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Day 1 – Monday 2/7 – Piraeus

14:00 – 14:30 Embarkation
14:45 – 15:00 Welcome on Board
CruiseInn Crew
15:00 – 16:30 CruiseInn 2018: Challenges

Dimitra Vlachou – Celestyal Cruises
Vangelis Asvestas – Cisco
Harris Takas –

16:30 – 17:30 Who is Who

CruiseInn Crew

17:30 – 18:30 Safety Drill
18:30 – 20:30 Inspirational Stories
Philipp Brinkman – co-Founder & CEO, Tripsta S.A.
George Dimopoulos – Partner, VentureFriends
Thalia Geladaki –  CMO, Beat
20:30 – 22:00 Dinner


Day 2 – Tuesday 3/7 – Mykonos

7:00 Arrival at Mykonos
7:00-9:00 Breakfast
09:30-10:00 Briefing – Schedule of the day
10:30-12:30 Workshop #1

Digital Product Development
Savvas Georgiou – Welcome Pickups

12:30-15:00 Lunch
15:00-17:00 Free Time
17:00-18:00 Workshop #2 – Vasso Kalaitzidou, Associate Venture Friends

Does this startup make sense?
In the course of evaluating a startup idea, we try to answer some very basic questions. What’s the need? Why is this solution better than others? How big can it be? Are the people behind it all-star entrepreneurs?
In this interactive workshop, we will go through every step of the assessment process together and try to find answers that make sense. We’ll search and find the information in real time and use several techniques and tools in order to decide: Is my idea going to work or not?
18:00-19:00 Workshop #3

e-food Challenge
Harris Takas –

19:00-20:30 Free Time
20:30-22:00 Dinner


Day 3 – Wednesday 4/7 – Milos

7:00 Departure from Mykonos
7:00-9:00 Breakfast
09:30-10:00 Briefing – Schedule of the day
10:30-11:30 Workshop #4

Do these numbers make sense?

Financial planning is an integral part of business planning for startups and an essential communication tool for stakeholders. How do you determine your funding requirements? What is the best way to meet them? Should you avoid any mistakes during your company’s valuation? 

During an interactive session we will work on a spreadsheet and address the major parts of a financial plan, how to use it, tools and resources for getting started, and more.

Dora Trachana – Uni.Fund

11:30-12:30 Free Time
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:00 Arrival at milos
13:30-15:30 Workshop #5

B2B Sales & The Minimum Technical Requirements to go to market
Vangelis Asvestas – Distribution Account Manager, Lead IOT & Cloud, Cisco
George Bouloudis – Cisco Product Manager, Logicom

15:30-17:30 Free Time
18:00-20:30 Networking Event at Milos Island

Meet Local Entrepreneurs at Milos Island

20:30-22:00 Dinner
23:30 Departure from Milos


Day 4 – Thursday 5/7 – Santorini

8:00 Arrival at Santorini
7:00-9:00 Breakfast
09:30-10:00 Briefing – Schedule of the day
10:00-10:30 Talk – Vasso Kalaitzidou, Associate Venture Friends

The impossible side of the startup
Is holding your breath a valid way to get a VIP ticket to an Industry symposium? Is swearing on your booth’s walls allowed in tradeshows? How do you get to visit Tesla, NVIDIA, Apple, Salesforce, and Stanford if you don’t know anyone in Silicon Valley?  Can you close meetings with all the VCs you want next week? The startup life is full of cool acts of craziness and requires engineering innovative solutions to overcome impossible situations. Get ready for a laugh and be inspired to create your own stories.
10:30-12:30 Workshop #6 Harris Takas – Head of offline marketing,

Online & Offline Marketing for Digital Products
Define your priorities, your goals and the key metrics. How do you measure customer lifetime value? What should the acquisition cost be? How do I choose the right channels?

12:30-18:00 Free time
18:00-19:00 Workshop #7 Tasos Pagkakis – co-founder Borrow my Brain Consulting

Brand Management & PR for Startups

20:30-22:00 Dinner


Day 5 – Friday 6/7 – Santorini

7:00-9:00 Breakfast
09:30-10:00 Briefing – Schedule of the day
10:00-11:00 Departure
11:00-13:00 Experiential Event – Santowines

A unique wine tasting experience and the insights from a winery. We will also meet local entrepreneurs from Santorini island.
13:30-15:00 Experiential Event – D.Nomikos 

The history of the biggest tomato processing company in Greece and one of the oldest in the world. Insights from a family owned business that started from Santorini.

15:00-17:00 Return to Celestyal Crystal
17:00-21:00 Working & Networking – Free time
20:30-22:00 Dinner
23:00 Departure from Santorini


Day 6 – Saturday 7/7 – Heraklion

7:00 Arrival at Heraklion
7:00-9:00 Breakfast
09:00-09:30 Briefing – Schedule of the day
09:30-10:00 Departure from Crystal
10:00-15:30 Aldemar Resorts – Networking Event organized by Bizrupt
The tourism industry in Crete.

Alexandros Angelopoulos, CEO Aldemar Group
Dimitris Charitidis, Managing Director TEZ Tour Hellas

Technology & Gastronomy companies from Heraklion.

Yannis Charalambakis, CEO Noveltech
Aggela Anthoulaki, Co-founder & HR manager Enartia/Papaki
George Papadakis, CEO Phaistos Networks
Michalis Tsiknakis, CEO Cosmos Sport
Dimitris Makrilakis, CEO Cretalicious

15:30-16:30 Aldemar Resorts 
Lunch & Free Time
18:00-19:00 Experiential event
Heraklion City
19:30-20:30 Working & Networking – Free time
20:30-22:00 Dinner
23:30 Departure from Heraklion


Day 7 – Sunday 8/7 – Samos

8:00 Arrival at Samos
7:00-9:00 Breakfast
09:00-09:30 Briefing – Schedule of the day
10:00-16:00 Free Time
12:30-15:00 Lunch
16:00 – 19:00 Final Presentations and Prizes
20:30 Departure from Samos
20:30-22:00 Dinner
22:00 Closing Party


Day 8 – Monday 9/7 – Piraeus

7:00 Arrival at Piraeus
7:00 – 9:00 Breakfast