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Reload Greece’s nine day accelerator programme (RG Challenge17) in partnership with Launch1000 will advance 11 start-ups to be ready to raise £50-£250k. Taking place at the London Business School from the 28th of June to the 7th of July, participants will gain an insight into the UK investor ecosystem and learn how to best position their pitch to attract investors’ attention. On the 6th of July finalists will pitch to investor judges and an international audience at the prestigious Dragons’ Den event at London’s iconic Shard.

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

wide strategy ltd., Founder – Director

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

George Constantopoulos

SBR Consulting, Director


Ioanna Stagia

Strategy, Insights & Analytics Global Executive

Vasiliki Petrou

Unilever, Executive Vice President Prestige

Rita Edah   

Crossroads Life coach

Dimitris Tsouroplis

Libra Group

Yiorgos Mylonadis

London Business School, Adjunct Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Christina Garidi

Eudaimonia Coaching, Founder

Dimitris Grispos

Green Cola, CFO & Strategic Partnerships

Catherine Katsarou

Relish, 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

Ivan Sakellariou

Autostop Leather Limited,   Managing Director

Takis Malavetas

Convibo, Co-founder & CEO

George Shoterioo 

UBS, Associate Director

Dimitris Velmachos


George Kaperonis

Tesco, Head of Analytics & Optimisation

Emmanuel Vranakis

Keystone Law, Technology & IP Lawyer

Jules Constantinou

Life health, Regional Manager for UK & Ireland

Apostolos Thasitis
Dimitris Georgiopoulos  


Beatrix Schmidt

The Sleep Deep Method Founder & creator and EiMPM Ltd Founder 

Dimitris Kourepis

Digital Works Group

Nicolas Huber

Portfolio Manager 

Lilly Saranti

Apple, Manager

Dimos Lazos  

Nestle, Managing Director of Food & Dairy UK & Ireland

George Constantopoulos  

SBR Consulting, Partner & Director

Marc Van Den Berg
Panos Seretis

Credit Suisse, Director

Greg Collett

Credit Suisse, Senior Director

Louis Loizou
Vassilis Karavas  
Viki Fotopoulou  

Barclays, Vice President & Credit Risk Manager

Margarita Skarkou  
George Deves
Georgios Markakis 

Venero Capital

Nicholas Konstantinides

Venero Capital

Jackie Nelson   

Crossroads Coach & Facilitator

Tony Nelson  

Crossroads Business consultant & Mentor

Alistair Cumming  

Crossroads HR consultant

Chris Spray  

Crossroads NLP Trainer 

Linda Hills 

Fountains Coaching 

Rachel Woods

Crossroads Facilitator & Education consultant


Sad Nazeer

Helpfulpeeps, Co-founder & CEO

Martyn Barmby

MSB Executive, Director

Stewart Niblock

CEO, Autotorq

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