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How it all started

In a creative moment, a team of 7 people from ThinkBiz and StartupBus decided to give a try on a completely wild idea. Create the first student entrepreneurship competition on a boat.

cruiseinn 2015 crew

Of course they couldn’t do it alone, and that’s where Celestyal Cruises comes in to help by offering tickets to one of its cruises. So CruiseInn was officially on!

The Cruise

Starting from the port of Piraeus, on June 1st, a boat with 38 participants set sail for a 4-day trip on the Aegean sea. The target: form a team and develop a basic MVP and business plan for your idea.

cruiseinn route

The cruise consisted of 6 stops: Mykonos, Kusadassi, Patmos, Rhodes, Heraklion and Santorini. The teams were supported with on-boat workshops and trainings from experienced mentors.

The Numbers
161 Applicants
38 Participants
14 Media Sponsors
8 Mentors

The Social Reach
990 Facebook Likes
204 instagram Followers
200+ #cruiseINN Mentions
45,000+ Total Reach

The Winners

The Social Aspect
CruiseInn was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism, and Visit Greece.

The Nominations
CruiseInn is nominated on the “Educational Programs” category of Startup Greece Awards 2016.

startup greece awards

The Sponsors
CruiseInn would not have been made possible if it wasn’t for our amazing Partners & Sponsors.

cruiseinn15 partners

They Wrote About Us
A unique contest-slash-cruise for student and young entrepreneurs” –

The cruise ship of entrepreneurship” – Huffington Post Greece

Innovative startup contest on a cruise in the Aegean Sea” – OneMan

Seven startups docked in the port” –

Setting sail for new ideas” –

The challenge has been laid. If you’re ready to join, apply” – epixeiro

So, down’t waste time, apply for CruiseInn 2016 now!

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