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Coras Launch – Press Release

Berkshire ‘Dragon’ to invest £10,000 in winning Start-up

Coras, a new investment initiative by a local entrepreneur Shawn Khorassani, officially launches today.

Coras is inviting proposals from emerging businesses to take advantage of Shawn’s expertise for a 12-month period, together with an initial cash injection of up to £10,000. The aim is to help a new company develop and fulfil the dreams of its entrepreneur, with the help of a dynamic and self-made millionaire.

Applicants can fill in a simple form online at and will subsequently be invited to an initial meeting between December this year and March 2013. Following these meetings, companies making the shortlist will be informed and invited to a Gala Evening at the Hilton Newbury Centre Hotel on 2 May 2013, with one company winning the ultimate prize.

The Hilton Centre in Newbury will be the venue sponsor for Coras 2013. Sam Farmer, Hotel Manager, commented, “We are very excited to be involved with this project and showcase our hotel to the local business community”.

Speaking on the opportunity, Shawn remarked, “This is truly a unique event, the like of which has not been held in this area before”. He described the three main purposes:

  1.  to encourage and support a start-up providing mentoring as well as cash;
  2.  to create an environment for dynamic businesses to interact with like-minded companies and individuals in order to generate a stronger local economy;
  3.  to be inspired by the success stories of those who have built successful enterprises from scratch and added “This is even more poignant during the current climate of recession and the doom and gloom that is painted by observers”.

Coras 2013 is a red carpet event: it is not aimed at your average business. The initiative has been specifically designed for those companies who have the vision and aspiration to grow and truly set standards in their field.

Companies embracing that vision with an interest in getting involved are encouraged to contact Sam Harper on the details below or apply via the website.

About Coras…

Coras is a platform for Shawn Khorassani to help nurture business talent and bring his years of expertise to companies and individuals who have the vision to leave a lasting legacy through the creation of well run and successful enterprises. The background to Shawn’s business achievements can be followed at

Media Contact: Samantha Harper 01635 292785 07535 608245