The members of the SEUA Alliance, Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (iED) and Aephoria.net, held the final national competition for StartUp Europe Awards in Greece.
The iED, an NGO promoting the entrepreneurship and supporting startups, tried to gather all the innovative startups through a special platform dedicated to Greek startups (entre.gr). With a very simple registration, the startups filled in their basic information. The total submissions in the platform reached the number of 75.
At the same time the Aephoria.net, a sustainable-business education and incubation program for startup companies operating in Greece, selected through “BlueGrowth” competition two winning startups.
The Greek Jury, formed by both organisations representatives, selected on 2nd of December 2016 the five winners in five different categories. These startups will have the opportunity to represent Greece in the European Final of StartUp Europe Awards to be held first quarter 2017 in Brussels. There, an international jury will chose the best 10 startups of Europe in the called “The Eurovision for Startups”.
For CITIES category the winner is CityCrop, aiming at modernising and democratising farming, as key to a healthier and greener living.
Nursify, a mobile device application that connects people who need First Aid Help with volunteers trained to provide First Aid Help, was chosen as the best greek HEALTH startup.
For CREATIVE category the winner is Convert Art, the first startup upcycling company in Greece, which manufactures handmade products made exclusively from recycled inner tubes, tires, electrical equipment, wood and aluminium.
Hopwave, which helps you discover new destinations in your island hopping journeys with the use of the small boats network, was chosen for the TOURISM category of SEUA Greece.
Finally, the winner for GREEN category is Phee, a startup that uses the dead leaves of sea grass, Posidonia Oceanica, which are washed up in huge quantities along many Greek coasts, creating natural and biodegradable products.
StartUp Europe Awards is promoted by the European Commission and supported by the President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of the European Parliament as Ambassadors and it is implemented by Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe