Accelerate and Fund your Startup in 5 days
An intense programme organized by Reload Greece in partnership with Watershed Entrepreneurs
Do you have an early stage venture that can make a social or economic impact in Greece? RGChallenge applications are now open so make sure you submit your applications by May 23rd. After the successful completion of the RGChallenge in September 2015, Reload Greece’s 5day accelerator is back.
The team has recruited a great line up of startup experts, experienced professionals, and investors, all keen
to provide their insights to the 6 participating teams in order to create investment ready ventures that can have an
immediate impact in Greece.
Organised by Reload Greece and in partnership with Watershed Entrepreneurs, RGChallenge 2016 will be held
from Monday the 20h to Friday the 24th of June. Throughout the 5 days programme, the aspiring entrepreneurs
will be working on their Business Model Canvas and will be continuously pitching their refined proposal, using the
input and guidance of mentors with a diverse set of backgrounds, industries and skill sets. More specifically, mentors will be joining RGChallenge 2016 from leading UK Universities such as Warwick University and London Business School, established multinationals like PWC, UBS and Citi Bank, innovative companies like PayPal, startups on the rise such as Deliveroo, as well as startup consultancies.
Commenting on the RGChallenge return, Mike Sotirakos, CEO of Watershed Entrepreneurs who will be leading the
programme said, “I am proud to be working with the Reload team once again. The success of last year’s cohort
proves that the RGChallenge truly provides a platform and the tools for the new generation of business leaders to
create a better future for themselves, their companies and ultimately Greece”.
Last year’s participants commented that the RGChallenge “helped them focus on how to improve their business
model, introduced them to people they would have never met and contributed the most in boosting their confidence
in order to successfully approach investors”. In fact Maria Evripidis, founder of BookYourWeddingDay.com recently
managed to secure a first round investment of £100, 000 while George Ecnonomides, founder of Mastiha Word was
recently in the US pitching his business at SxSW.
If you have a team of 35 people and you are looking to fuel your startup in order to receive investment, this is for
you. Make sure you visit the RGChallenge 2016 website for more information and apply by May 23rd 2016.
About Reload Greece:
Reload Greece is a nonfor profit organisation based in London, which empowers the global community of
Hellenes and Philhellenes to contribute to Greece’s economic and social development from abroad. Reloaders
are young curious minds who live in the UK and further afield and share economic, cultural, or social ties to the
About Watershed Entrepreneurs:
Watershed Entrepreneurs connects young people with innovative commercial ideas to the best training, access
to resources and mentor support.The Watershed programme has already been delivered successfully to 65
The 6 shortlisted teams that will join RGChallenge 2016 will get a unique chance to:
o Refine their current business plan by following the Business Model Canvas methodology delivered by
expert leaders in the field.
o Get advice from top mentors, who will share their skills and expertise in their respective fields such as
marketing and funding , helping them accelerate their ideas
o Structure their pitch and get trained by experts in order to present their idea successfully.
o Meet top investors and get valuable feedback, by presenting their refined pitch on the last day.