We are organising the 1st Product Development Incubator in Greece
There are many business incubators that help creative teams build a business plan and strategy along with educate them on how to obtain money for scaling.
However, very few of these are able to provide real product development assistance and education for those who desire to make tangible products.
We aim to close that gap
The power of entrepreneurship
We aim to close that gap and focus on teams with tangible products ideas. We will offer general business training, but bolster that with a suite of classes surrounding the development of physical products. Our Hardware Incubation, in partnership with The Cube Athens and Roedel Realization, helps new teams with a tangible product focus set up their own start-ups and new businesses in Greece. We believe that entrepreneurship and business creation are vital to true, long-lasting integration of vulnerable groups across economic, social and political dimensions. We support hard workers with big ideas, original thinkers, dreamers and businesspeople to develop their concepts and realise their potential regardless of their racial, social or economic background.
5 weeks incubator
15hrs per week for training, workshops & product development
Final presentation event
Monthly mentoring per team
Odyssea x Astrolab
Astrolab is our fabrication laboratory, or makerspace. It is the branch of Odyssea that provides technological education, mentorship and open access to hi-tech tools and skills to help catalyse positive social change. Through its offerings, we seek to serve makers, students, organizations, and entrepreneurs. We are interested in ideas, initiatives, and enterprises that push boundaries and have the potential to shape a radically better world.
Our mission is to provide a vibrant supportive environment for tenant companies allowing them the freedom to concentrate on their core business development.
Whether it’s technology, marketing, finance, legal or HR, we are here to support your company. We don’t run a traditional incubation program. We won’t require you to attend seminars and courses. Often, those are a waste of time. We will however show you what tools great startups use. We will show you what mistakes they made and how you might avoid making them. We will expect you to perform at your best. We expect you to have a relentless sense of urgency.
Through my 15 years of hands on experience in product design, manufacturing, and sales strategy I have found that most organizations do not approach these factors wholistically.
Here we will work together to will focus on your product and business success as a unit while keeping sustainable practices in mind every step of the way. We will build products that keep your end goals in mind by designing your product for manufacturing success, and building a prototype and testing plan that is effiecient for both time and cost to get your product out in the market.
Who can apply?
Anyone with a product idea or desire to
join a product team
We will take on 12 teams with tangible product ideas.
No team yet? No Problem. We will hold a mixer for people with product ideas, engineering skills, or business skills, to meet and join forces.
Everyone is invited
Our incubation program is open to teams of 1-3 people who have a tangible product idea. Applying teams will need:
- A tangible product idea
- A team member that can draw in CAD software
- A team member interested in the business aspects
- A desire to get hands on building their own prototypes
- Good English language skills and the ability to communicate in Greek if required to by their business idea
- Dedication to participate with no (or very limited) absences
- Some related expertise, such as technical / sectoral expertise and the experience and ability to implement an idea
- Openness to being coached and mentored, to accepting constructive criticism and to contributing helpful feedback of their own
- Openness to work and co-exist with people from other cultures, backgrounds, religions, genders, etc.
- If the applicant is a migrant or refugee, they must have recognised refugee / migrant status and the right to live and work in Greece