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Tourism, Gastronomy & Maritime | Sailing 23-29 June 2017

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So Get CruiseInn!

CruiseInn is a 7-day startup creation hackathon that takes place on an actual cruise ship sailing around the Aegean Sea. The hackathon focuses on industries that support the Greek economy. After a successful debut in 2015 and 2 great thematic cruises in 2016, CruiseInn returned in 2017 with a seven day cruise. “Tourism, Maritime & Gastronomy” is this year’s thematic. 
40 hand-picked participants will form teams to create new startup projects. At each stop, the participants will connect with the local innovation ecosystems, while the 3 best startups will be rewarded with prizes from our partners & sponsors. Want to start cruisin’ your entrepreneurial venture?

Learn & Connect
Educational bootcamp prior to cruise will help you learn all the startups essential and facilitate your team bonding. On-board training will help you refine your MVP before pitch it to the judges. Mentors and experts will be sailing with us to assist you in developing your project.

Your Idea into a Startup
Board CruiseInn, pitch your business idea and develop an MVP in 6 days. Thorough recruiting process guarantees quality collaborators to work with. Hopwave, Recisle, JourneyPost, met during Get CruiseInn 2015, sticked together and are still around developing their startup projects.

Oh, and don’t forget to have fun!
CruiseInn is all about rigorous startup schedule but having lots of fun as well! We’ll be sailing around the crystal blue waters of the Aegean Sea. We’ll be visiting Santorini, Cesme, Nafplion, Rhodes, Chania and Mykonos where you can either conduct your market validation or relax under the Aegean sun. Release tension at our after-hackathon disco party while sailing back to Lavrion!

Claim the Prizes!

3.500 euros in cash will be offered to the winning teams from Celestyal Cruises.

1 Full Tuition Scholarship (equal to 12,000€) for AUEB i-MBA Full-time program for the academic year 2017-18.

Winners will also be awarded with free incubation and access to our partners’ community networks and many more prizes.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for passionate students and young entrepreneurs interested in the field of Wine & Gastronomy, Tourism and Maritime who wish to join the fast growing startup ecosystem.
Are you a Developer, Designer, do you have Business – Management skills or an idea around our Challenges? Then, CruiseInn is waiting for you!

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Pre-cruise Educational Bootcamp


Get to know the CruiseInn Crew and your fellow participants before CruiseInn sets sail.
Pitch your ideas, vote for the best ones, form your teams and get ready for the CruiseInn experience!


Talk to the locals and tourists about your idea and receive their feedback on it, get introduced to a wine experience on this beautiful island.

Visit the second largest port of Turkey after Istanbul. Izmir is a busy commercial center that rests on a vast bay. 

You are here to test your product, even learn how much local companies pay for your idea.


Visit the old town with local young entrepreneurs and interact with the local community. We’ve organised a special event with Youth Entrepreneurship Club at the old port.

Visit to Aldemar Amilia Mare Resort where special speakers, activities and a glamorous meal await. Municipality of Rhodes powers or transport.


Stroll around the little streets of Little Venice, celebrate results of your 6day effort

Can you accept the challenge?

Happening 23-29 June 2017

For CruiseInn 2017 we are looking for innovative and disrupting products, services and business models in the Gastronomy and Food, Tourism and Maritime Industries.

A series of workshops by experienced professionals will help teams understand the biggest challenges the industries are facing. Your biggest challenge is to come up with robust and scalable solutions to those challenges.

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120€  +VAT 24%

Fee includes: Cruise fare, port taxes, cabin, on-board meals and drinks, educational bootcamp and on-board seminars.

Applications Closed

*You will be requested to provide the participation fee only after you have been selected to participate in CruiseInn 2017.

15/5: Applications Deadline
01/6: Participants Announcement
23/6: Get CruiseInn

Don’t you have an idea and need inspiration?

Discover the Challenges

Do you have more questions?

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Mentors, Speakers & Judges

More announcements on the way!
Until then, you can check out some experts from CruiseInn 2016.





Celestyal Cruises is the only home porting cruise operator in Greece and the preeminent cruise line for the Greek Islands, Turkey and Cuba.The Celestyal logo evokes the sea, the sun and the wind. It reflects the company’s commitment to its Hellenic roots, and to supporting the economy and preserving the environment of each destination it visits.Since 2011 Celestyal Cruises has been a member of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), a worldwide cruise industry alliance that promotes a safe, secure and healthy cruise ship environment.

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