The Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award (HEA) and the American Entrepreneurship Award (AEA) served as the impetus for Envolve, a 501(c)(3) organization that strives for a global society where all business owners can prosper and grow. Envolve continues a commitment to serve and develop individual entrepreneurs, along with cultivating ecosystems—with a particular focus on selected underserved local communities—around the world.
In 2015, after a track record of success operating the HEA initiative, the Libra Group sponsored the American Entrepreneurship Award (AEA) in Miami-Dade County in Florida and the Bronx in New York City. The essence of President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative encouraged leaders and organizations to address opportunity gaps in under-served communities.
In 2012, the Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award (HEA) was founded by the Libra Group on behalf of The Hellenic Initiative. HEA was founded out of a belief that entrepreneurship should be accessible to all – whether within a thriving economy or during a recession. Motivated by faith in Greece’s intrinsic creativity, grit and determination, the initiative aimed to inspire and champion established and new entrepreneurs.
The HEA and AEA have provided the foundation for Envolve. These initiatives have fueled the creation of hundreds of jobs, making a direct contribution to the economy of Greece and the local communities of the Bronx and Miami Dade County.
Envolve will continue this commitment to serve, develop and cultivate individual entrepreneurs with a special focus on under-served communities.
The Libra Group is a privately-owned international business group that controls 30 subsidiaries 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.