RGChallenge is back!

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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
Hellenic world.

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
entrepreneurs.

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.
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