As Greece continues to undergo economic hardships, many countries, companies and organizations are trying to help the country carve a path to recovery. The
“We believe in the power of each and every individual to act as a changemaker in Greece’s path toward recovery.
Venture Garden is a comprehensive educational and training program that helps emerging entrepreneurs of all ages and backgrounds to develop their skills, gain access to a continuously growing entrepreneurial network and receive hands-on training. The program provides training to translate an idea into a viable business plan and comprehensive mentorship to implement the plan and build a revenue-generating business.
Since inception, Venture Garden has supported more than 400 participants in Athens and Thessalonica, and more than 1,000 people have engaged in the evaluation process and/or attended public seminars in Athens, Thessaloniki, Korinthos, Kalamata, Volos and Kavala. Though in its early stages, the program has succeeded in supporting growth with participants accessing funding and increasing customer and employee base.
“Our program is an enabler of ideas worth pursuing, and this is what The
Venture Garden is a project co-created by the ALBA Graduate Business School at the American College of Greece in Athens and Anatolia School of Business at the American College of Thessaloniki, with the support of The Hellenic Initiative (THI).