Cypriot students’ company GrowGreen wins two awards at European Competition

GrowGreen, a students company from the English School in Nicosia, has won two awards for the Company of the Year Competition, organized by Junior Achievement Europe, which took place in Brussels between 11 and 13 July 2017. The company represented Cyprus at the competition.

According to a press release, over 200 students, representing 37 student-teams, gathered in Brussels to celebrate the top JA companies from across Europe.

GrowGreen was awarded the FedEx Access Award, which recognises student-run businesses that best exhibit the principles of global connectivity. Additionally, GrowGreen CEO, Irene Andreou received the JA Alumni Leadership Award, which is presented to individuals demonstrating outstanding leadership skills affecting their team and their company.

The company created a biodegradable plant pot called the green box using coffee waste. The pot can be planted directly into the soil as it biodegrades and the coffee acts as a fertilizer for the plant.

Eloiza Savvidou, JA Cyprus CEO noted that these are two very prestigious awards and this demonstrates that, with the right support and environment, Cypriot students have the entrepreneurial talent and skills needed to excel at a European level competition, she said.

Tefkros Chimonas, GrowGreen student said that the competition was one of the most treasured experiences they have encountered so far and is going to stay in their minds as an amazing memory.

Source: Cyprus News Agency