Global Entrepreneurship Support
In March 2018 our social responsibility division launched Envolve, a global entrepreneurship support organization that seeks to cultivate the next generation of business leaders through the provision of education, resources and regional awards.
Developing and cultivating entrepreneurial ecosystems"
Envolve is the successor to our ‘Entrepreneurship Awards’ initiative and integrates the former Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award (HEA) and American Entrepreneurship Award (AEA) programmes which declared 35 winners between 2012 and 2017, supporting job creation and economic growth in Greece and the USA. Envolve builds on the legacy of these award schemes and promises to reach wider international communities in need of economic stimulus.
Envolve’s mission rests on three pillars: education, resources and awards. It provides education for start-up and early-stage businesses and leverages partnerships that increase the availability of entrepreneurship resources in the hope that individuals will be better positioned to make a competitive application for an Envolve Award.
The organisation provides knowledge and resources to global entrepreneurs via its website and at events and workshops hosted by established entrepreneurs and industry experts. Business support tools available via the Envolve website include the ‘Business Plan Generator’, a step-by-step online guide to creating a business plan, and the ‘Entrepreneur Toolkit’, a suite of downloadable business and finance guides for first-time entrepreneurs.
Envolve identifies underserved local communities each year and operates regionally-focused entrepreneurship awards that recognize innovation, local job creation and sustainability. Envolve Award winners receive funding, mentorship and a range of business support services.