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Six Greek Start-Ups that Might Help Crisis-Stricken Economy

ellada-oikonomia-krisi-bouliSix Greek start-up companies that might help the ailing Greek economy participate in a week-long accelerator program that started in London on Sunday, says a Telegraph report.
Reload Greece, which has helped entrepreneurs raise 1.37 million euros in funding over the last 18 months, is behind the intense accelerator program with the aim to make an immediate impact to the ailing Greek economy.
Reload Greece is a non-profit organization that encourages entrepreneurship from Greek expats and others that will help the crisis-stricken Greek economy.
“As we are based in London, we are tapping into the diaspora, the global community who are connected with Greece,” co-founder Effie Kyrtata told The Telegraph.
According to the report, the six start-ups that are shortlisted are:
CleanHands (scholarship winner): a non-profit organization that is recycling unused soap bars and toiletries from hotels, turning them into low-cost, eco-friendly personal hygiene and household cleaning products.
Unnamed: they develop a chemical formula to preserve and protect historical sites and monuments from surface vandalism such as graffiti.
Mastiha World: the only UK-based company that specializes in the Chios mastiha tree resin liqueur and aims at distributing the product to the mass market.
MetaLearner: this business allows people to manage their own education through free and paid online and physical courses. the first international online platform for civil weddings will provide a live schedule covering two years of available dates and times for ceremonies.
Charisma Gifts: an online shop that will sell exclusive handmade delicacies, accessories, homeware and body care products made by Greek businesses.
The six companies will work with expert mentors and investors, including Google executive Steve Vranakis and George Kartakis of Paypal-owned Braintree, to refine their ideas before pitching them to investors.

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