06 - 08 June 2018, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Welcome to the 5th AGRI-FOOD MASTERCLASS

The annual Agri-Food Masterclass on Entrepreneurship,will take place this year in Heraklion, Crete, June 6-8, 2018, at the premises of FORTH and STEP-C. Teams/start-ups with activities in the fields of agri-food, agro/bio-technology, rural tourism, and related services are invited to participate at the Masterclass. This rotating Masterclass is organized by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Athens. This year the co-organizers are the Foundation for Research & Technology-Hellas (FORTH), the Science & Technology Park of Crete (STEP-C), the Technological Educational Institute of Crete (TEI of Crete) with the support of the Region of Crete.

The 3-day Masterclass aims to help start-ups work on their business propositions, develop entrepreneurial competences, optimize their business idea, network and explore the business possibilities of the European and world market.

The Masterclass will be delivered by StartLife, a leading Dutch organisation in the development of entrepreneurship in the agri-food sector. Start-life.nl which in the past 6 years has helped more than 170 start-ups develop innovations in the Food and Agriculture sectors, belongs to The Food Valley region, centered at Wageningen UR (University and Research Center), one of the most prominent agri-food and nutrition research centers in Europe. Invited company to the event is Tropos Branding Co (member of the DKG Group, www.tropos.gr) which will train the participants on Communication and Media skills, needed when developing a business.

The event is an initiative and held with the kind support of the Netherlands Embassy in Athens, as part of its aim to support youth entrepreneurship in the agri-food sector, but also share Dutch knowledge and expertise to enable young entrepreneurs strengthen the start-up eco-system in Greece.

The Masterclass is open to individuals or teams, aged 18-45. Interested participants need to complete and submit, by May the 21st, an application form to: e-mail: saitakis{at}stepc.gr, which will be evaluated by a selection committee. The working language of the Masterclass is English.

Additional information is available on the Masterclass website (www.agrifoodmasterclass.com), the tel: +302810391908 and email: saitakis{at}stepc.gr.

The winning team will receive a free ticket to the Netherlands from Orange Grove Athens, the opportunity to participate in the incubation program of Start Life at Wageningen Campus for 4-6 weeks with individual mentoring, support and seminars.

Masterclass will be held on the premises of FORTH, in Heraklion.

It is supported by the Region of Crete, the Pancretan Cooperative Bank and the Chamber of Heraklion

Supported by

Περιφέρεια Κρήτης

Heraklion Chamber of Commerce and Industry



Start Life





Start Life

TEI of Crete