It is often said that the best business ideas emerge during times of financial stress.
When an economy is struggling and its people are cash-strapped, we're pushed to think outside the box. Prime example is what happened in the US during the most recent global financial crisis. A study published in 2013 in the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy by Professor Robert W. Fairlie found that "the Great Recession caused many businesses to close their doors or file for bankruptcy protection, but the rapid rise in unemployment also drove an increase in entrepreneurship."
And experts say the same could happen in Greece.
"In general the feeling across the start-up ecosystem in Greece is that if you can succeed and make it through this challenging time…then the sky is the limit," said George Tziralis, Partner of Open Fund, a venture capital fund based in Greece in a phone interview with CNBC over the weekend.