Have you ever thought of starting your own business or bringing an innovative idea to life in a small rural village? Have you ever thought of transforming your life and creating something from scratch in a pristine area that is being reborn? Have you ever wondered how you should start your own business and whether you will succeed? Entrepreneurship is reaching new “heights” at an altitude of 900m and the very first “highland” business incubator in a small rural village in Greece is a fact! Become a member and join us!
In the heart of Mount Parnon and the village of Vamvakou, the very first business center is being established, a collaborative coworking space that ignites ideas as part of where the Vamvakou Revival initiative is being implemented with the exclusive support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). Its aim is to bring people who share a common vision together to revive and rejuvenate the rural areas of Greece and who dream to shape their own future by bringing their sustainable business idea to life. The main pillars of action would be tourism, agrifood, culture and innovation.
Within this context, Vamvakou Revival is inviting individuals with ideas and a vision, startups, but also business groups to submit an application of interest with their business proposal for their participation in the first cycle of Business Support and Hosting within the facilities of Vamvakou Incubator. The call for proposals will begin on October 10th 2022 and will remain open for two months.
This new facility will support ideas, individuals or groups, so that they may elaborate their business idea, create a new or expand their existing business. Specifically, the first cycle aims to support ten business schemes: five (5) businesses that will be established in Vamvakou and five (5) groups or potential entrepreneurs with their business establishment in the wider Peloponnese Region.
The business incubator is partially funded by the ‘Peloponnese’ Operational Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2014 – 2020 and under the pivotal strategy to “Enhance the competitiveness, attractiveness and extroversion of the Region, transition to quality entrepreneurship with innovation as a peak and increasing regional added value”. Also, the structure and its operation are supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), as part of the Vamvakou Revival initiative.