About Startup Nation

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About Startup Nation

The complete directory for Greek start-ups & entrepreneurship

Startup Nation is the one-stop portal for innovators, startuppers and entrepreneurs of any stage or type. Includes all startup organizations targeting Greek startups. It is a free and will always be. This project is a result of hard work, research and deep market understanding that took almost 2 years. We carefully selected and categorized most of organizations, events, funds, places and resources -if not all. We try our best to keep the directory updated.

Greece & the startup ecosystem

While Greece has a strategic location dominating the Aegean Sea, the Greek economy has an unemployment of 22.5% (youth unemployment as high as 65%) and is still under recession. Greek GDP (PPP) is 18,103.97 USD ‎(2016) per capita and the average monthly wage is €1,092 (gross) and €917 (net). Greece has a complexed tax framework, bureaucracy, lack of access to capital and digital infrastructures. When it comes to taxation, the corporate income tax in Greece is 22%-45% and the VAT tax is 24%. Internet penetration of Internet is 53.4% of population and smart phone penetration is 59.5%.

The curator of Startup Nation

Tolis Aivalis, is the author of Startup Nation and the Founder and Managing Partner of AIVAL.COM. He is an international mentor, speaker and entrepreneur. He is also an instructor for KnowCrunch.

Born in 1973, he loves using disruptive innovative models on business and society. He helps promising businesses and talented people move their ideas forward. He has substantial management professional experience with a track record of innovation.

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