Sir Stelios honours Youth Entrepreneurs for first time

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Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the Creator and Owner of the easy family brand is awarding Youth Entrepreneurship in Cyprus for the first time this year.

He is granting €60,000 to the top three business ideas, which will receive the following awards: 1st Prize – €30,000, 2nd Prize – €20,000, and 3rd Prize – €10,000.

The “Stelios Awards for Young Entrepreneurs in Cyprus 2023” mark the first event of its kind on the island, mirroring the established awards in Greece, running since 2008.

The aim of the “Stelios Awards for Young Entrepreneurs” is to become an institution in Cyprus, running alongside the Stelios Bi-Communal Awards, which have been honouring Bi-communal business cooperation since 2009 and will continue with the next award ceremony in March 2024.

Candidates for the Youth Entrepreneurship Awards must be under 35 and have established a company in the Republic of Cyprus within the last five years.

Young entrepreneurs of any nationality are eligible to participate in the awards.

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou said: “The younger generation represents the future of our economy, and Start-up businesses are the cornerstone for building a productive and dynamically evolving country.

“That is why I consider the establishment of these awards exceptionally significant.

“By the age of 35, I had already launched two significant Start-up businesses, but as I always say, I was fortunate to have funding from my father.

“Therefore, I wish success to all the young individuals, whether or not they have a wealthy parent supporting them!”

Applications for the Stelios Awards for Young Entrepreneurs can be submitted until July 14.

The interviews with the applicants will be conducted online, while the Awards Ceremony is scheduled for September.

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou will personally reward and congratulate the winners via Zoom.

Interested individuals can participate in the Stelios Awards for Young Entrepreneurs in Cyprus by clicking on the link:

Candidates can find more information and competition criteria by downloading the application.

Once completed, the application should be emailed to Marios Missirlis at [email protected], mentioning “Stelios Awards for Young Entrepreneurs in Cyprus 2023” in the subject line.