New report by Endeavor Greece, Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and EY Greece on the mismatch between the country’s competitive advantages, the market needs and the educational system. University graduates are mostly irrelevant to the market needs and, at the same time, Greek companies, even the new ones, focus mainly on sectors with limited potential, they do not offer quality jobs and do not follow global trends in the labor market.
Endeavor Greece reports on company formation based on data from General Commercial Registry (GEMI). For 2016, Endeavor reports a 50% drop in the number of new companies in comparison to 2008.
Endeavor Greece completes four years of targeted support of fast growing SMEs and presents the impressive results of the companies in its network.
Endeavor Greece reports on the added value and tax income generated in receiving countries by the Greeks that moved abroad during the crisis (2008-2016).
Endeavor Greece conducted a survey in Greek companies to assess the degree to which they plan to transfer their headquarters or operations abroad. The survey was conducted on a sample of 300 companies of various sectors and sizes, between March 23rd and 31st 2016.
Since 2012, Endeavor Greece has supported 16 companies that have created 6,400 jobs, generate annual revenues of €163 million and have attracted €40 million of investment. If Endeavor Greece were a group of companies, it would be in the country’s 10 largest employers. A family of companies that every year produces 4 million packages of dermocosmetics, 6 million bottles of balsamic products, 54 million cans of soft drinks; a group that leads innovation in insurance with 800,000 quotes annually, hosts 200,000 tourists every year, sells 2,200,000 flight and ferry tickets and has presence in 50 countries.
Against a background of persistently high unemployment, economic stagnation and uncertainty, a growing current supporting entrepreneurship is taking root in Greek universities. Students are overturning perceptions about entrepreneurship and the profile and motivation of potential entrepreneurs, as well as the support expected by the students from society and the state. This is the main conclusion of an extensive survey conducted by Endeavor Greece, EY Greece, Athens University of Economics and Business and American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, through a representative sample of 2,222 students enrolled in more than 30 Institutions of Higher Education.
Endeavor Greece, the global non-profit organization supporting high-impact entrepreneurship, reports on the new reality faced by Greek businesses that operate under the recently imposed capital controls. The survey was conducted on a sample of 300 companies, from 13 to 17 July 2015.
.The report titled “Creating Jobs for Youth in Greece” presents the need for job creation for youth and outlines possible ways to tackle high unemployment in Greece through entrepreneurship. This report is based on analysis of employment demographics from the Hellenic Statistical Authority, unemployment statistical data from Manpower Employment Organization (OAED) and the findings of two surveys. The first survey was conducted by QED and included quantitative and qualitative research to a representative sample of young individuals aged 18 to 34. The second survey was conducted by Endeavor Greece with a sample of entrepreneurs/top level executives. Stavros Niarchos Foundation is the exclusive donor of this report.
Endeavor Greece completes two years of targeted support of fast growing SMEs and presents the impressive results of the companies in its network.
Endeavor Greece presents interesting numbers and results for startups in Greece, in the framework of the increased activity of the previous years and the intense discourse on the issue.
The report on Entrepreneurship and Investment Opportunities in Greece Today was issued on the occasion of Endeavor Greece first anniversary. The report presents facts on new business activity and defines the extent to which Greece’s growth model has shifted since crisis started. It leverages research and interviews with our network’s experts to validate specific areas of opportunity. It describes the profile of high-impact entrepreneurs and the support they seek to accelerate their growth. Finally, it outlines the current entrepreneurial landscape and identifies the next steps towards a proper ‘ecosystem’.