-UK Broadband, Marketing Communications Manager

George Kapetanakis

DUPL, Founder

Alex Korda

Affinion International, VP International Marketing

George Aivazoglou

Ezbob, Chief Marketing & Digital Officer

Sotiris Basiakos

PwC, Capital Projects & Infrastructure Manager

Makis Saridis

Oracle, Solution & Innovation Director

Demetrios Zoppos

Klevio, Executive Chairman

Akis Papageorgiou

IBM, AI/Cognitive Computing Consultant


Saf Nazeer

Helpfulpeeps, Co-founder & CEO 

Martyn Barmby

MSB Executive, Director

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