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The W Summer Academy


The goal of the annual W Summer Academy is to help students experience what it takes to turn ideas into great teams and great start-ups. Participants are immersed in a comprehensive training program, which is based on insights uncovered during an international research project on entrepreneurship (CREA project).


The training journey traces the path from the identification of market opportunities, to the conceptualization, planning, and start-up of a new venture. During this journey, we focus on combining theories and practices from design thinking, business modeling, innovation management, customer validation, and market research. Coaching on team skills, mentoring and intercultural cooperation provide, in turn, a reality check on all activities.


At the end, one or more teams may want to continue their journey and make their ideas happen. The WAVE Lab will support them as venture consultants, as well as provide access to its growth transformation ecosystem of businesses and experts.


Creative Design Entrepreneurship Information Technologies


University students from across the globe

Sample courses:

Customer Discovery;

Lean Startup


Business games

Case studies

Role playing


MSc in Tourism Entrepreneurship


In 2015, the University of the Aegean and the Technological Education Institute (TEI) of Athens launched a joint MSc degree in Tourism Entrepreneurship. It is the first program of its kind in Greece and one of the few post-graduate programs in Europe that focus on the entrepreneurial side of tourism.


The program is offered to professionals in the Greek tourism industry. Lab members participated in the initial development of the overall curriculum and they are actively involved in its implementation as course instructors.

The program's website

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