Are you an entrepreneur in Greece with a
business idea?
Looking for
funding, support
and expert advice?
HEA is here to
help you make your
business dreams
come true
  • Viable business ideas
  • Individuals or companies
  • Based in Greece
  • Innovation, sustainability
  • Financial prudence
  • Job creation in Greece
  • Interest-free funding 
    of up to €1,000,000 
  • An expert mentor
  • Wide range of business
    support services (IT, legal,
    accounting, marketing, HR etc.

  • Easy online application
  • Register, then build application over time
  • Upload supporting documents
  • Get email notifications


Again a record number of applicants are competing for up to €1 million start-up funding.

HEA 2015 contest has again achieved higher levels of participation than in any previous year. The evaluation process has begun and our highly experienced judges will now have the difficult task of scrutinising hundreds of submitted business plans in order to announce the 2015 finalists during June 2015, then between one and five winners will be announced at the end of June 2015.The award judges are looking for ideas that demonstrate innovation, sustainability, financial prudence and job creation in Greece. 

The Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award (HEA) offers Greece-based entrepreneurs the chance to receive free consulting and support plus up to €1,000,000 of funding to support a new business venture. Following highly successful award programmes in the last two years, the eight HEA winners to date are benefiting from funding, mentoring and business support. To track their progress click here.

The award programme aims to create opportunity for both experienced and budding entrepreneurs by providing winners with the resources they need to get a new business started. The Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award is funded and administered by the Libra Group on behalf of The Hellenic Initiative, a non-profit organization that is undertaking a number of economic development programmes designed to encourage entrepreneurship and investment in Greece. The Libra Group has committed over €7 million to the award.