Envolve begins its tour around Greece to promote entrepreneurship

Envolve Entrepreneurship will visit cities around Greece, including the islands, once again in order to explore and support local entrepreneurs and innovators

 

Athens, 6 September 2019 – Envolve Entrepreneurship (http://www.EnvolveGlobal.org) is once again organizing a road show, titled “Next stop: Entrepreneurship”, which is a series of meetups in numerous Greek cities with the purpose of promoting innovation and entrepreneurship. Part of the Education pillar of Envolve, the tour will seek out and support local activities in communities where business growth and development are vital for the economy and workforce. This year, it will start from Thessaloniki, where the organization will be participating in Thessaloniki International Fair and arranging events about startup businesses.

Following last year’s warm welcome of the meetups in 17 cities around the country, the tour will cover even more Greek cities this year. Starting from Tuesday, September 10th, the organization will visit Veroia and Xanthi. On September 11th, 13th and 14th, it will stop in Kavala, Ioannina and Corfu. Next venues will be Volos, Trikala and Lamia, while in the following weeks, further events will take place in Athens, the Peloponnese, Creta, Chios and Rhodes.

These meetings aim also to bring together budding and experienced entrepreneurs with people from local municipalities, academia, chambers of commerce and other business sectors to facilitate dialogue and networking. The events aim to focus on transferring knowledge, tools and best practices from the startup scene and at the same time promote cooperation between local entrepreneurs.

Free tickets and more information are available via the following link (the list of cities is being updated regularly): www.facebook.com/pg/EnvolveGR/events/

The submission deadline for Envolve Award Greece 2019 applications on October 1st approaches soon. Envolve encourages aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs who need support to create and develop their businesses to come forward. Attendees of the “Next stop: Entrepreneurship” events will receive comprehensive information about how they can draw on Envolve’s activities and apply for the award programme.

Last year, hundreds of road show participants from 17 different cities had the chance to discuss the twin themes of entrepreneurship and innovation in Greece, highlighting local business activities and expressing their challenges and thoughts at the same time.

More than 50 speakers addressed their knowledge and experience on entrepreneurship and innovation last year, with more planned for this year.

Additionally, five out of the eight Envolve Award Greece 2018 winners have their businesses located in Greek cities and urban areas beyond Athens.

Alexandros Nousias, Director of Envolve Entrepreneurship in Greece, commented: “Experiencing the encouraging participation of the local communities in last year’s road show across Greece, it was clear from the first moment that we had to do this again. During this tour we met dozens of entrepreneurs with admirable work in different sectors of the economy. We also had the chance to give back to these communities and help develop a dialogue around entrepreneurship and innovation throughout Greece. As proof of the strong entrepreneurial spirit that exists in Greece, 48.3% of the applications we received for Envolve Award Greece 2018 came from cities outside of Athens.

Envolve’s mission rests on its three pillars: education, resources and awards. The non-profit organization was founded by Libra Group in 2012 and provides education for startups and early-stage businesses, utilizing its partnership with other organization and businesses, increasing the available  business resources. The award program in Greece is operated on behalf of the Hellenic Initiative and is supported by dozens organizations, such as Antidote, Atradius, epixeiro.gr, IADR, Intracom Telecom, Ioannis Vassardanis & Partners Law Firm, Lykourezos Law Offices, Microsoft, Moore Stephens, People for Business, Reed Smith, SAP Hellas, V+O Communication and White Room.

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About Envolve Entrepreneurship:

Envolve Entrepreneurship is an entrepreneurship support organization, founded by the Libra Group, that provides resources, education and award programs for startup businesses globally. The organization encompasses the former Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award (HEA) and the American Entrepreneurship Award (AEA) – programs which have declared 43 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 diverse entrepreneurs.

To learn more about Envolve, please visit http://EnvolveGlobal.org.

 

About the Libra Group:

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 the website: www.libra.com

 

 

For further information, please contact:

Giannis Syrmopoulos

V+O Communication

Τel: +30 2107249000 (247)

Email: gsy@vando.gr

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