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The Stelios Award for Business Co-operation in Cyprus 2014

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Stelios launches 2014 Cyprus Business Co-operation Award

21st August 2014

The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation, headed by easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, today announced the opening of the 6th competition for the Bicommunal Cooperation Enterprise Awards 2014 (Stelios Award for Business Co-operation in Cyprus).

The event, which has become an institution on the island, promotes and develops business cooperation between Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot entrepreneurs on the island.

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In order to qualify and win one of the ten €10,000 cash prizes, teams must meet the following criteria:

  • At least one Greek-Cypriot and one Turkish-Cypriot, working together in a business venture.
  • Both must be natural born Cypriots.
  • Business activities must be based primarily on the island.
  • All communications must be in English and via email.
  • The size of the business and its profitability will be used as additional criteria in selecting the winners for the €10,000 prize money, however it is stressed that this award is designed to encourage entrepreneurial start-ups too.
  • Not-for-profit ventures will also be considered as applicants, as long as the criteria above are met and provided the activities are conducted in a business-like manner.

In a special awards ceremony to be held in mid-October in Nicosia, Sir Stelios will award 10 winners €10,000 each. Since 2009 he has been awarding prizes worth €1.2 million, proving that bicommunal cooperation can yield results.

For more information about the Bicommunal Cooperation Awards 2014 (Stelios Award for Business Co - operation in Cyprus) and the criteria for participation, those interested can visit the website Stelios Philanthropic Foundation: www.stelios.com or contact a representative of the Foundation Fighting Missirli at +357 25365118 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The deadline for applications to participate in the contest is 30th September 2014.

Media Coverage

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25/08/2014 - www.unitedcyprusplatform.org
25/08/2014 - www.gazeddakibris.com(Greek Text)
25/08/2014 - www.famagusta-gazette.com
24/08/2014 - www.sigmalive.com (Greek Text)
22/08/2014 - www.cyprus-mail.com


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