March 30, 12:30-13:30 (Session 1) // 13:30-14:30 (Session 2) in Conference Suites, Athens Concert Hall

Entrepreneurship can be taught. It is not instinctive but rather a systematic problem solving process. In this workshop, you will get an introduction to the way entrepreneurship is taught in the introductory courses at MIT.

Professor of the Practice
MIT Sloan School of Management

March 30, 12:30-13:30 (Session 1) // 13:30-14:30 (Session 2) in Conference Suites, Athens Concert Hall

So you have started your business. How do you grow it? This workshop will teach you the scaling essentials of building a team, early leadership calibration, capital efficiency, values and tools for a sustainable culture, and how to avoid common pitfalls when scaling quickly.

Kosta Ligris is a senior Entrepreneur in Residence at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, and Lecturer at MIT Sloan, where he teaches Building an Entrepreneurial Venture. He is the founder and CEO of one of Boston's fastest growing Fintech startups, Stavvy. Under his leadership, Stavvy (a) raised the largest Series A round in New England history for any PropTech, LegalTech, or FinTech startup and (b) has grown from 8 employees to over 160 employees in 18 months.

Entrepreneur, EIR, & Lecturer

March 31, 12:30-13:30 (Session 1) // 13:30-14:30 (Session 2) in Conference Suites, Athens Concert Hall

When you start a company, you quickly learn that life's a pitch! Which is fine: you want to tell everyone about your amazing innovation, right? And there is no shortage of people with advice about exactly what and how you should pitch. The process rapidly gets confusing, stressful, and frustrating.

Join us for a one hour session on the "Perfect Pitch" method, a simple, straightforward system that helps you to tell your story in your way, while making it clear, concise and compelling to your target audience. You will learn the 3 parts of every pitch, the 4 types of pitches, and the 10 Questions every pitch should answer. Each of these tools are designed to produce pitches that are rich in content and value, reflecting your passion, vision and integrity.

Principal Investor, Plano and Simple

March 31, 12:30-13:30 (Session 1) // 13:30-14:30 (Session 2) in Conference Suites, Athens Concert Hall

Join us for a hands-on introduction to product design for entrepreneurs! This 1-hr workshop focuses on product design principles, with a strong emphasis on human-centered design. You'll learn how to identify your target audience's needs, preferences, and pain points and translate those insights into innovative product ideas. We'll explore the value and mechanisms of rapid prototyping, so you can quickly bring your product ideas to life and test them with your customers. You'll learn how to test your product's functionality, usability, and desirability, and develop an MVP that will effectively meet your customers' needs.

Entrepreneur in-Residence & Lecturer

March 31, Conference Suites, Athens Concert Hall

Note: OpenAI workshop is *invite only*

Chat GPT, the powerful language model developed by OpenAI, has been generating a lot of excitement in the media and we have received multiple requests to learn more about its capabilities. We are excited to have this opportunity to have a conversation with Startups about underlying trends driving such AI breakthroughs, potential use cases for Chat GPT and the Azure OpenAI service

    In this workshop, we will be discussing
  • A demonstration of Chat GPT in action
  • ChatGPT integration with Bing
  • GitHub’s Copilot & Codex
  • OpenAI enabled “Speaker Coach” for Teams
  • A demonstration of Azure OpenAI Services and how to infuse them in your apps
  • Microsoft’s commitment to ethical & responsible AI
  • How to access OpenAI tools through Microsoft for free today
  • Workshop Speakers:

Yianni Touliatos

Regional Technology Director


Vassilis Salis

Regional Technology Strategist