x

Events

The Hellenic Initiative Venture Impact Awards 2021 Now Open for Applications

September 12, 2021

ATHENS – For the second consecutive year, The Hellenic Initiative (THI) is actively supporting Greek youth entrepreneurship through the Venture Impact Awards (VIA), a program that last year offered cash prizes with total value of $250,000 to 14 organizations with measurable impact on society. This financial and moral support is more important than ever, with the inevitable effect of the pandemic on entrepreneurship and growth efforts in the country.

During last year’s awards, a number of notable and socially impactful organizations such as Enaleia, Wise Greece, Impact Hub Athens, Elektronio, Apiceuticals were recognized, honored and benefited from THI’s newest program, aimed at providing support to Greece’s brightest and most talented teams.

Companies, social enterprises, NGOs, cooperatives and other organizations from the for-profit and nonprofit worlds are welcome to submit their proposals and apply to the VIA. Award winners will be selected based not only on their ability to generate financial returns, but also on how through their mission, they showcase human, social or environmental impact while fostering collaboration among different stakeholders and promoting innovation. VIA is the latest addition to other THI programs like Envolve Greece, Venture Garden, and the Athens Venture Fair, which have worked with high-growth startups since 2012, helping them raise capital, be mentored by experienced executives, and expand their markets.

The awards were established with the support of the Helidoni Foundation and The Charles C. Condes Trust and will be presented at a dedicated event at the end of the year.

All interested parties can now apply to the Venture Impact Awards until October 15 at https://ventureimpactaward.com/application/.

Dimitri Georgakopoulos, Founder of the Helidoni Foundation and THI Board Member, stated: “THI, always committed to its mission, despite the pandemic, managed to showcase its support for Greek innovation and entrepreneurship by establishing the VIA in 2020. After their successful completion last year, we are pleased to announce that applications are now open again. We are looking forward to reviewing this year’s candidates and we are confident that as last year we are going to be truly inspired by their actions and missions.”

Harriette Condes Zervakis, representative of The Charles C. Condes Trust, said: “We are happy to be working together with The Hellenic Initiative and the Helidoni Foundation in this amazing project that actively supports fresh innovative ideas of young Greek entrepreneurs that are jump starting the Greek economy. Through our contribution we aim to honor Charles C. Condes’ legacy.”

George P. Stamas, THI’s Board President, mentioned that “behind every great organization there are passionate people who struggle each day to do their best for themselves and those around them. Our intention is not only to thank them, but to actively support them in their journey both financially and morally. Our belief is that with our help, they will have the resources to grow and create more positive impact in the Greek society.”

The Hellenic Initiative’s mission is investing in the future of Greece through direct philanthropy and economic revitalization. THI empowers people to provide crisis relief, encourage entrepreneurs, and create jobs.

More information is available online: thehellenicinitiative.org

Follow:

Instagram @the_hellenic_initiative

Facebook @thehellenicinitiative

Twitter @THI_OneGreece

LinkedIn @TheHellenicInitiative

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/HellenicInitiative2

#OliMazi #THI #TheHellenicInitiative #GreeksHelpingGreeks

RELATED

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Eleni Saltas, Salt Lake City-based food blogger, cookbook author of ‘All You Can Greek: Food Life Travel’, TV personality and influencer, has been announced as a special achievement honoree award winner for her show ‘Eleni’s Greek Odyssey’ and its episode ‘Poseidon Adventure’ in the Best of Europe category at the 15th Annual Taste Awards.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

By Defining Sex, Some States Are Denying Transgender People Legal Recognition

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Mack Allen, an 18-year-old high school senior from Kansas, braces for sideways glances, questioning looks and snide comments whenever he has to hand over his driver's license, which still identifies him as female.

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told The Associated Press that the military alliance has no plans to send combat troops into Ukraine amid reports that some Western countries may be considering putting boots on the ground in the war-ravaged country.

In 2021, Debbie Crowley discovered the cost benefits of retiring in Tamarindo.

DENVER (AP) — It's almost hard to picture a postseason without both LeBron James and Stephen Curry.

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian police on Tuesday found the bodies of a couple hours after the jilted police officer lover who allegedly shot them dead told investigators where to look, officials said, hidden under rocks and debris on a rural property.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.