STELIOS HAJI-IOANNOU AWARD FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2016 IN GREECE»: APPLICATIONS SUBMISSION HAS BEEN COMPLETED
THE SUBMISSIONS FOR THIS YEAR ARE 10 TIMES UP COMPARED TO LAST YEAR
The application submission process for the «Stelios Haji-Ioannou Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 In Greece» organized by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, easyJet, easy group and Stelios Foundation founder,has just been completed. The changes in the criteria for the winner selection have significantly increased this year’s participation (67 applications – ten times up, compared to last year’s number).
The Awards Ceremony will be held on the 31st of October 2016 in Athens where the winners will be announced by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou himself.
For the first time in the nine-year history of the awards, there will be 8 winners, who will receive €100.000 in total, which is double the amount of what was offered in 2015 and essentially, the largest amount given so far. The first winner will receive €30.000 and the remaining 7 winners, will each receive €10.000. It is worth noting that since 2008 and until today, the award has supported young entrepreneurship in Greece with the overall amount of €500.000.
The process for the selection of the winner, in which Stelios Haji-Ioannou is actively participating, has already started. This year’s Awards Ceremony will take place on Monday, October 31st 2016 at the Foundation building, at the center of Athens.
The Award addresses exclusively young businessmen and businesswomen in Greece, who are up to 40 years old (born in 1976 or more recently), have started their business activity in the past 7 years and have achieved a total of €10.000 turnover in a year. Their business should employ at least two people and the businessman who is entering the competition, should hold at least 50% of the business. In case there are two owners / partners in the business, they should together own 80%.
Companies awarded so far, are: Sede (2015), Ancient Greek Sandals (2014), Nanobionic (2013), People for Business (2012), FereikosHelix (2011), Fasmetrics (2010), Zoo.gr (2009) and Simply Burgers (2008).