Global Entrepreneurship Support
We launched the Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award in Greece in 2012 to help spur economic growth during a debilitating national financial crisis. Established in partnership with The Hellenic Initiative, HEA was founded out of a belief that entrepreneurship should be accessible to all – whether within a thriving economy or during a recession. Motivated by faith in Greece’s intrinsic creativity, grit, and determination, the initiative aimed to inspire and champion established and new entrepreneurs.
HEA was rebranded as Envolve Entrepreneurship in 2017 and has continued to award funding through the Envolve Greece Awards, provide mentorship and support services to founders, and develop countless cross-sector partnerships, business toolkits, and educational events to better support entrepreneurs in Greece and other parts of Europe. Libra Philanthropies provides Envolve Greece with in-kind marketing and logistical support and other pro bono services to help the organization grow and pursue its mission on a greater scale.
To date, Envolve Greece has provided €6M+ in funding to 37 entrepreneurs operating in 20 sectors. Founders have achieved a combined valuation exceeding €860M, producing some of Greece’s leading businesses, such as Blueground, RTsafe, Apifon, Ferryhopper, CollegeLink, PD Neurotechnology. Additionally, more than 1,800 new jobs have been created in Greece.