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Startup Europe Week Nicosia

Global Shapers Nicosia is inviting interested parties to attend Startup Europe Week – Nicosia to learn about local and EU Support programmes for entrepreneurs and to hear real stories of entrepreneurs from Cyprus, Germany and Greece who will share their tales of failure and perseverance.

What: Startup Europe Week Nicosia
When: Thursday, 9 February
Where: Andreas Patsalides Hall, Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, 86-90 Phaneromenis Str, Nicosia.

Startup Europe Week was created to include all the European regions in a startup focused programme.

Many global initiatives have been created to celebrate entrepreneurship. Typically, such events follow the Silicon Valley format (keynote motivational speeches, networking sessions etc).

But Europe is different and requires something more when it comes to starting a business. Regional diversity and local policy making play a big role in shaping European startups. European regions are key players, from helping entrepreneurs to incorporate a company, to providing grants or taxes breaks.

Startup Europe Week – Nicosia will teach entrepreneurs about the Cyprus Entrepreneurship Ecosystem, available resources, current trends and opportunities for startups.


Part I – Registration / 16.00 – 16.30

Part II – Welcoming remarks / 16.30 – 16.45
– Pangratios Vanezis, Principal KPMG Enterprise and Start-ups Team Leader, on behalf of SEW Nicosia Organizing Team.
– Mayor of Nicosia, Mr. Constantinos Yiorkadjis.

Part III – Key Note Speeches & Discussion / 16.45 – 18.45
– Startup Europe Official Video, SEW presentation.
Pangratios Vanezis, Principal KPMG Enterprise and Start-ups Team Leader.

– Cyprus Entrepreneurship Ecosystem and available resources.
Speaker: Stavriana Kofteros, Startup Catalyst Entrepreneurship Evangelist.

– National Strategy on Entrepreneurship – What’s in it for startups?
Speaker: Irene Piki, Head of Smart Regulation, Investment and Entrepreneurship Division, Unit for Administrative Reform, Presidency.

– Fintech sector.
Speakers: Phanos Pitiris & Peter Lazou Startup&Innovation Experts.

– Women Entrepreneurship.
Speaker: Anna Koukkides-Procopiou President of AIPFE Cyprus-Women of Europe.

Panel discussion

Part IV – Networking & Startup Fair / 19.00 – 20.00

The event will take place on February 9 from 5.30pm until 8.30pm at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation.

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