The program is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Athens as part of its campaign “USA-Greece: Celebrating 200 Years of Friendship” commemorating Greece’s Bicentennial.
It is also under the auspices of the “Greece 2021” Committee.
THI says “Connect the Dots” will assist the dynamic and gifted young entrepreneurs who are building the New Greece to bond with the brightest lights of the Greek Diaspora.
“Connect the Dots” will bring together two worlds. It will connect talented and promising entrepreneurs from Greece with professionals in the U.S. who are part of groups like THI’s bright New Leaders community.
The aim is to connect these communities in a meaningful and structured way, enabling them to learn from each other and provide valuable support and mentorship, helping Greek companies to grow and flourish.
The program marks one more great example of cooperation between the U.S. Embassy in Athens and The Hellenic Initiative to support Greece’s startup ecosystem and foster Greece’s economic development.
Hellenic Initiative to work with US Embassy
The US Ambassador in Athens Geoffrey Pyatt said that THI and the Embassy will work together to match successful Greek American business leaders with young Greek entrepreneurs.
“The Greek diaspora and especially organizations like THI help to put our democratic principles into practice, forming a vital bridge between the peoples of our two countries.
Much like other programs we have partnered on with THI in the past, “Connect the Dots” underscores our commitment to support Greece’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and long-term economic development to benefit both our countries,” Pyatt said.
Dean Metropoulos, THI Board Member, stated: “THI is honored to be working for yet another year together with the U.S. Embassy in Athens, this time under the auspices of the “Greece 2021” Committee. Our focus on job creation and economic development for Greece and its people is growing bigger, especially as we witness the ecosystem’s successes.
The Hellenic Initiative (THI), which was founded in 2012 by members of the global Greek Diaspora and philhellene communities to respond to the worsening economic crisis and to support and shape Greece’s long-term recovery, has shifted gears to help the people of Greece and its successful new startups weather the COVID-19 challenge.