The new programme connects business leaders with aspiring entrepreneurs island-wide
NICOSIA, APRIL 10, 2017 – CyprusInno, the first and largest bi-communal digital platform connecting Cypriot entrepreneurs, startups, and innovators, has announced the official launch and the opening of the application period of its first Bi-Communal Startup Mentorship Programme. The CyprusInno team is pleased to invite entrepreneurs and startups from all over Cyprus to apply for the programme. The call is open to current or aspiring Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot entrepreneurs in any phase of their venture, from the idea stage to the launch stage.
CyprusInno’s Bi-Communal Startup Mentorship Programme connects the most successful Cypriot entrepreneurs and business leaders with aspiring entrepreneurs island-wide to help ensure their growth and future success. “We want to encourage collaboration amongst innovators from both communities and work together to help Cypriot startups and entrepreneurs succeed and, together, make their mark on the global stage for innovation,” said Steven W. Stavrou, CyprusInno co-founder.
Six teams will be selected for the programme, each paired with one of six mentors. The selected participants will gain access to 1-hour Skype sessions per week for 3 months with their mentor, email exchange with their mentor, and marketing and promotion with spotlight features on CyprusInno’s website and social media channels. During sessions, entrepreneurs are encouraged to ask questions, exchange stories and/or experiences, seek advice on projects and deliverables (business plans, pitch decks, etc.), and seek help in overcoming challenges.
Six influential mentors have been secured for the programme, all successful Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot entrepreneurs and business leaders representing both communities. Selected Greek-Cypriot startups/entrepreneurs will be paired with Turkish-Cypriot mentors and selected Turkish-Cypriot startups/entrepreneurs will be paired with Greek-Cypriot mentors. “We’re giving startups and entrepreneurs in Cyprus the opportunity to connect and learn from some of the best, and in doing so promoting cooperation between both communities with the hope of also potentially expanding their services to other markets within Cyprus,” said Burak Berk Doluay, CyprusInno co-founder.
The duration of the programme is 3-months from May 1, 2017 until July 31, 2017. The deadline to apply is April 21, 2017. Apply today for the opportunity to gain mentorship from Cypriot startup/business experts and thought leaders. Expand island-wide and become a part of the bi-communal startup ecosystem of Cyprus.
For more information, to meet the mentors, or to apply, visit: http://cyprusinno.com/mentorship-programme/.
CyprusInno is the first and largest bi-communal digital platform connecting Cypriot entrepreneurs, startups, and innovators island-wide. At the crossroads of three continents, Cyprus, a Mediterranean island-nation, is on the brink of an entrepreneurial renaissance. With the prospect of peace looming, it is more important than ever to connect our island in unique ways. Cyprus’ future is in the hands of its dreamers, innovators, and entrepreneurs, and it is our goal to connect them throughout neighborhoods and across borders to help build a better, more peaceful future for the island. Through entrepreneurship and innovation, we present to the world a unified Cyprus.
Burak Berk Doluay, Co-founder
Steven W. Stavrou, Co-founder
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