Workathlon, a Greek firm that finds, vets and hires the perfect workers in hospitality, was among the many startups from Greece chosen to attend a week-long boot camp on the Massachusetts Institute of Know-how in Boston throughout June 11–19.
The hospitality recruiting firm had beforehand participated within the MIT Enterprise Discussion board Startup Competitors that occurred in Greece and was among the many 10 finalists.
On the boot camp in Boston, all entrepreneurs participated in workshops that honed their enterprise abilities. They discovered about what it means to do enterprise within the U.S., visited labs and startups, linked with native entrepreneurs, and pitched to potential buyers.
“Having the chance to be a part of the US startup ecosystem impressed and motivated us to proceed innovating within the hospitality recruiting sector”, mentioned Katerina Santikou, Workathlon’s managing director.
“Our mission is to allow small- and medium-sized inns to recruit on the identical stage as giant chains do. We now have been repeatedly engaged on enhancements and instruments that may make recruiting more practical and are excited to announce them within the coming months.”
When referring to the expertise of attending the MIT Enterprise Discussion board Boot Camp, Ms Santikou underlined the “uniqueness” of the help community at Cambridge.
“Everybody I met with was prepared to assist me both by sharing their very own experiences and recommendation, introducing me to somebody who’s specialised in hospitality or to a possible investor. That is what we wish to carry again to Greece as effectively”, she mentioned.
“The hospitality sector in Greece has the chance to be on the forefront of innovation, to spark corporations that may higher service the business and create a novel hospitality ecosystem that may profit all corporations.”
In keeping with Ms Santikou, probably the most participating and provoking workshops she participated in on the boot camp was one which challenged entrepreneurs to deconstruct their beliefs and actively attempt to show them mistaken.
“I extremely encourage each entrepreneur to try this and what can be inconceivable to show mistaken is what actually sticks and is price pursuing. It’s virtually refreshing making an attempt to show your self mistaken, strive it.”