Open Coffee Galway & Open Coffee Thessaloniki

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Open Coffee Galway will be holding a very interesting evening of collaboration with Open Coffee Thessaloniki Greece via Skype tomorrow evening.

Open Coffee Galway will be held at the Webworks building in the evening due to the difference of time zones and for people to be able to attend after working hours on Tuesday the 18th of January 2011.

The Open Coffee group in Thessalonki is run and organised by both Apostolos Kritikos and George Gatos.

Apostolos Kritikos from Open Coffee Thessaloniki will introduce himself to the Open Coffee Group in Galway via Skype.

Ellen Dudley of Crowdscanner and Ina will be giving short introductions via Skype to the Open Coffee Thessaloniki Group.

Why Link up?

Greece like Ireland is currently facing chronic emigration and unemployment. The syncing of the Open Coffee clubs could possibly lead to collaboration opportunities. In Greece they have created a small network of existing start-ups through the Open Coffee network, including people that would like to create a start up, an umbrella of experts that supports the Open Coffee network in Greece that help it to grow.

However in this time of economic crisis entrepreneurship on a national level is not enough.

Open Coffee Meetings around Europe create healthy spots of entrepreneurship. Connecting them could lead to:

  • Innovative ideas circulation
  • Entrepreneurship acceleration…

and even possible international cooperation (in both B2B and B2C perspectives) further down the road…

Open Coffee Thessaloniki

The Group runs like Open Coffee Galway once a month.
The short video below shows how big an event it is for them.

Green Technology Theme & Agenda

21_property_21Maria Malindretou & Panos Voulgaris two architects from Mal-Vi Architects, will be giving a short presentation on Marvin the eco-sustainable, energy efficient catamaran they have designed which has already caught the eye of some European companies. Sotiris Milonas is presenting an online, environment friendly, network of hotels, GreenHotels. This platform is a place that hosts information and promotes hotels that both apply environment friendly policies and aim in natural resource preservation. Hans Buster, founder of Vitaverde. Vitaverde aims in transforming a place of the city to an “oasis” of green, increasing the quality of life for everyone.

Open Coffee Galway will also discuss the Endeavour program.

Social Bits will be hosting the Open Coffee Galway event at the Webworks Galway building in the city centre at 6pm.

Links

Open Coffee Galway

Open Coffee Thessaloniki

Twitter: ocgalway and opencoffeegr

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One Comment to “Open Coffee Galway & Open Coffee Thessaloniki”

  1. OCGalway 17 January 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    Open Coffee Galway & Open Coffee Thessaloniki http://www.galwayopencoffee.com/2011/01/


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