Envolve invites entrepreneurs and groups to submit their own proposal. The winning companies gain 360-degree support through interest-free financing, mentoring and business support services from Envolve’s wide network of partners.
Any startup or innovative early stage business in Greece, regardless of the sector of activity, can submit its application for participation in the competition electronically, through Envolve’s secure application platform. The application platform will remain open until Tuesday, March 8, 2022. More information on the eligibility criteria and the timetable of the competition on the Envolve page.
“It is a great thrill for us to close 10 years of presence in the Greek innovation ecosystem. A proof that the flame in the Greek business world is still burning. In 2012, we launched the Envolve Award with our mission to support ambitious entrepreneurs at a time when they needed it. 10 years later, we have embraced thousands of ideas, standing by our winners and finalists, in their development and in the difficulties they faced.”, said Jimmy Athanasopoulos, president of Envolve Entrepreneurship.
“Entrepreneurs in Greece don’t give up. Over the course of 10 years, the Envolve Award Greece has examined ideas that have shone beyond any crisis or pandemic. The hard work and stubbornness that characterizes our winners and finalists, gives Envolve the motivation to continue to support the Greek Startup ecosystem and the new generation of entrepreneurs. Innovation calls for diversity. We expect for another year creative ideas that will change the rules and innovate.”, commented Alexandros Nousias, director of Envolve Entrepreneurship in Greece.
Since its establishment in 2012 by the Libra Group, on behalf of The Hellenic Initiative, Envolve Award Greece has received applications from over 8,000 teams and has awarded 34 winners. These companies are active in 19 sectors of the economy, have created more than 2,000 jobs, have attracted investments of more than 260 million euros and their total value exceeds 850 million euros.
Through its close cooperation with educational and public institutions, both in Greece and in Europe, Envolve is an active consultant for innovation and startup entrepreneurship, supporting institutions such as Elevate Greece and proceeding with actions such as skillup forum in collaboration with OAED, Evolved-5G, University Startup World Cup and others.
The previous cycle of Envolve Award Greece highlighted three winning companies, Carge, Momcycle, and obko, which are active in the fields of technology, financial services (fintech), and e-commerce. The winners emerged during an event broadcast live to thousands of viewers around the world, which hosted representatives from the Greek government and business.
The Envolve Award Greece program is supported by dozens of organizations, both in Greece and in the USA. Among the supporters of the award in Greece are also organizations such as Amazon Web Services, LANCOM, Microsoft and V+O Communication.