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Stelios awards €10,000 to Green entrepreneur!

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4th March 2011

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou - the founder of easyJet and serial entrepreneur - and the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation are pleased to announce the winner of the Stelios Award for Young Clean-tech Entrepreneur - 2011: Jonathan Halls and the team at Solar Press, a young,

Innovative, London-based company offering low-cost, light-weight, flexible solar panels targeted at developing markets. The team of this 'Next Wave' company has been awarded €10,000 in recognition of it's innovation, entrepreneurial passion and business acumen.

The second annual Stelios Award for the Young Clean-tech Entrepreneur of the Year was presented in Monaco on 4th March 2011 at the prestigious Clean Equity Monaco 2011 conference, which brings together emerging clean-tech companies from across the world and provides exposure to top-level delegates from the investment, political, industry & media communities. 6 Next Wave companies - pre-revenue, clean-tech companies seeking initial funding - presented compelling cases and responded to grueling questions from Stelios and the audience.

Commenting on the awards, Sir Stelios said:
"I feel very proud to be associated with this Award. Climate change - and its effects - is one of the world's most pressing problems. I think entrepreneurs will have a big role to play in finding the solutions that will enable all of us to reduce our impact on the environment. I wish Solar Press the best success!"

The award is a part of the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation's commitment to entrepreneurship and the environment. Combined with education, these make up the three 'e's at the heart of the Foundation's work.

To watch footage from the awards ceremony... Please click HERE

Stelios awards €10,000 to Green entrepreneur!

 
 

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