Twenty-One Greek startups present at the South by Southwest® Interactive Festival (SXSW®) with the support of The Hellenic Initiative (THI)


April 20, 2016

Athens, March 7, 2016

The Hellenic Initiative (THI), along with the International Accelerator and the US Embassy in Greece, will support the ”Greek Booth” at SXSW® Interactive for the third consecutive year. The event will take place March 11-15, 2016, in Austin, Texas (USA). The booth will host Greek entrepreneurs representing promising Greek startups. These teams will also participate in a Pitch Competition, presenting their companies in front of investors.

During the past 3 years nearly 60 companies have participated in SXSW with 6 of them alone raising an excess of $20 million.

This year a total of 21 companies will be directly supported by The Hellenic Initiative and an additional 8 by the U.S. Embassy in Greece representing technology and innovation as well as the creative industries.

Connecting entrepreneurs to capital through SXSW® reaffirms THI’s belief that fostering entrepreneurship is key to building a new generation of creative and innovative business that can contribute to Greece’s future prosperity.

The, THI sponsored, participating Greek startups this year include: