The Center of Sustainable Entrepreneurship Excelixi, will actively support the institution of the Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award (The Hellenic Initiative), under the agreement of Piraeus Bank to contribute to the winning funds for the next five years, commencing with the 2014 award.

Excelixi, with the mission to become a cradle of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, will support both the applicants and the winners of the Prize. Specifically, Excelixi will organize a series of workshops advising on business plan creation, and a funding search service which identifies possible funding options for HEA participants.

Conceived and operated by the Libra Group on behalf of The Hellenic Initiative (THI), the Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award seeks to stimulate entrepreneurial spirit and reward Greece’s most promising start-up businesses. It is open to both experienced and first-time entrepreneurs in Greece whose business plans demonstrate innovation, job creation, financial discipline and sustainability.

Each year between one and five winners are awarded the key resources they need to get a new business started: funding, business support services and an expert mentor. The total prize fund to be shared among the winners this year is expected to be around €700,000.

For more information about the program and application forms, please visit the website