Elektronio Among the Winners of the 1st annual Venture Impact Awards Hosted by The Hellenic Initiative
“Elektronio Handcrafted Vehicles”, an award-winning Greek startup founded in Thessaloniki, makes premium electric bicycles with special engineering and geometric design to offer clean mobile tech solutions in compliance with the European Directive for electric bicycles.
The company started its journey in 2015 launching Play, a different bicycle solution for urban mobility with an emphasis on personalization. The team members participated in the VentureGarden training program for young entrepreneurs offered by ACT and supported by The Hellenic Initiative (THI) as well as the John & Mary Pappajohn Business Plan Competition Plan organized by ACT winning one of the cash prizes.
This afforded the company many new business opportunities and five years later, Elektronio has emerged as a complete electric mobility brand and has expanded its product offerings with six more models for a variety of applications, including electric bicycles for commuting, cargo electric bicycles, an electric skate, and other proposals of clean mobility technology.
This past year 2020 ended on a high note for the start-up winning the $10,000 prize at the first annual Venture Impact Awards (VIA) launched by THI and held online on December 17, 2020. The event offered $250,000 in cash prizes to young enterprises that combine commercial success, job creation, and philanthropic support helping people on the ground in Greece. The awards were established by THI with the generous support of the Helidoni Foundation and the Charles C. Condes Trust.
Elektronio is currently completing another groundbreaking proposal for a tandem electric bike that will offer an unprecedented riding experience.
Many congratulations to Elektronio founders Anna Chlioura and Pantelis Zarkos.