We take ventures
to new heights

Experience the CyEC 2023 journey

What is CyEC

Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Positive Impact

At the Cyprus Entrepreneurship Competition (CyEC), we strive to help develop a healthy and innovative startup business ecosystem in Cyprus. Leveraging the research output, infrastructure, and expertise available at the University of Cyprus, we seek to empower aspiring entrepreneurs to compete globally and drive positive change.

Benefits

Accelerator Program

Commitment

Participate in nine (9) in-person sessions where at least one member of the team needs to be present.

Benefits

Joining our startup accelerator program grants you access to a plethora of benefits that will supercharge your entrepreneurial journey:

Our accelerator program offers a treasure trove of carefully curated foundational courses. These resources are designed to empower your team, providing invaluable insights and guidance to accelerate the growth of your business.

Connect, collaborate, and thrive alongside like-minded teams, accomplished mentors, and experienced instructors. Our vibrant ecosystem fosters networking opportunities that can lead to fruitful partnerships and valuable industry connections.

Participate in our final competition for the opportunity to showcase your innovative ideas and hard work. Compete for cash prizes of €17,000 for first place and €3,000 for second place, fueling your startup’s progress and success.

The culmination of our accelerator program provides a unique platform for you to pitch your venture to discerning investors. Seize the chance to impress and secure vital funding that can turn your vision into reality.

Launchpad Program

Commitment

No time commitment – go straight to the pitch event

Benefits

Joining our startup Launchpad event that grants you access the pitch competition and non-mandatory access to the foundational accelerator courses:

The culmination of our accelerator program provides a unique platform for you to pitch your venture to discerning investors. Seize the chance to impress and secure vital funding that can turn your vision into reality.

Our accelerator program offers a treasure trove of carefully curated foundational courses. These resources are designed to empower your team, providing invaluable insights and guidance to accelerate the growth of your business.

APPLY

Deadline to submit

Accelerator

Applications for the Accelerator Track Closed on Sept 8th (11:59 EEST)

Launchpad

October 13th 2023 (11:59 EEST)

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Partners

Judges

Philip Amerman

Managing Director,
Navigator Group

Panagiotis Korinos (IDEA)

Manager Innovation
and Entrepreneurship
at Bank of Cyprus

Dr. Celia Hadjichristodoulou

Founder/Managing Director of GrantXpert Consulting

Yiannos Ioannou

Creative Director and CTO at SppMedia Group

Elena Georgiou Strouthou

Co-Founder & CTO
at Cocoon Creations

Workshop Leaders

Daniel Howard

Chief Product Officer
of Heroes Made

George Tziazas

Chief Executive Officer

Alexandros Tziranis

CEO of Hegemonic
Project Games

Andrea Solomonides

Partner at Giraffes
in the Kitchen

Daina Nicolaou

University of Cyprus

Andreas Koupparis

Active Angel Investor,
Mentor and Non-Executive Director

Michael Tyrimos

Managing Director
@ Capacitor Partners / Product
builder / Seed Investor

Mentors

Maggy Domba

Profiler, Tech Strategist
& Impact Advisor

Christina Shailas

Founder CEO,
Gear Education

Constanitinos Loizou

Bringer of Rain

Evagoras Xydas

CEO & Founder,
IREROBOT LTD

Valia Papadimitriou

Founder & CEO, DEVA Group |
co- Founder, keyvoto PXM |
Proud mentor of doers

Angela Panayiotou

Innovation, Startups &
Entrepreneurship Consultant

Victoria Kostic Nola

VIZ VENTURES LTD

Organizing Committee

Philip Amerman

Managing Director,
Navigator Group

Panos Markopoulos

C4E Committee

Maria Theodorou (Ministry)

Commerce and Industry officer

Maria Lavithi

C4E Committee and
CEO of Heroes Made

Christiana Karkoti

C4E Committee

Constantinos Savvides

C4E Committee

Accelerator

1.1

Business Canva

Daina Nicolaou

1.2

Business Executive
Summary

Daniel Howard

1.3

Business Plan

Andreas Koupparis

1.4

Revenue Models

Ioanna Hadjiyerou

1.5

Financial Projections

Ioanna Hadjiyerou

1.6

Pitching
(two sessions)

Andrea Solomonides

1.7

Marketing /
Value Proposition

Michael Tyrimos

1.8

Competitive Analysis

Alexandros Tziranis

1.9

Scalability

George Tziazas