Envolve Award Greece 2022 Opens for Applications
- Start-ups and innovation teams can compete for up to € 50,000 funding, mentorship and business support services.
- Envolve marks 10 years of supporting entrepreneurship and innovation in Greece
Athens, Greece – December 16, 2021: Envolve Entrepreneurship (https://greece.envolveglobal.org/el) announces the launch of the Envolve Award Greece 2022, celebrating 10 years of entrepreneurship support. Envolve invites entrepreneurs and teams to submit their business proposals. Winners receive 360-degree support through interest-free funding, mentorship and business support services from Envolve’s extensive network of partners.
Start-ups and innovative early-stage businesses in Greece, regardless of industry, may submit their applications online through Envolve’s secure application platform. The application submission portal will remain open until Tuesday, 8 March, 2022. For more information about the competition’s criteria and timeline visit Envolve Award Greece’s website: greece.envolveglobal.org/en/envolve-awards.
Commenting on the launch of Envolve Award Greece, Jimmy Athanasopoulos, Chairman of Envolve Entrepreneurship, stated: “We are very excited to reach the milestone of a 10-year presence in the Greek innovation ecosystem. A proof that the flame of Greek entrepreneurship is still burning. In 2012, we established the Envolve Award with a mission to support ambitious entrepreneurs at a time when it was most needed. 10 years later we have embraced thousands of ideas, standing alongside our winners and finalists as they face the challenges of business development.
Alexandros Nousias, Country Director of Envolve Entrepreneurship in Greece, commented:
“Entrepreneurs in Greece refuse to give up. During these 10 years, Envolve Award Greece has reviewed ideas that have shone above any crisis or pandemic. The hard work and determination that characterizes our winners and finalists, gives Envolve the motivation to continue supporting the Greek start-up ecosystem and the new generation of entrepreneurs. Innovation demands diversity. We are looking forward to another year of creative ideas, that will challenge norms and break new ground.”
Since its establishment in 2012, by the Libra Group, on behalf of The Hellenic Initiative, the Envolve Award Greece has received applications from more than 8.000 teams and awarded 34 winners. These companies, operating in 19 sectors, have created over 2,000 jobs, have attracted investments of over €260 million and their total value exceeds €850 million.
Through close cooperation with educational and public institutions both in Greece and in Europe, Envolve is an active stakeholder for innovation and start-up entrepreneurship, supporting initiatives such as Elevate Greece, hosting joint activities such as the SkillUp Forum in cooperation with OAED (Manpower Employment Organisation), Evolved-5G, the University Startup World Cup and more.
The previous cycle of Envolve Award Greece awarded three leading companies: Carge, Momcycle and Obko, spanning the technology, FinTech and e-commerce sectors. The winners were announced during an event that was streamed live to thousands of viewers around the world, which hosted representatives from the Greek Government and business ecosystem (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYdZ-VnrKvU).
Envolve Award Greece is supported by dozens of organizations, both in Greece and in the USA. Supporters of the award in Greece are organizations such as Amazon Web Services, Antidote, Atraktos, Atradius, Ensemble, Epixeiro.gr, PON Global Negotiation for Executives Athens, Intracom Telecom, Ioannis Vasardanis & Associates law firm, Jalouise PTY LTD, LANCOM, Lykourezou law firm, Microsoft, People for Business, 1Business World, Performance Coaching, Prisma Consulting, Reed Smith, SAP Hellas, The Startup Elevator, V+O Communication, Veltio and WhiteRoom.
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About Envolve Entrepreneurship:
Envolve Entrepreneurship is an entrepreneurship support organization, founded by Libra Group on behalf of the Hellenic Initiative. It provides resources, education and award programs for start-up and early-stage entrepreneurs worldwide. The organization incorporates the former Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award (HEA) and the American Entrepreneurship Award (AEA) – programs that have named 64 winners since 2012, supporting job creation and the economic development of Greece and the USA. Envolve aims to create a global community where all entrepreneurs can thrive and grow, and seeks to cultivate and expand entrepreneurship ecosystems, ensuring the availability of business support services to all entrepreneurs.
To learn more about Envolve, visit https://greece.envolveglobal.org/
About Libra Group:
Libra Group is an international private group of companies, operating in 35 countries, on six continents. It focuses on six key areas: aviation, energy, hospitality, real estate, shipping and diversified investment. The group is wholly owned by the Logothetis family.
For more information visit www.libra.com
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