TOPIC Initiatives on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

Global Talent for Greek start-ups & companies

The objective of the project is to boost the competitive advantage and innovation of every start-up & companies in Greece

Global Talent refers both to start-ups that seek innovative ways to grow and also to young people all over the world aged 18-30 who want to contribute to this growth, through a developing, cross-cultural and entrepreneurial exchange experience. The main fields are Sales, Business Administration, Marketing, Engineering and IT.

The program has three types of durations per participant:

  1. 6 to 12 weeks
  2. 13 to 26 weeks
  3. 27 to 78 weeks

Global Talent is a program referring to start-up companies that provides to young people from all over the world the opportunity to live a cross-cultural exchange experience, using their entrepreneurial spirit and energy to grow and add value to ventures in Greece. Through this, the start-ups & companies have the opportunity to develop their working environment, bringing international edge in an affordable way, while giving the platform to young people to apply their skills and learn through this. It is an innovative program that was developed through the need to develop youth entrepreneurship and innovation in the national and global scope.

Since 2015, AIESEC in Greece has cooperated with more than 100 start-up companies, providing 423 exchange experiences to young people until today. It is evident that many of our partners opt for taking part in the program more than once, while more than 20 of our partners have been upscaled to middle-sized or big companies.

The majority of the young exchange participants have academic backgrounds in Business Administration, Marketing, Computer Science, Graphic Design.

AIESEC's mission is to develop leadership qualities in youth, providing them with practical experiences in challenging environments. Through this, young people aged 18-30 have the ability to learn by doing and develop themselves and the people around them. Global Talent is indeed a practical and international experience with an impact on the young participant, the start-up company, general companies, and the society.

This program is being realized through partnerships and since 2015, AIESEC in Greece has cooperated with more than 80 start-up companies, including ΤΤΜΙ Consulting, The SARM Project, 100Mentors, Humane, iBusiness,, Welcome Pickups etc.

Every year, AIESEC has a membership of approximately 300 active members. Specifically, 120 members have been contributing to the program since 2015. The main responsibilities for them have been partnership management, exchange participants' recruiting and customer experience along with international relations management with AIESEC offices in the participants' country of origin.

Athens, Piraeus, Patras and Thessaloniki.

Out of our partnership network, more than 20 start-ups have achieved to gain the status of middle-sized to big companies.

In addition, the majority of our partners, taking advantage of the program's benefits and its cross-cultural character, expand their business operations abroad, contributing to the Greek and Global economy.

AIESEC in Greece is a non-governmental and non-profit organization of high sustainability, to which Global Talent has an important contribution.

In addition, in a network of 120+ countries and territories globally and 45 countries in Europe and Central Asia, AIESEC in Greece got awarded in March 2018 with the "Excellence Award 2017" in the annual European Conference of AIESEC. Moreover, in February 2019, AIESEC in Greece got awarded with the "Excellence Award 2018" in the annual Global Conference of AIESEC by the headquarters of AIESEC International. These recognitions are considered a milestone for both AIESEC in Greece and Greece itself, as the fast-growing start-up ecosystem in Greece gets recognized in a network of 110+ countries and territories and 2.400+ universities.