Mission

The 40+/60+ generation has been hit hard by the Crisis in Greece. While many of its members would like to become entrepreneurs they hesitate to do so. Our mission is to provide support and tools to these individuals so that they can take advantage of their multiple resources- experience, skills, talents- and reach their entrepreneurial potential. The time has come for a supportive ecosystem for this generation!!!!

 

OUR STORY

Since 2014 Dr.Ioanna Sapfo Pepelasis had the vision of creating an organization to encourage and help mature start-uppers. In 2015 she made the leap forward to found TAKEOFFGREECE with Elina Paraskevopoulou and Barbara Mergou. Barbara is at the moment non active but near us in spirit.

THE TAKE OFF GREECE TEAM TODAY AND CURRENT ACTIVITY

TAKE OFF GREECE  has evolved and  now consists of a seven member team: Dr. Ioanna Sapfo Pepelasis, AUEB (Mission coordination, Business Plan); Elina Paraskevopoulou, Lawyer (Legal  expertise); Lee Poseidon, Jumpstart USA (Development Strategy); Dr. Irini Rigopoulou, University of Aegean/AUEB,(Business and Marketing ); Dr.Angeliki Karagiannaki, AUEB  (Bootcamp, Incubation); Alexis Komselis, ALBA (technical training); Dr. Nikitas Kastis, Mind 2 innovate (Human resources and funding).

Following a bootcamp we organised  in January 2017 at ACEin and a workshop at ALBA in February 2017, we made our official launch in March 2017 at the Numismatic Museum.

Our current activity for the autumn-winter of 2017 is that of  providing business coaching to a select group of 40+/60+ ‘Take Offers’,  who are at the moment in various stages of evolution in the development of their start-up business. In addition, we are learning more on how the international ecosystem on senior entrepreneurship operates.

In parallel with the above, the academic members of TAKE OFF GREECE are conducting research at their institutions on the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of start-uppers who have received incubation in Greece.

Please consult our Facebook pages (See below) to find material on  us , our ‘Take Offers’, and our events. We also post: interviews we have taken from prominent 40+ /60+ entrepreneurs and life coaches, informative articles by others on mature entrepreneurship and what the Greek press has written about us.

 

 

The 40+/60+ generation has been hit hard by the Crisis in Greece. While many of its members would like to become entrepreneurs they hesitate to do so. Our mission is to provide support and tools to these individuals so that they can take advantage of their multiple resources- experience, skills, talents- and reach their entrepreneurial potential. The time has come for a supportive ecosystem for this generation!!!!

 

FACEBOOK PAGES AND CONTACT

YOU CAN FIND INFORMATIVE MATERIAL ON OUR THREE FACEBOOK PAGES WHICH ALSO SERVE AS OUR ELECTRONIC CONTACT WITH OUR MEMBER TAKE OFFERS THE FRIENDS OF TAKEOFFGREECE ANDTHE  WIDER COMMUNITY.

These facebook pages are:

Takeoffgreece. Initiative for the support of 40+ start-uppers

Takeoffgreece. Initiative for the support of 60+ start-uppers

Take off Greece (closed group which you are welcome to join)

Should you wish to become a friend of TAKE OFF GREECE or join our group of Take Offers and receive coaching please contact us through any of the three facebook pages.

BELOW IS INFO ON WORDPRESS THAT HAS MADE THIS SITE POSSIBLE !