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Stelios Award for Young Entrepreneur in Greece 2010 is announced this evening...

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Stelios Award for Young Entrepreneur in Greece 2010 Winners

23rd November 2010

On November 23, 2010, Stelios Haji-Ioannou - founder of easyJet, Chairman of easyGroup and serial entrepreneur - announced the winner of the Stelios Haji-Ioannou Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Greece - 2010.

The €50,000 prize, this year administered by the ALBA Business School in Athens, and presented by Stelios himself at the prestigious Kouros Awards ceremony sponsored by the Entrepreneurship Association of Athens was awarded to Dimitris Kolokotronis of Fasmetrics - a company offering innovative diagnostic testing services to detect harmful magnetic resonance in the built environment. With an impressive revenue stream to-date and substantial private and public contracts in the pipeline, Fasmetrics promises to be an example of forward-thinking entrepreneurship in Greece.

While Greece has a proud history of business dynasties, it is less well known for small entrepreneurial businesses - particularly those entrepreneurs starting at any early age, as Stelios himself did with the founding of easyJet when he was 28 years old.

Commenting on the awards, Stelios said:
"In as difficult times as these, it becomes even more important for promising entrepreneurs with innovative business platforms to have access to funding. When I was 28, I was fortunate enough to have my father's support when I set up my first entrepreneurial business. I want to provide that same support to today's young entrepreneurs.

"Fasmetrics is an excellent example of out-of-the-box thinking, a sound business strategy and the passion and willingness to take a risk that defines every entrepreneur. I hope that - in time - Dimitris and his team will prove to be important role models for future generations of entrepreneurs. I'm confident that the €50,000 will be going to a good home."

Congratulations to the Fasmetrics team!

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