MITEF Greece Startup Competition 2015

Presented by MIT Enterprise Forum

MITEF Greece Startup Competition 2015

The MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Greece Startup Competition is a technology accelerating competition in which Greek startups compete for prizes. If you have an exciting new product or service, participating in MITEF Greece Startup Competition will give you access to the practical knowledge, mentorship, and resources to take your venture to the next level. Competition winners are the best of the best in Greece, and will receive global recognition through the MIT Enterprise Forum Global, a global network devoted to enabling early-stage entrepreneurs to transform ideas into world-changing companies, as well as through MIT Technology Review, a media company wholly owned by MIT.

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July 1, 2015: Winners Announced! Read the full announcement.

MIT Enterprise Forum Greece is proud to announce the 3 winners of MITEF Greece Startup Competition. The first prize winner is RTsafe, second prize winner is reportbrain Limited, and third prize winner is tomoTECH. We are all very excited with not just the promise of these exciting new technologies, but also the passion of the Greek entrepreneurs who have participated in our competition. Thank you all, and we are looking forward to next year's competition.

February 15, 2015: Semifinalists Selected! Read the full announcement.

Congratulations to the 25 semifinalist teams that were selected to advance to the next round of the MIT Enterprise Forum Greece Startup Competition. These teams will participate in an intensive 3 month period of workshops and mentoring.

Timeline / Application Questions

Key dates and deadlines for the MIT Enterprise Forum Greece Startup Competition.

  • November 17: Online Applications Open. Online application portal opens at 00:01 a.m. Athens time.
  • January 10, 2015: Application Deadline. Online application portal closes at 11:59 p.m. Athens time.
  • January 12 – January 31, 2015: Round 1 Judging. Judges evaluate applications and provide feedback to entrants. Each application receives scoring and feedback from multiple judges.
  • Week of February 1, 2015: Semifinalists Announced. Semifinalists are individually notified and advance to Round 2.
  • February 1 – May 17, 2015: Coaching and Workshop Program. Semifinalist startups refine all aspects of their venture during this intensive period with access to mentors, training workshops, marketing, media.
  • May 3 – May 13, 2015: Round 2 Judging. Semifinalist teams pitch to judges, highlight progress they've made.
  • Week of May 17, 2015: Finalists Announced. 10 finalist teams are announced and invited to pitch to a high-profile panel of judges.
  • June 2015: Final Judging and Award Ceremony. The top 10 startups pitch to a panel of judges, who pick winners. Winners and participants of the MIT Enterprise Forum Greece Startup Competition are celebrated.

Application Questions

Before entering your application, please read through the Application Questions and prepare your answers 

  1. Information about each team member, including a paragraph about their team role and their relevant experience.
  2. Elevator pitch for Twitter (140 characters)
  3. Full elevator pitch (500 characters)
  4. Tell us about your company
    1. What is your company’s name? (100 characters)
    2. Under which industry does your company fall?
    3. Was your company incorporated? If so, please include the type (Inc, LLC, etc). (100 characters)
    4. When and where was your company incorporated?
    5. Has your company received funding and how much? (100 characters)
    6. How many full/part-time employees does your company have? (100 characters)
    7. Please provide your company’s website.
    8. Please list your company’s advisors and/or board members. (500 characters)
  5. Product
    1. Please describe what problem you are trying to solve (500 characters)
    2. Briefly provide a summary of your solution to the problem. (500 characters)
    3. What is your product/service’s competitive advantage? (500 characters)
    4. How long can you maintain your competitive advantage? How will you do so? (500 characters)
    5. Does your product/service have an IP (intellectual property) component? (500 characters)
  6. Market & Competition
    1. What is your target market? (500 characters)
    2. What is the current size of the target market? (500 characters)
    3. What is the estimated annual growth of your target market? (500 characters)
    4. Who are your target customers? (500 characters)
    5. What steps have you taken to assess demand for your proposed product/service? (500 characters)
    6. In U.S. dollar terms, what is your estimated total addressable market? (500 characters)
    7. Who are your competitors in the market? (500 characters)
  7. Financials & Business model
    1. What is your company business model? (500 characters)
    2. How will your company make money? What will be its primary source of revenue? (500 characters)
    3. Does your company have revenues? If yes, how much? (500 characters)
    4. What funding is required to launch your company? If you have already launched and received funding, please discuss additional funding requirements. Please provide an explanation. (500 characters)
    5. What is your timeline for generating revenue after launch? (500 characters)
    6. Please provide financial projections. (500 characters)
    7. What is your timeline for breaking even after launch? (500 characters)
    8. What are your major challenges? How do you plan to address these challenges? (500 characters)
  8. MITEF Greece
    1. How do you expect MITEF Greece in general and the Startup Competition in particular to help your company? (500 characters)
    2. What do you expect to contribute to the local and global MITEF Community?

Supplemental Content

Required: Upload Executive Summary

Upload your executive summary, a 1-2 page PDF written summary covering the following topics:

  • Problem and solution
  • Business model
  • Proposed milestones
  • Market analysis
  • Intellectual property
  • Competition (including analysis and competitive advantages)
  • Revenue model/financial projections
  • Management team and Advisors / Board Members
  • Funding status


  • 2 pages, single-spaced on A4 paper with 2.5 cm margins (top, bottom, left and right). 12-point font with black text. No additional pages (title page, cover sheet etc.) may be submitted.
  • Must include team information
  • Must be in PDF format and submitted as a single file
  • May include images
  • May use any legible font
  • Unreadable submissions, as determined by the chapter, will be disqualified.
  • Cannot include links to online material such as websites or video.


Optional: 1-3 Minute Video Statement

A video statement, pitching your idea.


Optional: Personal Statement

A personal statement, a maximum of 3 pages, providing information that could not go into the executive summary. It should not be an addendum to the executive summary. Please be concise, less is more.

Examples of appropriate information to submit in the personal statement:

  • Images/diagrams to illustrate the idea
  • Slides of a pitch deck
  • Additional research, such as customer profiles


  • The personal statement may be a maximum of 3 pages, single-spaced on A4 paper with 2.5 cm margins (top, bottom, left and right). 12 point font with black text.
  • Must be in PDF format and submitted as a single file.
  • Cannot include links to online material such as websites or video.


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Key Dates
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Entry Deadline
Monday, November 17, 2014
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