Ennovation is an international university competition on Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The competition runs by a network of 21 universities in Greece and Cyprus with the organizational support of the Athens University of Economics & Business.
The competition aims to promote new entrepreneurial ideas, based on innovation and new technologies, competitiveness in the global market and sustainable development.
The competition has three distinct streams: The Entrepreneurship Stream focuses on innovative ideas that address a specific market need or opportunity. The Research Stream is specifically addressed to researchers and research teams wishing to take the outcome of their research efforts to the market. The Young Entrepreneurship Stream is specifically addressed to very early stage innovative ideas. Proposals submitted to the three streams are separately evaluated, following a distinct template for Phase II and respective evaluation criteria.



Deadline: June 30th 2021

Groups of students/researchers send a description of their idea,
in 1 to 3 pages.



Deadline: January 2022

The teams that progress
to this phase have the opportunity to develop a more detailed version of their idea, their business model and/or prototype.



Deadline: March 2022

The teams that progress to this phase are invited to present their case to a committee of investors and experts.

The Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony

The winning teams are announced

Mentoring & Support

Mentoring & Support

Mentoring & Support to the winning teams.

Organized by

Sponsors 2021

Gold Sponsor

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Silver Sponsors

viva wallet

Supported by

accelerator archimedes
unifund logo
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Does your startup have what it takes to compete in the largest international startup competition?

What is StartUp World Cup?
Startup World Cup is one of the largest and leading global annual startup competitions worldwide. Created by Pegasus Tech Ventures, the Startup World Cup team, together with local regional partners, look for the most promising startups from over 50 regions worldwide.
From 12,000 startups only one startup will be crowned as the global winner in the final competition and win an investment prize of 1,000,000 USD!

Past Sponsors

Community Partners

Collaborating Universities

Agricultural University of Athens

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Athens University of Economics and Business

Democritus University of Thrace

Frederick University

Harokopio University

International Hellenic University

Ionian University

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

National Technical University of Athens

Panteion University

Technical University of Crete

University of the Aegean

University of Crete

University of Cyprus

University of Ioannina

University of Macedonia

University of Nicosia

University of Patras

University of Peloponnese

University of Piraeus

University of Thessaly

University of West Attica

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Athens Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
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Athens University of Economics & Business
ELTRUN: The E-Business Research Center
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Athens Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
T +30 210 82 03 827

International Hellenic University
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Unit

University of Nicosia
School of Business
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