CruiseInn is a 7-day startup creation hackathon that takes place on a cruise ship during a cruise around the Aegean Sea.

For 2017, CruiseInn will take place only once; the cruise will be on June 23rd-29th with a focus on Tourism, Gastronomy and Maritime.

CruiseInn is organized by ThinkBiz, the first student entrepreneurship club in Greece, and Celestyal Cruises, Greece’s largest cruises company. CruiseInn couldn’t have happened without the support of our sponsors.

Participation fee will be used to cover port authorities taxes and you will be asked to proceed with the payment only after you have been invited to participate in CruiseInn. With the help of our sponsors we have reduced this fee to 120 euros (+VAT 24%), which also includes your cruise fare, cabin, meals and drinks during the entire cruise. Pretty sweet deal if you ask us. (:
Having financial hardship but really want to get on-board? Don’t hesitate to drop us a line at ahoy@getcruiseinn.com or find out more about scholarships that our partners network may announce.

The cruise stops at Santorini, Izmir, Nafplion, Chania, Rhodes, Cesme, Mykonos. During all cruises we will be off-boarding the ship to either visit local innovation ecosystem stakeholders or enjoy some free time. During that time you are free to either work on your project (an idea would be to talk to local people to validate your idea) or relax under the Greek sun.

Although we would have loved to make CruiseInn as big as possible, we can only host 40 participants at each cruise. We want to have people with quality and matching skills, valid startup ideas and passion and commitment to go with their projects forward after CruiseInn 2017 ends. If you don’t get invited to join us it doesn’t mean you don’t fit in the description above, it rather means we need one more cruise next year.

On-board, standard rules and regulations coming with your cruise fare apply. Please listen carefully and follow the instructions of the ship crew. During on locations, you are kindly requested to take care of your own security. We do not cover your travel insurance. Celestial Cruises’ General Conditions of Carriage of Passengers and their Luggages are applicable. http://www.celestyalcruises.com/gr/category/terms-and-conditions-of-carriage/index.html

By applying for and participating in CruiseInn 2017 you consent that the personal data you submit to us (eg. CVs) will be used by us and our partners for recruiting and other purposes. We will not share your submitted personal data with non-partners. Please take notice that CruiseInn 2017 will be filmed for social media and after-event pictures and videos, in which you might appear.

Applicants should follow the formal procedure for admission to the program and submit their application form along with the respective documents to the program’s secretariat (47A Evelpidon Str. & 33, Lefkados Str., GR 11362, Athens, Greece, room 805), by June 9th, 2017, with the label “CruiseInn 2017 Scholarship”.

Only the 35 applicants selected to be on-board will be eligible for the scholarship. After the i-MBA screening process the  secretariat will announce the 1 scholar with the best ranking.
For further information you may contact the Program’s secretariat at imba@aueb.gr.

Some of our partners may decide to cover the participation fee for some of their community members. If you have given a Scholarship/Fellowship code you may refer it in your application. Please consider that Scholarship programs target to give a chance to young talents with economic hardship, so be wise when you decide to claim one. A scholarship code doesn’t secure you will be selected as a participant for CruiseInn 2017. The scholars of each fellowship program will be selected based on the results of their application assessment.

Panorama for Entrepreneurship and Career Development conference covers the participation fee for the two most talented participants of CruiseInn 2017. All applicants are eligible and will be assessed for this scholarship. Panorama 2017 volunteers will have priority to be selected for this scholarship as Panorama fellows.

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