NBG Business Seeds is an integrated program designed to foster innovative and export-oriented entrepreneurship. NBG Business Seeds includes actions that aim at showcasing innovative ideas and projects, training and mentoring young entrepreneurs, and providing infrastructures, networking and financing. Once the annual competition "Innovation & Technology" is over and the awards given, NBG supports the implementation of selected proposals that are distinguished.
NBG works in partnership with the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) so as to provide shortlisted proposals with the opportunity to attend training programs on business themes. The said proposals also receive free-of-charge services and products of Amazon and Microsoft, while incubation services are provided in partnership with SEV and 1776, a global incubator and seed fund based in the US.
As regards financial support for businesses, NBG provides targeted lending programs and participation in company equity. Particular weight is given to mentoring actions provided in cooperation with Google, Grant Thornton, Watson Farley and Williams, Israel Advanced Technology Industries (IATI), and networking initiatives provided in cooperation with Endeavor Greece and the Hellenic American Chamber.
Emphasis is placed on the mentoring of the teams by NBG's experienced staff who, backed by professional experience of more than 20 years in various fields, propose targeted solutions to improve each innovative endeavor.
Besides the financing, companies participating in the program receive free-of-charge services and products of Amazon and Microsoft, incubation services in partnership with SEV and 1776 incubator based in the US, and mentoring actions provided in cooperation with Google, Grant Thornton, Watson Farley and Williams, Israeli Advanced Technology Industries (IATI) and networking initiatives provided in cooperation with Endeavor Greece and the Hellenic American Chamber.