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Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Greece

The Awards, organized by Sir Stelios Haji-ioannou, are addressed exclusively to upcoming, young Greek entrepreneurs, younger than 40 years old (born in 1977 or later) that have created a company in Greece in the last 7 years with a minimum turnover of €10.000 per annum. Their business must employ at least two people and the entrepreneur must hold at least the 50% of the company. If the owners are two, they should own more than 80% of the company between them.
(Updated for the 2017 Awards). 


The Award for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Greece 2014 has now launched

The Award for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Greece 2014 has now launched

19th September 2014

The Stelios Award for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Greece - 2014 - has been formally launched today by easyJet founder, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou.

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2011 Greek Award winners are a "Business Success Story"

2011 Greek Award winners are a Business Success Story

14th April 2014

The winners of the Stelios Award for Young Entrepreneur in Greece 2011 feature as a business success story in the Greek Newspaper Imerisia.
To see the full article (Greek text) please click HERE

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Sir Stelios' support for Greek entrepreneurship tops €300,000 in six years

Stelios Greek Awards 2013 Winners

2013 AWARD WINNERS: NANOBIONIC, HEADED BY GEORGE & ERMIS PSIPSIKAS

26th November 2013

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has announced the winner of his Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Greece - 2013.

The easyJet founder awarded the €50.000 cash prize to George & Ermis Psipsikas, the entrepreneurs behind Nanobionic, a health and lifestyle company, based in Athens. A giant cheque was handed over during the Kouros Awards ceremony hosted by Lesxi Epixeirimatikotitas at the Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel.

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Three finalists short-listed for the 6th Stelios Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Greece 2013

Three finalists short-listed for the 6th Stelios Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Greece 2013

14th November 2013

The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation has announced the 3 finalists for the Stelios Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Greece 2013. The winner will be announced at the Lesxi Epixeirimatikotitas "Kouros" awards ceremony on November 26 at the Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel. The three finalists short-listed are:

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Stelios begins hunt for young Greek entrepreneur 2013

20th September 2013

The Stelios Award for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Greece - 2013 - has been formally launched today by easyJet founder, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou.

For the sixth consecutive year, the serial entrepreneur's Stelios Philanthropic Foundation will be awarding a €50,000 prize to the young Greek entrepreneur who demonstrates exceptional drive, determination and business ability.

Since its inception, this award has been won by a variety of businesses in sectors as diverse as recruitment, tourism, on-line application software and eco-friendly goods and services. The deadline for the submission of applications is 15 October 2013.

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Rebecca Pitsika claims €50,000 prize in Stelios entrepreneur award 2012

Rebecca Pitsika claims E50,000 prize in Stelios entrepreneur award 2012

22nd November 2012

The Stelios Haji-Ioannou Award for young entrepreneur of the year in Greece 2012 has been awarded to Rebecca Pitsika of People for Business. Stelios' support for entrepreneurship in Greece now tops 250.000€ over the past five years.

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, in association with the Lesxi Epixeirimatikotitas Kouros Awards, has today announced the winner of the Stelios Haji-Ioannou Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Greece 2012. In the past five years, Stelios has presented 250.000€ in cash to winning businesses in Greece, demonstrating his faith in the abilities and potential of young Greek entrepreneurs.

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The 3 Finalists short-listed for the 5th Stelios Award for Young Entrepreneur of the year in Greece 2012

19th November 2012

The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation has announced the 3 finalists for the Stelios Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Greece 2012. The winner will be announced at the Kouros Awards of Lesxi Epixeirimatikotitas ceremony on November 22nd 2012 at the Athenaeum Intercontinental hotel.

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The 10 entrepreneurs short-listed for the 5th Stelios Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Greece 2012

8th November 2012

A few days before the final selection of the winner by Stelios Haji-Ioannou for the KOUROS Awards of Leshi Epihirimatikotitas, the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation announced the shortlist.

The 10 entrepreneurs short-listed for the Stelios Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Greece - 2012 are...

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Stelios begins hunt for young Greek entrepreneur 2012

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17th September 2012

“The Stelios Award for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Greece - 2012 - has been formally launched by easyJet founder, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou.

For the fifth consecutive year, the serial entrepreneur’s Stelios Philanthropic Foundation (in conjunction with Leshi Ephirimatikotitas enterprise promotion) will be awarding a E50,000 prize to the young entrepreneur (up to 40 years old) who demonstrates exceptional drive, determination and business ability.

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Winner announced for the Stelios Award for Young Entrepreneur in Greece 2011

Winner announced for the Stelios Award for Young Entrepreneur in Greece 2011

11th November 2011

Stelios Haji-Ioannou - founder of easyJet, Chairman of easyGroup and serial entrepreneur - announced the winner of the Stelios Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Greece - 2011.

The 50,000EU prize, was presented by Stelios himself at the prestigious Kouros Awards ceremony sponsored by the Entrepreneurship Association of Athens, was awarded to Penny & Maria Vlachou of Fereikos - Helix based in Corinth, with 8 employees - is offering development and support to the burgeoning snail-breeding community. With an impressive revenue stream to-date and important entrepreneurial moves, Fereikos - Helix promises to be an example of forward-thinking entrepreneurship in Greece.

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The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation announces the 3 finalists for the 4th Stelios Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Greece 2011

1st November 2011

The final decision was based on business development strategies and the creation of new job positions.

The 3 finalists are:
Maria & Panayiota Vlachou of Fereikos Helix based in Corinth, with 8 employees - is offering development and support to the burgeoning snail-breeding community.
Rebecca Pitsika of People for Business based in Athens, with 9 employees, has a human resources agency offering targeted customized services for its executive clients.
Dimitris Glezos of Indifex based in Patras, with 8 employees - is active in creating and providing innovative translation software.

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The submission for the candidates for the “Stelios Haji-Ioannou for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Greece 2011” has begun

11th October 2011

For the fourth consecutive year, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of easyJet, easyGroup and Stelios Philanthropic Foundation in collaboration with the Leshi Epihirimatikotitas is sponsoring the Stelios Award – Young Entrepreneur of the Year Greece 2011.

The award, apart from the moral recognition, is accompanied by a prize of €50.000 that will be invested as capital in the company. It is addressed to young entrepreneurs up to 40 years of age. In 2008, 2009 and 2010 the Award was won by Simply Burgers, Zoo.gr and Fasmetrics respectively.

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