Startup Grind is a global startup community educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs. It hosts monthly events in more than 150 cities and 65 countries. This month is dedicated to female entrepreneurship. Sixty women in forty countries, including Greece, will send out their own message and share their past and present experience in starting up a business.

The Greek event will be held on May 19 and key-note speaker will be Xenia Kourtoglou, recipient of the 2014 Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award and co-founder of e-satisfaction, the first independent platform that records e-shoppers’ entire online shopping experience, from browsing through ordering to delivery. Kourtoglou will give her personal insight regarding her decision to leave a well established opinion polls company, which she had founded in the 1990s and accept the challenge of e-commerce. Startup Grind Athens will be held by InnovAthens, an institution supported by the City of Athens. The Hellenic Association of Mobile Application Companies is also sponsoring the event.