Student Company GrowGreen wins two Awards at the Largest Student Entrepreneurship Competition in Europe
GrowGreen, a Student Company from the English School Nicosia, represented Cyprus at the Company of the Year Competition organized by Junior Achievement Europe, which took place in Brussels between 11 and 13 July 2017.
Over 200 students, representing 37 student-teams, gathered in Brussels to celebrate the top JA companies from across Europe. Through the process of learning to run a company from top to bottom, JA Company Programme students create and market real products and services.
GrowGreen was awarded the FedEx Access Award, which recognizes 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.
Eloiza Savvidou, JA Cyprus CEO noted, “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”.
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.