This year’s delegations participating in the Junior Achievement “Company of the Year” programme, first exhibited their companies and products last January. Team “Paleo” comprises of Tenedios Iacovos (CEO), Galatopoulos Aristotelis and Tenedios Kyriakos (Sales), Panayiotou Antony (Chief Operations Officer), Petrides Christina (Chief Marketing Officer), Papandreou Andreas and Kyriakou Michalis (Production), Kakopierou Irene (Graphic Designer), and Markides Andreas (Financial Controller). Team “Biobee” comprises of Ladommatou Maria (CEO), Folman Katia (Chief Operations Officer), Polykarpou Ino (Public Relations), Petrou Martha (Marketing and Promotion), Chasikou Ioanna (Design and Production), Economides Kyriacos (IT and Production), Aletraris Markos (IT), Flouros Kyriacos (Chief Financial Officer), and Anastasiades Constantinos (Chief Marketing Officer).
On 17 March, the GCS teams displayed their products to the public on a trade fair organised by Junior Achievement Cyprus, at the Mall of Cyprus. The Paleo team won the Best Exhibition Stand Award.
Heart-disease, Obesity, Diabetes. These are just a few of the thriving diseases that are mostly caused to our current generations, due to our inactive lifestyle and modern diets which are filled with sugars, fats and all kinds of processed food. A study carried out in 2016 ranked Cyprus 1st compared to 43 European countries in obesity.
Our solution – Back to the Future
As a company we plan to promote the paleolithic diet which means cutting modern processed foods from our diets and return to the early diet that our hunting-gatherer ancestors used to. This diet allows people to eat only unprocessed foods like fruits and animals that feel you up faster and provide you with healthy vitamins and minerals whilst minimizing weight gaining.
In Paleo we came across the population growth issue outlined by the United Nations which estimates that at our current growth rates earth’s population will reach 9.7 billion by 2050.This means that our currently known foods which mostly involve livestock will become unsustainable
Our Solution – Unknown Food Treasures
Pro-activity, not reactivity: We plan on introducing our customers to Spirulina. They are a kind of fresh water algae that can be grown at mass quantities and 70% of their body weight is pure protein. They pose a great alternative to the available protein sources we now have and that’s why they are main ingredient of our products.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Paleo-808872252616849/
Biobee is a natural washable alternative to plastic wrap and cling film used for food storage, because good food deserves good care! It can be used to wrap cheese; half a lemon, a crusty loaf of bread and fruits and vegetables; cover a bowl or pack a snack for your next adventure. Our aim is to incorporate our natural, eco- friendly as well as sustainable and reusable product in our day to day life.
Living in a society that is drowning in great seas of plastic, our biodegradable, eco-friendly product that is made up of 100% natural ingredients aims to reduce plastic consumption. Biobee wraps are re-usable for up to a year and require minimum effort for washing, as cold water and a bit of soap will do the trick!
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BioBee-2176091416053927/