The Cyprus entrepreneurship competition (CyEC) is a business plan competition designed to help early-stage entrepreneurs transform their ideas into world-changing companies. Participants will have the unique opportunity to develop their ideas, grow their business skills and network through a series of carefully designed workshops by local and international partners, mentoring sessions, and networking events.

Our focus is on sustainable solutions that respond to real and global challenges through entrepreneurship, technology and innovation and have the potential to compete on a global scale.

We are looking for ambitious teams who want to develop their ideas quickly and who are both agile and adaptive in pursuit of finding the best problem-solution and product-market fit.

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A 17.000 EUR prize will be offered to the best team of CyEC 2022 that presents an innovative operational company and it is a potentially viable investment opportunity.


A prize of 3.000 EUR will be awarded to the team that presents the best idea for a start-up that has not yet launched and demonstrates the best business potential.


Philip Ammerman

Investment Advisor, Navigator Consulting Group

Angela Panayiotou

Manager, IDEA Innovation Center

Pavlos Christoforou

CEO, MUFG Investor Services FinTech Limited

Theodoros Middleton

Executive Chairman at Digital Tree, Partner at Invelopment Partners


Anastasia Constantinou

Head of Innovation Management Unit, Research Support Service at University of Cyprus

Anixi Antonakoudi

PhD, MBA, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Office, The Cyprus Institute

Ariana Polyviou

Lecturer, School of Business of the University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Bendik Loevaas

Technology Entrepreneur, Co-Founding Partner,

Christina Orphanidou

Senior Manager, Advisory, Data and Artificial Intelligence Lab, PwC Cyprus

Demetris Hadjisofokli

CEO, Centre for Social Innovation, Cyprus

Fabio Maria Montagnino

Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The Cyprus Institute

George K. Demetriou

CEO, Positive Group


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