Metavallon VC announces the launch of their venture capital fund investment activity.
Metavallon VC is the evolution of Metavallon.org. It began its activities 6 years ago as an accelerator for tech startups in the very early stages, in Greece and Europe. The call for interest will be open until April 15, 2018. The evaluation and investment decision will take place in May and June 2018. Interested parties can submit their proposal via the Metavallon VC website.
What is Metavallon VC?
Itis a €32 million venture capital firm that specializes in seed stage funding for technology companies. The firm engages at the very early stage and funds companies that will operate at the forefront of business and technology innovation.
In this new era, Metavallon VC takes very early stage investment to scale.
Their new founding team has now raised an impact-capable size of funds from the EIF. They are a part of the EquiFund initiative, the National Bank of Greece and several private investors, to be invested in the most promising, cutting-edge technology startups.
What’s Metavallon VC’s mission?
Metavallon VC mission is to invest in and work alongside ambitious entrepreneurs, helping them build transformational businesses across multiple stages, geographies and industries
Today they’re opening our pre-seed call for 2018 and encourage technology startups seeking investment to submit their proposals.
They are excited for this new journey ahead and they can’t wait to hear what you’ve been working on!
This first investment cycle is a remarkable opportunity to support business initiatives. It also means the beginning of the inflow of substantial capital into the very early stages of innovative entrepreneurship. This can be an element of competitiveness and development at a global level.
The call for interest will be open until April 15, 2018, while the evaluation and investment decision will take place in May and June 2018. Interested parties can submit their proposal via the Metavallon VC website.
Startup Europe Week is the largest multi-event of its kind for startups in Europe and the third edition will be held 5 – 9 March 2018. MADE Group CO and ViLabs are the official co-organisers and will hold “SEW 2018: Start(up) from Thessaloniki to EU” to showcase the support and resources available for entrepreneurs in the Region of Central Macedonia. Mentoring and social innovation is offered. The main target is to help startup companies grow and entrepreneurs thrive all over the world.
More information about Startup Europe Week
Startup Europe Week aims to showcase the support available to entrepreneurs on a city and regional level. Why is this necessary? Regional diversity and local policy making still play a big role in shaping European startups, from helping entrepreneurs to incorporate a company, to providing grants or taxes breaks. For this reason, taking a local perspective is crucial to supporting entrepreneurs in Europe. It’s also why the initiative is promoted and given visibility by the European Commission’s Startup Europe.
In 2018, #SEW18 will be held between 5-9 March, with +300 events planned. SEW now has 50+ countries involved and is expanding beyond Europe to include Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. In the spirit of regional connection, #SEW18 will be launched with a joint event between two local ecosystems: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain and Brasov, Romania.
This year, MADE and ViLabs are the official co-organisers and will hold “SEW 2018 Thessaloniki: Start(up) from Thessaloniki to EU” to showcase the support and resources available for entrepreneurs in the Region of Central Macedonia. The event is open to anyone who works with startups or who is thinking about starting their own business. The event is hosted in the University of Macedonia and it will be held on the 9th of March at 17.00. Entrepreneurs, officials, academia, MEPs and media will join this broad creative dialogue. Stay tuned for more details, soon! Join us and register for the event via this link [https://www.f6s.com/sew18thessalonikievent].
In 2017, #SEW17 saw 280+ co-organisers organize hundreds of events in 40+ countries, with more than 100,000 audience of entrepreneurs and 18 million+ impressions on social media. In Thessaloniki, more than 300 citizens embraced the city’s SEW events.
Join the official ’thunderclap’ campaign on social media to show your support, as well as make sure to follow @startupeuw on twitter and use the official hashtag #SEW18. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Friday 9th of March, 2018
5:00 pm | Arrival- Registration
5:20 pm | Launching – Introduction by Mantalena Kaili, MADE
Startup Europe Initiative – Startup Lighthouse Project|, by Vasiliki Madesi, ViLabs
Nikos Antonakis, President of Central Macedonia Region, Economic Chamber
Stella Balasi, National Chambers Network of Women Entrepreneurs
Prof. Athanasios Mpozinis, Univesity of Macedonia
5:40 pm | Interviewing the startups and their journey, by John Dionatos, journalist at Startupper.gr
Pantelis Angelidis, Vidavo
Stergios Chairistanidis, Checkinexpo
George Stefanidis, IoTech
Alexander Nousias, CEO Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award
Simos Nalmpantoglou, GoZone
Ioannis Kostopoulos, SAMMYacht Project
6:30 pm | Innovation and Social Purpose
Digital Social Innovation & CAPs projects: SavingFood & Families_Share projects, by Charalampos Chatzimallis,ViLabs
Child Rescue Project, by Mantalena Kaili, MADE
6:40 pm | BREAK
6:50 pm | European policies, Balances, Potentials and Challenges
Coordinator: Vasilis Tsoulis, Founder of Young Entrepreneurs of Thessaloniki – YET , joined by Eva Kaili, MEP, Chair of Foresight Committee – STOA
Dr. Sharon T. Freeman Entrepreneur and Advisor to the US Sec.of Commerce for SMEs
Prof. Athanasios Kaisis, Hellenic International University of Thessaloniki
Kyriakos Loufakis, President of Association of Exporterts-North Greece- SEVE
7:30 pm | SKYPE CALL with Igor Tasic, Founder Startup Europe Week
Don’t miss any chance of attending Startup Europe Week event!
Women Techmakers is an organization which provides visibility, community, and resources for women in technology to drive innovation and participation in the field. Women Techmakers events are designed to promote an environment of inclusivity for women in technology, as well as celebrate women leading the industry. Their main target is to advance, grow and celebrate women developers, designers, and technology entrepreneurs.
Dr. Pantelis Angelidis, President of Thessaloniki Innovation Zone participates as an invited guest in the IWD | Women Techmakers Greece Summit 2018. He is about to share his views on how differences of gender gap can close. Another part of his speech will be how young females can bring a step closer to the Innovation & Technology Industry.
The event will take place on Monday, 19 of March, 15:00-21:00 at ΔΕΘ Helexpo|Emilios Riadis.
More Information about Women Techmakers Greece
The percentage of women holding technological or leadership positions in the technology industry does not exceed 25% so several giant corporations and organizations support women with various programs.
The Women Techmakers program is being implemented in over 52 countries and 300 cities and provide these women with the opportunity to promote their work, access to a global community, learn through various actions to engage more in technology and innovation.
“Women Techmakers” (WTM) is a global initiative of Google for women developers, engineers, designers, marketers and entrepreneurs in the field of technology.
Mission, Values, Vision
Women Techmakers mission is to raise awareness of gender equality & diversity issues in STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) through the power of example. They create an open environment where challenges can be understood and means to overcome them will be provided.
Their actions will follow this mission. This is what their events shall provide for. And this is how they will judge their activities to see if they were successful or not.
It’s not only about numbers of attendees, although a wider reach is a benefit. It’s about sending the right message to the right people, about strengthening allies and to develop strategies for improvements.
Women Techmakers Greece think that change has to come in the minds of everyone, irrespective of gender. Their events shall continue to be open to attendees of any gender and age persons.
Their values are Respect, Trust, Fairness, Embrace Differences, Sharing & Supporting, Improvement.
Finally, their vision is Equality and diversity in STEM regardless of gender.