COVIDEA

Do you have an entrepreneurial idea that innovatively solves problems that the recent Covid-19 epidemic has created?

Share it with us and compete for one partial (50%) scholarship for the Alba Graduate Business School MSc in Entrepreneurship.

The Alba Hub for Entrepreneurship and Development (AHEAD), Alba’s entrepreneurship center, calls young innovators to join the discussion and become game changers. Submit a video that responds to 5 questions. A Selection Panel with entrepreneurs who have graduated from Alba will review all valid applications and select the winner.

Competition Guidelines

Covid-19 has affected most aspects of our lives. From complicated health related issues, to disruptions of our daily lives even as far as very simple tasks are concerned. Global initiatives encourage individuals and teams to come up with solutions that will help overcome such problems.

We welcome ideas that are small or big, ambitious, and feasible. We are looking for entrepreneurs who want to change the world step by step in an entrepreneurial way.

Present your idea in a video of up to 5 minutes by responding to the following questions:

  1. What problem related to or caused by the Covid-19 epidemic does your idea address?
  2. Who has this problem?
  3. What is the solution you propose?
  4. How can you implement this solution? How is this solution related to your knowledge, experience, skills, contacts etc.?
  5. What do you need to implement your idea?

Share your video with us by filling out the Application Form below. The best way to share the video is with a link from a cloud storage or file sharing tool (WeTransfer, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive etc.).


Selection Process

All submissions will be reviewed by the Competition Committee for validity and eligibility. The valid submissions will be forwarded to the Selection Panel that consists of Alba alumni entrepreneurs.

The Selection Panel will evaluate valid submissions based on the following criteria to select the Competition Winner. The Selection Panel may suggest further scholarships, should more than one applicant excel in the competition.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • creativity,
  • vision,
  • social impact and

Each one of these 4 criteria accounts for 25% of the evaluation.

The ideas will not be evaluated for scale or size. Even small changes can make our world a better place following the COvid-19 outbreak and its implications.


Selection Panel

  • Vicky Dallas, Founder & CEO 9AM Media Labs & Appocalypsis - The Alba MBA (2009)
  • Kostas Pardalis, Co-Founder & CEO Blendo.co - MSc in Strategic HRM (2010)
  • Athina-Polina Dova, Co-Founder & COO Owiwi - MSc in International Business and Management (2013).
  • Ilias Vartholomaios, Co-Founder & CEO Owiwi - MSc in International Business and Management (2013)
  • Angelika Niarchou, Co-Founder Ploos Design – MSc in Entrepreneurship (2016)


Contest Timeline


Need more info?

For more information regarding the idea competition contact Alexis Komselis, Director, Alba Hub for Entrepreneurship and Development (AHEAD) at [email protected].

For more information regarding the MSc in Entrepreneurship and the academic application process contact Maria Zalma, MSc Entrepreneurship Program Manager at [email protected].


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