€100.000 TOTAL CASH PRIZES
€30.000 FOR THE FIRST WINNER, €10.000 FOR SEVEN ADDITIONAL WINNERS
The application submission for the “Stelios Haji-ioannou Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 in Greece’’ held by Sir Stelios Haji-ioannou, founder of easyJet, of easyGroup and Stelios Philanthropic Foundation ends on Monday, April 24th 2017.
From 2008 to 2016, this institution has reinforced national economy and has created new jobs in Greece, by offering the total amount of €600.000 in cash prizes. More specifically, in 2016, in order to further empower the young entrepreneurship in Greece and -for the first time in its history- 8 winners in total were awarded, with the overall amount of €100.000. At the time, that was twice the amount offered since 2015 and the highest amount offered in the history of the Awards.
In 2017, this significant annual institution for entrepreneurship in Greece returns, offering for one more year the amount of €100.000 and more specifically €30.000 for the first winner and €10.000 for each of the seven additional winners.
The Entrepreneur(s) must be younger than 40 years old (born in 1977 or later), must have created the company in Greece in the last 7 years with a minimum turnover of 10,000€ per annum, employ at least 2 staff & own more than 50% of the company. In case 2 applicants from the same business apply, together they should own more than the 80% of the company between them. Applications with more than 2 applicants from the same company will not be accepted.
For one more year, the process of the application submission will be held exclusively online and more specifically through the Stelios Foundation official page on Facebook. All applicants are expected to like the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation Page and join the public group “Stelios Awards for Young Entrepreneurs in Greece 2017”, where they will be able to download the application in a PDF form. This application will have to be filled in and sent as an inbox message to the Facebook Page until April 24th, 2017.
Winners and candidates of previous years are welcome to join the procedure and submit a new application, following the process as described above and provided that they meet all the criteria.
The winners will be announced by Mr. Haji-ioannou himself, in the Award Ceremony that will take place on the 16th of May, 2017.
Overall, until today, a total of 16 businesses have been awarded, 8 of which were announced as winners in 2016. To specify, amongst 67 candidates, a record number until last year, Sun of a Beach was announced as the big winner, receiving the amount of €30.000. Seven additional companies got awarded in the same year, with the amount of €10.000 each. These companies are: Agnotis, Apifon, Glowbox, Isostevia, Mermix, Finest Roots and Sleed
Other winning companies are: Sede (in 2015), Ancient Greek Sandals (in 2014), Nanobionic (in 2013), People for Business (in 2012), Fereikos Helix (in 2011), Fasmetrics (in 2010), Zoo.gr (in 2009) και Simply Burgers (in 2008).
For more information on the Awards and the participation criteria, you may visit www.stelios.org or send an email to
or call +377 9880 1010 (office hours). Applications will be accepted exclusively via Facebook.
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