Translated from: closeupmag.gr
One of the hottest topics online and in magazines lately is girls leading businesses excelling in technology and innovation. Girls in tech have to show that in the “Wild West” of Texas, traditional male startup stereotypes no longer stand.
A month ago, five girls traveled from Greece to Austin, Texas to present their business ideas and seek development opportunities for their startup companies at SXSW Interactive. Between busy schedules, countless appointments with mentors and potential investors, numerous corporate events and the bustling startup village, where hundreds of organizations and companies from all over the world clamor for their share of the market, these girls were able to prominently display some of the most noteworthy startups in Greece.
Among them are, Alceste Zina’s Bluperty, an electronic platform for simplified and transparent real estate auctions, Zoe Giavri’s TomoTECH, an advanced cloud-based software for processing DTI, fMRI and Perfusion MRI exams, and Anna Kasimati’s isMOOD, which analyzes social media in real-time to help their clients monitor, predict and shape public opinion. You will also find Daphne Tsevreni’s award winning application Clio Muse, which draws inspiration from the mythological muse Clio, narrating cultural stories for museums and showroom tours. The main supporters of the Greek delegation at this year’s SXSW included Angeliki Karagiannakis, Athens Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ACE) from the Economic University of Athens, the International Accelerator and the Hellenic Initiative. At SXSW, both difficulties and opportunities present themselves to new Greek entrepreneurs seeking to maintain their base in Greece, while operating in a global marketplace.