Hellenic Business Network

HBN’s Big Idea Competition (HBN-BIC) Inaugural Reception
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Hellenic Business Network

5/4/2007   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Consulate General Of Greece
86 Beacon Street
MA 02114



Please join us at the Inaugural Reception of Hellenic Business Network’s Big Idea Competition (HBN-BIC)!

The HBN-BIC is an entrepreneurship competition where individuals with business ideas submit business plan summaries to be evaluated by distinguished judges. In the ancient Greek tradition of inclusiveness and meritocracy, there are no entry restrictions and anyone with a good idea can compete. The HBN will mentor the contestants and provide the platform for them to form strong managerial teams with complementary talents and expertise. The participants will learn how to make their entrepreneurial visions become reality and the winners can earn up to $20,000 to help them launch their companies. More...

The HBN is looking forward to your participation in this exciting process as a contestant or mentor or judge and the organizers will be delighted to answer all your questions.

RSVP is Required Please click here to register for this event »  
6:30 PM
Networking - over hors d'oeuvre and Greek wine  
7:00 PM
Welcome and Acknowledgments
John Dimitrakakis
HBN Founder and President
    Welcoming Remarks
Hon. Constantinos Orphanides
Consul General of Greece

"The premier entrepreneurship competition in the world: MIT$100K"
Ms. Karina Drees

Lead Organizer MIT100K

Ms. Karina Drees is an entrepreneur, a ‘07 MBA candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Chair of the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition. Run entirely by student volunteers, the MIT $100K has become known around the world as the leading business plan competition as it serves as a launchpad for aspiring entrepreneurs at MIT and within the Boston community with the goal of creating tomorrow’s leading firms by bringing MIT-developed technologies to the world market. With a passion for entrepreneurship, Karina is an advocate for creating competitions to bring about innovation. While at MIT, she collaborated with world leader in space travel entrepreneurship and innovation Dr. Peter Diamandis, and helped the X PRIZE Foundation launch its two most recent prizes for automotive technology and genomics. 


"The Hellenic Business Network Entrepreneurship Competition: Big Ideas"
Dr. Andreas Mershin

Lead Organizer
HBN Big Idea Competition ( HBN-BIC)

Dr. Andreas Mershin is an entrepreneur and a postdoctoral associate at the Center for Biomedical Engineering at MIT where he develops the next generation of bio-inspired nanomaterials for sensing and energy applications. Andreas received his PhD in Physics under the guidance of world-famous theoretical physicist Prof. Dimitri Nanopoulos of Texas A&M University and Athens Academy and is co-founder of the “Molecular Frontiers Inquiry Prize” a “mini-Nobel” prize for children under the auspices of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Andreas who is a past business idea competition winner and a MIT $100K contestant, leads the HBN-BIC effort.

8:00 PM
Networking continues  

Food /Drinks


Hors d’oeuvres - Greek Wine



John Dimitrakakis
Founder & President
Hellenic Business Network (HBN)
(617) 828-7542
  Andreas Mershin, Ph.D.
Lead Organizer
HBN Big Idea Competition
(617) 515-4192
Georgia D. Antonopoulos, MBA
Business Development Chair
HBN Big Idea Competition
(617) 308-2398
  Danae Rouseli, MSc in Marketing
Marketing Chair
HBN Big Idea Competition

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