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Support flooding in for exciting business event

Coras 2013 is continuing to attract a great deal of interest since its launch in November 2012.

Coras was conceived by local millionaire and businessman Shawn Khorassani as a competition to identify a budding and vibrant start-up business to support through prizes of a 10k cash injection and one year’s free mentoring.

Mr Khorassani has neither been short of applicants nor local sponsors keen to be involved in this unique initiative. “I am overwhelmed by the support I have received from local companies who are working with me to ensure the event’s success. In return they are raising their own profiles in the local community” commented Mr Khorassani.

The winner will be announced at a red carpet business event on the 2nd May at the Hilton Centre in Newbury.

Mr Khorassani believes that the event will be the perfect opportunity to showcase the winning entrant and bring together local businesses for an evening of networking.  Coras are pleased to announce some of their partners so far:

Rouge Media, Hotel Chocolat, MWS Media, Education Partnership West Berkshire, Arsenal Football Club, Keeps Printing, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce.

“We take great pleasure in supporting Shawn Khorassani and Coras – a unique networking opportunity.” Keeps Printing

“Hotel Chocolat is looking forward to taking part in this inspirational event in Newbury. Being a business whose co-founders are British entrepreneurs, we happily support a project which encourages the support and start up of emerging businesses.” Hotel Chocolat

The local MP Richard Benyon is also supporting Coras2013: “West Berkshire is one of the best places in Britain to set up and run a business. Coras is a superb initiative which will encourage local entrepreneurs to develop their dreams.”

To become part of the event or to apply with your business proposal, please visit

About Coras…

Coras is a platform for Shawn Khorassani to help nurture business talent and bring his years of experience 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

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