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SEERC Seminar “Venture Capital Opportunities in South-East Europe: From Idea to Profit”

On Thursday, March 28, SEERC organised at the premises of Technopolis Thessaloniki a very successful seminar entitled “Venture Capital Opportunities in South-East Europe: From Idea to Profit”. The event was dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship and introduced SEERC’s new project ‘VIBE - Venture Initiative in the Balkan Europe’ to the over 70 participants. The audience included new and experienced entrepreneurs, public authorities, academia, consultants, support agencies, associations and other key players.

SEERC Seminar “Venture Capital Opportunities in South-East Europe: From Idea to Profit”

VIBE is an EU funded project in the framework of the ‘SEE Transnational Cooperation Programme’ with the primary objective to support facilitation of innovation and entrepreneurship in the region of South-East Europe (SEE). VIBE aims at fostering the creation and growth of innovative SMEs and start-up companies through a large array of actions.

The event featured presentations by representatives from SEERC and business professionals who gave their input on today’s innovation and financing policy for innovative SMEs in SEE, the use of mentoring, the role of venture capital companies and the opportunities offered to start-ups at Venture Forums. SEERC announced its offer to support a number of selected start-up companies to participate at the upcoming Balkan Venture Forum in Sofia on 21-22 May 2013. A lively discussion concluded the seminar. The event was supported by Technopolis Thessaloniki ICT Business Park and SEPVE - the Association of IT Companies of Northern Greece.

More information about VIBE and the Balkan Venture Forum in Sofia can be attained from: SEERC, abofinger@seerc.org .

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