7th Envolve Award Greece Winners Announced
Greece, July 23 2020 – On Monday July 20th, Envolve Entrepreneurship announced the 4 winners of the 7th Envolve Award Greece (formerly the Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award), a contest for start-up and early–stage businesses in Greece. Hosted by Sakis Tanimanidis, the winners’ announcement took place in ATRAKTOS and was streamed live via Chorus Call Hellas’s webcasting services. This year’s competition winners are Collaborate Heatlhcare, Finclude, MOJOOLS and Rodi Pharmaceuticals, bringing the total number of winners to 31 since the programme was launched in 2012 by the Libra Group, on behalf of the Hellenic Initiative. They span diverse sectors including Fashion, Healthtech, Pharmaceuticals and Financial Services.
The 4 winners of the competition will share interest-free funding, mentorship, as well as a wide range of business support services from Envolve’s network of partners. The winners were selected by the Panel of Judges from a diverse group of 10 finalists. The winners’ trophies were presented by the guest speakers at the live streamed event.
The event was attended only by the finalists, officials and guest speakers, in keeping with the government’s public health directions and was sponsored by ATRAKTOS, Chorus Call Hellas, EENE, TYCO, Red Bull and Fotokiklosi S.A. The ceremony hosted government officials and business leaders: Spyridon – Adonis Georgiadis, Minister of Development and Investments, Christos Dimas, Deputy Minister of Research & Technology, Leonidas Christopoulos, Secretary General of Digital Governance and Simplification of Procedures, Steve Vranakis, Chief Creative Officer at the Government of the Hellenic Republic, Peggy Antonakou, General Manager Southeast Europe at Google, Melina Taprantzi, Founder of Wise Greece, Fotis Karidas, Journalist and Communications Consultant, Jimmy Athanasopoulos, Greece Representative of Libra Group Social Responsibility and Chairman of Envolve Entrepreneurship and Alexandros Nousias, Country Director of Envolve Entrepreneurship in Greece.
Jimmy Athanasopoulos, Chairman of Envolve Entrepreneurship, stated: “Envolve Award Greece continues to attract hundreds of brilliant business ideas, proving that entrepreneurship thrives in the DNA of Greece, despite the challenging circumstances. This cycle’s winners and finalists are a shining example of our country’s potential and are forces of change for the Greek economy. Our honourable guest speakers shared the message of hope and promise of economic growth that comes from entrepreneurial endeavours. Congratulations to all applicants who share the courage, commitment and innovation required to transform ideas into viable businesses. We are happy to welcome both finalists and winners to the Envolve family!”
For a second consecutive year, the public had the opportunity to vote for their favourite finalists through the “#GetEnvolved Awards”. The winners of these cash prizes are:
1st #GetEnvolved Award: Parkaround receiving the cheque of 3,000€.
2nd #GetEnvolved Award: MOJOOLS receiving the cheque of 2,000€.
3rd #GetEnvolved Award: Spaceprk receiving the cheque of 1,000€.
Alexandros Nousias, Country Director of Envolve Entrepreneurship in Greece, commented:
“Congratulations to the 7th Envolve Award Greece winners and finalists. We are glad to be part of their entrepreneurial journey and we hope our support will make them feel stronger every step of the way. We are gratified to see that the Greek government has also taken positive action in support of entrepreneurship by accelerating the digital transformation of our country with special focus on start–ups, research and digital services. I would also like to express my gratitude to our loyal partners and supporters who are continuing to help us accomplish our mission, and this year’s event sponsors who helped make this event happen during a very challenging time.“
Envolve’s mission rests on three main pillars: education, resources and awards. The non-profit organization provides education for start-up and early-stage businesses, leveraging partnerships that increase the availability of entrepreneurship resources.
The award programme, which was founded in Greece by the Libra Group on behalf of The Hellenic Initiative, enjoys the backing of many organizations that have stepped forward in support of the Envolve Awards both in Greece and the USA. Since 2012, Envolve has declared 31 award winners in Greece, operating in 19 sectors. These winners have contributed to the Greek economy with the creation of more than 1,800 new jobs and have a combined valuation exceeding €300 million. Supporters in Greece include Amazon Web Services, Antidote, Atraktos, Epixeiro.gr, Atradius, I.A.D.R., Intracom Telecom, Ioannis Vassardanis & Partners Law Form, Jalouise PTY LTD, Lykourezos Law Offices, Microsoft, Moore, People for Business, 1 Business World, Performance Coaching, Prisma Consulting, Reed Smith, SAP Hellas, V+O Communication, Veltio and White Room.
The 7th Envolve Award Greece Winners are:
Collaborate Healthcare: Collaborate Healthcloud is an AI powered modern patient management & collaboration tool, facilitating diagnostic and communication tasks. Collaborate helps doctors reduce errors and increase patient compliance enabling team-based diagnosis, error detection and patient follow up.
Applicants: Kostas Saridakis, Yiannis Deliyiannis, Giorgos Tsovilis, Angelina Grammatikaki.
Finclude: Finclude is a creditworthiness and affordability score provider, enabling financial institutions and individuals to universally assess the financial standing of a user, by utilizing AI and machine learning, on top of open banking APIs (Application Programming Interfaces). Finclude promotes the financial well-being of individuals and enables them to get fair access to credit, based on their up to date financial data.
Applicants: Ioanna Stanegloudi, Yiannis Giokas.
MOJOOLS: Mojools is a fine jewelry brand that gives its clients the ability to become the creators of their own, custom jewelry.
The company has designed a unique, patent-pending, mechanism by which removable ornaments (“mojools”) can easily be attached to rings, bracelets, pendants and earrings. Mojools presents a new type of jewelry which offers unprecedented customization possibilities.
Applicants: Periklis Galanakis, Kyriakos Agiannidis, Rania Alvanou, Konstantinos Karaterzis.
Rodi Pharmaceuticals: Rodi Pharmaceuticals operates in the fertility healthcare sector having developed a series of innovative products that address female infertility. The products, which comprise mainly natural ingredients, are the result of many years of clinical trials, followed by international patent filings, granted and pending. Rodi Pharmaceuticals’ upcoming product lines, which are at the final research stage, include products for the enhancement of male fertility, as well as prescription drugs for the regulation of immune and metabolic disorders.
Applicants: Barbara Geladakis, Dora Vardis, George Deligiannis, Dr. Youla Leftherioti Barla, Maria Goutsou, Senator Lou Raptakis, Dr.Christine Warnke, Χ.Balamotis, Silda Wall Spitzer, Eric Stangvik, S.Chaimandos.
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About Envolve Entrepreneurship:
Envolve is an entrepreneurship support organization, founded by the Libra Group on behalf of the Hellenic Initiative. It provides education, resources, and award programmes for start-up businesses globally. The organization encompasses the former Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award (HEA) and the American Entrepreneurship Award (AEA) – programmes which have declared 61 winners since 2012, supporting job creation and economic growth in Greece and the USA. Striving for a global society where all business owners can prosper and grow, Envolve is committed to developing and cultivating entrepreneurial ecosystems, by ensuring business support services are more readily available to entrepreneurs.
To learn more about Envolve, please visit http://www.envolveglobal.org