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Growing Opportunities around Migration

About our work.


We bring together committed international partners who aim to create opportunities regardless of borders and cultural or social-economic barriers.

We develop concepts and ideas that enable corporate and individual partners to get involved with distressed communities by using the technologies, tools and synergies they have created.


We base our doings on the collaborative belief that we are all in the same boat.

To promote this idea, we run offline workshops around the world in which we invite stakeholders to join forces in the development of a gameplan for the upheaval of a region.


To change the paradigm of the narrative linked to the refugee crisis in Europe, we created a physical hub called the Pythagoras Academy at the birthplace of Pythagoras – 1000 meters from the Turkish border on the island of Samos.

About the Academy.

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Who has joined the Startupboat?

Some of our partners and long-term supporters...

Construction & Mobility



Communications & Connectivity

Scalability & Cross-Border Cooperation

Knowledge Management & Research

Our projects and work were mentioned in...

Some more insights...

Testing:...Sunzilla in Greece

Startupboat is testing this modular micro-energy solution as an attempt to decentralize and democratize energy production, and to make people less dependent on existingnergy sources.

Trips:...The Startupboat is coming to Asia!

The StartupBoat starts sailing in the Philippines!
Our crew will embark on the first journey by the end of 2016 to discover and support hidden innovators in the region together with selected experts. Mark the dates in your calendar, buy your ticket now and stay tuned for more information! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/startupboat-philippines-tick…

New tools...WelcomeRide.eu

 Welcome Ride is a social project that connects refugees with people living in Germany. The service wants to build a strong community to increase the refugees‘ mobility at their new German locations, enabling them to go to the office, soccer practice or other events. 

...The Pythagoras Academy 

Located at the very birthplace of Pythagoras, this brand new Networking Academy powered by Cisco provides Networking Classes to grow digital literacy and education in the community living at the border between Europe and Asia.

StartupBoat Methodology

We divide regions of operation into different stages of development based on research and data of the following vertices, sectors, and indicators.







Testing...The Refugee First Response Center

Experts of Cisco, the Bayer Foundation and the German Railway met at our home base on Samos to test and improve the so called 'RFRC' in partnership with the United Nations Refugee Agency and Doctors without Borders. For more information please about the Refugee First Response Center please visit www.RFRC.eu. 


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