MEET THE HEA 2017 WINNERS
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The fifth Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award (HEA) has announced the five winning teams who will share prize funding of €1,250,000 plus mentorship and a wide range of business support services by HEA and its network of sponsors and partners. This year’s winners span a computer programming teaching method, a ‘smart’ food packaging solution, a traditional Greek health drink, an online training and recruitment platform and a quiz-based app that helps students revise for exams. The ten 2017 finalists are active in six different sectors, including education, medical technology, food & beverage, fashion, tourism and technology.
More than 4,000 people participated in the 2017 competition with 1,250 teams submitting business plans for consideration – a 12% increase on 2016, indicating that the entrepreneurial scene in Greece is highly active.
A total of 19 winners, sharing accumulated prize funding of €4,775,000, have been declared since the award programme was launched by the Libra Group on behalf of The Hellenic Initiative (THI) in 2012. Former winners span multiple business sectors, from meteorology, culture and medical technology to innovative digital services. These companies have achieved consistent commercial growth despite Greece’s prolonged economic downturn.
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