Five teams win the Pappajohn Business Plan Award
On Tuesday, 26 June, the John & Mary Pappajohn Business Plan Competition, organized by The Entrepreneurship Hub at ACT, presented the competing teams that reached the finals and the awards to the winners.
More than 110 teams from all over Greece participated in the competition this year showcasing the impact of the event. The five winning teams will receive 4,000 € each for the development of their business ideas. Apart from the award which is a generous donation by the Greek –American entrepreneur John Pappajohn, the winning teams will have access to a variety of events organized by ACT. The Pappajohn Business Plan Competition is one of the major projects led by ACT Entrepreneurship Hub which serves as a start-up accelerator that disseminates valuable know-how and innovative entrepreneurial spirit to the wider community.
The final phase of the contest was a demanding and competitive procedure since all of the teams exhibited pioneering ideas. Extra factors that played a key role in the evaluation were the maturation and feasibility of the projects, the collaborative work, and the appropriate market that could incorporate those ideas.
The five winning teams of the Competition were:
- Biodynamic Spirits: Production of alcoholic beverages from seeds
- AsthmaFit: A system of prevention and information for asthma patients
- Shift Automated: Shift organization system
- RoboTiles: An educational robotic game about computer programming for children.
- i-Plus: Smart app automatizing hotel operations via smartphones
George Kokkas, Director of Entrepreneurship Hub at ACT, the AsthmaFit Team (Alex Alexopoulos, Christodoulos Spagagas), Dimitris Kourtesis, Head of Research and Product Innovation Apifon and VentureGarden mentor.
Harris Spyropoulos from Shift Automated with George Kokkas, Director of Entrepreneurship Hub.
George Kokkas, Director of Entrepreneurship Hub, Nano Tsikhiseli, Antonis Panagiotidis from Biodynamic Spirits, Professor Bakouros from University of Western Macedonia.
George Kokkas, Director of Entrepreneurship Hub, Manolis Hatzigiannis from RoboTiles, Giota Zografaki, Adjunct Professor, ACT and VentureGarden mentor.
George Kokkas, Director of Entrepreneurship Hub, Alexis Kosmidis from i-Plus, Professor Yannis Hatzidimitriou from University of Macedonia.