IST College - Crazy Business Ideas 2011

Promoting entrepreneurship, encouraging innovation.

Crazy Business Ideas 2011

Awards 2011

The first prize was €10.000 as capital to start up a business based on their idea. The 2nd and 3d prizes were a full scholarship for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at IST.

1st award: “sourceLair”

Online software development platform targeted at programmers (professional ana amateurs). The 4-member team of sourceLair acknowledging the needs of today’s programmers, decided to develop an online platform to cover their needs. sourceLair’s mission is to substitute the programming methods used todate, so that the only tool needed for the development of programmes is an internet browser.

Competitive advantages are described here below:
1. One might work anywhere one wants
2. No need for programme installation, an internet browser will do (i.e.. Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer etc.)
3. Programmers may work simultaneously on the same project no matter what their location is
4. Possibility of working on mobile phones and tablets
5. Use of a wide range of necessary tools without the need to install or upgrade them

2nd award: “Ef Zin Rhodes Resort”

Transformation of hotel units in well-being, re-juvenation centers targeted at elderly European citizens. It will be located in Rhodes, the area of Afandou, offering packages that will combine accommodation, Mediterranean food, health and hospital care. This idea aims at exploiting the available hotel infrastructure which remains unexploited during ¾ of the year, aiming at long-lasting and even permanent staying of elderly Europeans in Greece.

3rd award: “Heaven’s Pet”

A funeral parlor exclusively for small animals, which undertakes the organization and implementation of transport and burial of dead animals, relieving its owners from this difficult task.

Evaluation Committee 2011

Evaluation Committee
Konstantinos Michalos President of the Athens Chamber of Commerce & Industry & President and CEO «SWAN Α.Ε.»
George Velentzas Co-chairman & General Manager of Folli Follie Group & Member of the ACCI Board
George Gerardos President and CEO Plaisio Computers
Marina Eleftheroudaki President “G.Κ. Eleftheroudakis” & Member of the ACCI Board
George Paschas General Manager Information Technology & Procurement National Bank of Greece
Vassilios Tamvakas President of the Board of Directors “Gallenica” & “Minerva Pharmaceutics”
Alexandra Chazapi-Pitta CEO “Melissokomiki Eteria Attiki” & Member of the ACCI Board
George Chiotis Vice Chancellor IST College