The National Bank of Greece
The NBG Business Seeds is a program supporting innovative and outward-looking entrepreneurship. At the same time, it highlights ideas and projects, educates and mentors teams, but also provides infrastructure, networking and financing. All the participants of the competition receive information and mentoring by the Bank’s executives and the executives of our partners. Furthermore, everyone has an opportunity to present their idea, meet the other participants, as well as to learn more about the innovation support programs provided by our partners. Aside from the competition phase and the awarding of the proposals through the annual Innovation & Technology Competition, emphasis is given to supporting selected proposals that received a distinction.
Furthermore, special emphasis is given to the mentoring of the teams by experienced NBG executives, who, having a professional experience of more than 20 years in various sectors, will suggest targeted solutions to improve every innovative endeavor.
Additionally, there are targeted actions for providing financial support to companies in cooperation with The People’s Trust. There are selected companies that participate in lending and equity financing actions, as well as mentoring and networking actions in cooperation with Google, Grant Thornton, Watson, Farley & Williams, Israel Advanced Technology Industries (IATI), American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, Census, ΜcKinsey, KEMEL, Endeavor Greece, InnoEnergy, KiNNO, National Documentation Centre, the Onassis Foundation, Amazon, Microsoft, PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PwC), Accenture, (HIGGS) Higher Incubator Giving Growth & Sustainability, OK!Thess, CapsuleT, H2B Hub, the ΕΙΤ Climate-Kic Hub Greece and the ARCHIMIDES Center.