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The winners of the 2018 Stelios Greek Awards for Young Entrepreneurs have been announced!

05.09.18 posted by Kostas Seretis

winner 2018 - ferryhopper

For yet another consecutive year the event ceremony was crowned with absolute success, offering 8 companies a total of 100,000 euros.

Among the 64 companies that have been nominated for this year's event, FERRYHOPPER.COM, Vassilis Lahanas, Panayiotis Sarafi and Christos Spatharakis, won the big prize of 30,000 euros.

This is an innovative search and booking platform for ferry tickets that - through different functions - turns the online ferry booking process into a simple and enjoyable experience.

In the framework of this year's event, seven other winners were declared winners, taking the amount of 10,000 euros each. These are:

  • Duck Private Cheffing, a company that focuses on Thessaloniki.
  • DigitalWise, a digital advertising and communications company.
  • Greeking.me, a travel service provider in Greece with an emphasis on authentic experiences.
  • Hempoilshop, exclusive distributor of organic / cannabis organic products
  • Lamda MAEVE, a company that manufactures ice creams and related products based on traditional recipes from Serres.
  • Park Around BV, an internet platform and a mobile parking application.
  • Wine Art SA, an online sales company of bottled drinks and delicatessen.

During the event, Sir Stelios Hadjiioannou said: "For the 11th year, young entrepreneurs in Greece prove that they are decisively contributing to the country's financial growth and development by investing in innovation, creativity and substantial effort.
Finding once again the high level of participation, I am very pleased that the institution we created over a decade ago continues to support companies with a healthy business plan, clear goals and the mood for creation and risk.
I would like to thank all those who participated in this year's event, and I sincerely wish my congratulations to the 8 winners for 2018 ".

The awards are exclusively addressed to young entrepreneurs in Greece , up to 40 years old (born in 1977 or later) and have started their business for the past 7 years, while also delivering a minimum turnover of 10,000 euros per year.

Their business must employ at least two people and the entrepreneur must own at least 50% of the business. If the owners of the company are more than two people, they should own more than 80% of their business.

Within the institution, a total of 24 enterprises have been awarded so far.


Stelios Philanthropic Foundation donates 100.000€ , To Hellenic Red Cross, in support of the affected by Attica Wildfires

25.07.18 posted by Kostas Seretis

24 JULY 2018

The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation offers 100.000 € to the Hellenic Red Cross

Sir Stellios Haji-Ioannou, founder of easyJet, the easyGroup group and the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation, announces a € 100,000 offer to the Greek Red Cross, aiming at the relief of those affected by the devastating fires of 23 July 2018 in Attica.

The amount was deposited in the account created earlier today by the Hellenic Red Cross for the support of the affected :

(EUROBANK LABOR SA, Account No:0026.0240.31.0201181388, IBAN:GR6402602400000310201181388)

and marks the recognition of the remarkable work of the Hellenic Red Cross, who remains in the affected areas and works alongside the Greek state and local authorities with both its human resources and rescue equipment.

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou said: "Taking into account the state of emergency in which the affected areas of Attica are and recognizing the important work that the Hellenic Red Cross has done throughout the past years , the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation moves swiftly and offers the significant amount, always aiming at the direct relief of our fellow human beings.''

Mr. Nikolaos B. Economopoulos, President of the Hellenic Red Cross, said: "We would like to thank Sir Stelios Hadjiioannou and the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation for the quick response to our increased needs. This offer is a strong ally in our effort to help the affected areas and we hope to be an example for other individuals and organizations who are interested in supporting us in our work. " 



The Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2018, in partnership with Leonard Cheshire

The Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2018, in partnership with Leonard Cheshire

02 July 2018

Calling all entrepreneurs!
The Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs is back for its eleventh year, and we want to help you turn your business dreams into reality.

Whether it's your start-up ideas, clever business or social enterprise, or brilliant expansion plans, we want to hear from you.

What is the Stelios Award?

The Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK is a business award run in partnership with the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation. The award recognises the exceptional spirit and business ability of disabled entrepreneurs.

If you win, you get £30,000
If you make the finalist shortlist, you win £10,000

We welcome applications from start-ups, companies which have been up and running, but things all winners have had in common – is determination, drive and talent to create a flourishing business. All have benefited from the publicity, funding and mentoring surrounding the awards.



Stelios UK Awards 2018 Guides and Documentation

Stelios UK Awards 2018 Guides

18 June 2018

The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation, in partnership with Leonard Cheshire has now released the official guide documentation for the 12th annual Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK.

Prospective applicants can now find about this years application criteria, the duties that are required from them and much much more.

Don't miss out on this life-changing opportunity to advance your business by seeing if you are allegeable to apply.



Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou announces the launch of the 10th Stelios Bi-Communal Awards in Cyprus

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou announces the launch of the 10th Stelios Bi-Communal Awards in Cyprus

21 May 2018

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of Stelios Philanthropic Foundation, easyJet and easy family of brands (www.easy.com), announces the launch of the Stelios Bi-Communal Awards 2018, to be held for the 10th consecutive year in Cyprus.

The objective of Sir Stelios' philanthropic act is to strengthen the socio-economic ties between the two communities on the island and to encourage cooperation between Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots.

Click here to see the full press release in:
English Text
Greek text/Ελληνικό κείμενο



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