The Next Stage Sustainability Bootcamp is organized one year after the Next Stage Challenge business competition, which had a large participation of start-ups and prizes worth more than €20,000. Its main goal is to promote and strengthen sustainable entrepreneurship. The program is organized by The Alexandria Innovation Zone ( , in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom Greece and Cyprus ( and implemented by Ideas Forward (

Can sustainability and innovation and entrepreneurship coexist? More and more businesses and organizations are reorganizing their operations by proposing new and innovative practices for their long-term viability, the preservation of the planet’s resources, compliance with European and Greek legislation, and the transition of the world to greener options and solutions.

If you are working on an innovative business idea that seeks to have a positive impact on society or the environment, the Next Stage Sustainability Bootcamp is for you! From July 1 to 10, 15 selected sustainable development business ideas will have the opportunity to advance their business endeavor to the next stage.

The teams will receive training and personalized guidance during the Bootcamp, which will take place in person at the Alexandria Innovation Zone in Thessaloniki. Simultaneously, they will have opportunities to network with organizations and businesses that support sustainable development and are looking for partnerships.They will have the opportunity to present their work to institutional investors and business angels at the end of the Bootcamp, and their participation will earn them prizes and ongoing support even after the Bootcamp is over.

Applications will be accepted at until June 18

Information and participation applications on the website, on Facebook ( and LinkedIn (