Organised by InnoEnergy, PowerUp! is the biggest annual competition that aims to select and accelerate the best start-ups from central and eastern Europe working on sustainable energy. This year, candidates selected during Regional Finals, which were held in 12 countries, presented their innovative ideas in front of the jury of Grand Final in Budapest. Winners received financial prizes, as well as access to InnoEnergy’s prestigious accelerator, the so-called Highway, for transforming ideas and projects into a market reality.
Grand Final offered a unique opportunity to participate in pitching sessions, business networking and discussions with industry experts, and hear from inspiring speakers as well. It is worth mentioning that the event’s keynote speaker was Mr. Jonas Kjellberg, co-founder of Skype, Campuz Mobile and Player.IO, serial entrepreneur and one of the creators of Gear Up, a framework to help people to transform ideas into a high-potential venture.
Mr. Kokkinoplitis was a jury member at Athens Regional Final, which took place on the 2nd of October 2017, and as an honored guest he also attended Grand Final, which was held at RaM Colosseum in Budapest on the 22nd of November 2017.