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In-person events are back - our participation in TIF HELEXPO!

During the weekend of 10–12 September, the Crowdpolicy team visited the beautiful city of Thessaloniki to participate in the opening days of TIF HELEXPO.

After a long time, we had the chance to meet in person some of our partners, clients and friends. More specifically, in booth 7 and together with HDB (Hellenic Development Bank), we participated in various talks, meetings and presentations, all aiming towards digital transformation and the kickstarting of the Greek economy ecosystem.

About the event

The TIF is the first major exhibition to be organised in South-Eastern Europe in 2021 and it has set the organisational bar for all corresponding events. This year’s event aims to redefine the needs of the Greek society, to boost its historic memory, and to bring citizens closer to the new digital services and technologies, interesting innovations, and Greek production.  


Our highlights

Crowdpolicy had the chance to meet with many startups participating in Elevate Greece pavilion and talk with them about the Visa Innovation Program progress and upcoming Season 4! Elevate Greece is the official platform and a leading resource for in-depth information on the Greek Startup Ecosystem and official partner of the Visa Innovation Program.

 Here are our  highlights from the event: 

  • We met Greece’s most promising startups and we discussed ways that we can work together for the 4th cohort of Visa Innovation Program next year. We got over 10 ‘soft YESes’, and we are looking forward to bringing them to the program next year!
  • We met with past and current Visa Innovation Program’s participants (some of them for the first time in person), got their feedback on the program and discussed what we can do to help them even more, as part of our alumni companies.
  • We had discussions with representatives from all systemic banks in Greece, and had creative conversations for next steps and meetings for POCs.
  • We met with our partners at OSE (Hellenic Railways Organization), where we announced the 1st innovation marathon for the Digital Transformation of OSE, the Future Greek Rail Hackathon. Payment flows and transactions will be included in the segments of the action.

Where to next

Next you can meet us at Thessaloniki Beyond Smart City congress where we will be meeting with municipalities, universities, organisations, and startups to create big network of communities working together for a better life in our cities!

Apply now!

Apply here If you wish to enter the Program that is locally operated by Eleven Ventures in Bulgaria and Crowdpolicy in Greece. 

Bulgaria & Greece:

Apply here If you wish to enter the Program that is locally operated by Hackquarters in Turkey.


We welcome fintechs from all over Southeast Europe.