On Monday, July 20, Envolve Entrepreneurship announced the four winners of the 7th Envolve Award Greece, a competition that awards start-ups and early-stage businesses in Greece. Hosted by TV personality Sakis Tanimanidis, the award ceremony took place in Athens and was broadcast live through the services offered by Chorus Call Hellas.
This year’s winners are Collaborate Healthcare, Finclude, MOJOOLS and Rodi Pharmaceuticals, bringing the total number of winners since the start of the program to 31. The winners are active in a wide range of industries such as Health Technologies, Financial Services, Fashion and Pharmaceuticals.
The Envolve Award Greece, (former Greek Entrepreneurship Award), was instituted in 2012 by the Libra Group on behalf of the Greek Initiative.
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 four winners of the competition will receive interest-free financing, mentorship, and business support services from the Envolve partner network. The winners were selected by the jury from among ten business proposals that had prevailed in the earlier stages of the evaluation process.
The event was attended only by the finalists and speakers in keeping with the government’s public health directions. The ceremony was held with the kind sponsorship of ATRAKTOS, Chorus Call Hellas, EENE, Red Bull, TYCO and Fotokiklosi SA.
The ceremony was hosted by government government representatives and business leaders: Spyridon – Adonis Georgiadis, Minister of Development and Investment, Christos Dimas, Deputy Minister of Research & Technology, Leonidas Christopoulos, General Secretary of the Presidency of the Government, Peggy Antonakou, General Manager of NA Melina Taprantzis, Founder of Wise Greece, Fotis Karydas, journalist and communications consultant, Jimmy Athanasopoulos, Greece Representative of Libra Group Social Responsibility and Chairman of Envolve Entrepreneurship.
Steve Vranakis, Chief Creative Officer at the Government of the Hellenic Republic, Peggy Antonakou, General Manager Southeast Europe at Google, and Alexandros Nousias, Country Director of Envolve Entrepreneurship in Greece, were also on hand for the event.
It was sponsored by ATRAKTOS, Chorus Call Hellas, EENE, TYCO, Red Bull and Fotokiklosi S.A.
Jimmy Athanasopoulos, Greece Representative of Libra Group Social Responsibility and Chairman of Envolve Entrepreneurship, stated at the event: “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.”
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: “Parkaround,” receiving a check for 3,000€. “MOJOOLS,” receiving a check for 2,000€ and “Spaceprk” receiving a check for 1,000€.
Alexandros Nousias, Country Director of Envolve Entrepreneurship in Greece, commented:
“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… and this year’s event sponsors, who helped make this event happen during a very challenging time.”
Since 2012, Envolve has declared 31 award winners in Greece, now 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 Healthcloud: 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.
Team members include: 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. 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.
Team members include: 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 jewellery.
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.
Team members include: 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.
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.
Team members include: 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
The Envolve Awards encompass the former Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award (HEA) and the American Entrepreneurship Award (AEA) – programs 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 their website here: https://envolveglobal.org.
The Libra Group is a privately-owned international business group that is active in 35 countries across six continents. It is focused on six core sectors: aviation, energy, hospitality, real estate, shipping and diversified investments. The group is wholly-owned by the Logothetis family.
For more information, visit their website here.
The Hellenic Initiative’s mission includes investing in the future of Greece through direct philanthropy and economic revitalization. They empower people to provide crisis relief, as well as to encourage entrepreneurs and create jobs.
You may visit their website here.