As 2018 comes to an end, we mark the conclusion of a whirlwind second year for CyprusInno. We invite you to view some of our milestones (below) over the course of the last year. Two years ago this month, after unveiling our digital platform, CyprusInno officially launched as an organization at our first inter-communal business mixer event where a humble yet dedicated group of 30 entrepreneurs from both sides of the island packed into a cafe, vibrantly exchanging ideas and sharing their innovative startup projects and/or businesses. In our second year, we saw this group grow to hundreds, our online community to thousands, and our digital and in-person initiatives multiply as we remained as inspired (if not more) by a strong Cypriot-led passion and commitment to island-wide collaboration. Most importantly, we have been fortunate to witness what a united Cyprus looks like - innovative, diverse, determined, committed, cooperative, collaborative, happy - how it could bring stability and prosperity and serve as a model for the entire world... READ MORE
2018: A Year in Review
On January 11, 2018, over 100 Cypriots and other Cyprus-based community members of all ages and all different backgrounds from all over the island, both north and south, gather in the peaceful and hospitable Home for Cooperation and make history as part of Cyprus’s largest inter-communal business mixer networking event..Read More
CyprusInno co-founders Burak Doluay and Steven Stavrou sit down with Can Gazi of BRT to discuss their story and CyprusInno intiatives. Burak and Steven first co-host a radio programme, followed by a 1-hour TV interview.
CyprusInno co-founder Burak Doluay sits down with Panis Pieri, founder of DisruptCyprus for a live AMA (ask me anything) to discuss CyprusInno, entrepreneurship, startups, innovation, disruption, and more.
After being one of 40 in Europe invited to participate in the Youth, Peace and Security European Regional Consultation in Brussels in 2017, CyprusInno's model for peace, stability, and prosperity and approach to conflict resolution is incorporated as a recommendation in the report of the Youth, Peace and Security European..Read More
Cyta Smartcity Crowdhackathon is a Marathon for the Development of Innovative Applications and Services, during which participants are to develop pilot services and applications solving problems that Local Authorities face and supporting local and national development through new technologies.
CyprusInno officially launches the CyInno Knowledge Lab, the first FREE digital entrepreneurial skill-building e-learning lab for ALL Cypriot entrepreneurs! The Knowledge Lab features 6 courses, 37 modules, 101 lessons, 63 quizzes, 30 videos, 14 practical exercises, 6 local Cyprus case studies, and over 30 hours of coursework.
CyprusInno officially supports and participates in four #SEW18 events across the island [Limassol (5/3), Nicosia (6/3), Larnaca (7/3) and Paphos (8/3)] organized by RiseTech Media on the topics of disruption, startups, funding, growth hacking and how you start your own innovative company. Startup Europe Week is the largest multi-event of its..Read More
The CyprusInno online community surpasses 2,000 members and subscribers.
CyprusInno co-founder Burak Doluay is selected as one of the Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative 2018 fellows. Launched in 2016, the Young Transatlantic Innovative Leaders Initiative Fellowship is the flagship program of the Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) of the U.S. Department of State and is supported in its..Read More
CyprusInno co-founder Steven Stavrou conducts a startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem visit in Washington DC, USA, attending and giving presentations and visiting co-working spaces, accelerators (such as the PeaceTech Accelerator), incubators, and embassies.
CyprusInno co-founders Steven Stavrou and Burak Doluay conduct a startup and entrepreuneurship ecosystem visit in Barcelona, Spain, attending presentations and visit co-working spaces.
CyprusInno co-founder Burak Doluay attends the first EU conference on Youth, Peace and Security in Brussels after being invited as one Europe's young peace-builders. CyprusInno was invited after its contributions to the UN Security Council resolution 2250 as the only representative from Cyprus in September 2017.
The UN Security Council unanimously adopts a new resolution on Youth4Peace. Unanimously adopting resolution 2419 (2018), the Council called on all relevant actors to consider ways for increasing the representation of young people when negotiating and implementing peace agreements, recognizing that their marginalization was detrimental to building sustainable peace and countering..Read More
CyprusInno co-Founder Steven Stavrou is invited to Tallinn, Estonia for the 2018 Symposium of the European Union and Council of Europe (EU-CoE youth partnership) focused on exploring the crossroads of digitalization, social inclusion, and youth. CyprusInno is also selected as a "Good Practice" and invited to showcase their work on..Read More
CyprusInno officially supports and participates in AngelHack Cyprus. CyprusInno co-founder Burak Doluay serves as a startup team mentor. AngelHack Cyprus is brought to us by ImpacTechs and RiseTech Media (DisruptCyprus.com).
CyprusInno is named a semi-finalist in the European Youth Awards, shortlisted in the category of Sustainable Economics. The European Youth Award (EYA) is a pan-European contest to motivate young people, social entrepreneurs, and start-ups to produce digital projects that will have an impact on society. It demonstrates their potential to..Read More
On August 31, 2018, over 150 Cypriots yet again make history at the Home for Cooperation in the UN Buffer Zone as part of Cyprus’s largest inter-communal business gathering to date. Another 1,800+ join online from all over the world and tune into the live stream.
CyprusInno is named a finalist in the European Youth Awards, shortlisted in the category of Sustainable Economics. The European Youth Award (EYA) is a pan-European contest to motivate young people, social entrepreneurs, and start-ups to produce digital projects that will have an impact on society. It demonstrates their potential to create..Read More
CyprusInno co-founder Burak Doluay joins a delegation of Cypriots to conduct a startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem visit in Berlin, Germany - visiting co-working spaces, accelerators/incubators, universities, innovation centers, and more.
CyprusInno co-founder Burak Berk Doluay is named one of the 17 UN World Young Leaders, announced in NYC at the Social Good Summit ahead of the UN General Assembly week and launch of the Youth2030 global strategy. The UN recognizes CyprusInno as one of the significant examples of using innovative solutions to tackle the..Read More
CyprusInno co-founder Burak Doluay sits down with Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Natalia Kanem, Maher Nasser, Jayathma Wickramanayake, and Miao Wang to discuss working for and with young people and CyprusInno in the SDG media zone. The SDG Media Zone — a live format of interviews, panel discussions and other digital content—seeks to create,..Read More
CyprusInno is awarded the Stelios Bi-Communal Award for promoting bi-communal cooperation and helping to establish lasting peace on our island of Cyprus.
CyprusInno co-founder Burak Doluay conducts a startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem visit in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, visiting co-working spaces, accelerators, incubators, and universities, and giving a presentation at Dr. Anna Monhartova's Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship class at Tulane University.
CyprusInno co-founders Burak Doluay and Steven Stavrou join Panis Pieri, founder of DisruptCyprus, for a live AMA (ask me anything) to discuss CyprusInno's Inter-Communal Startup Mentorship Programme, answer questions, and share tips on how to transform an idea into an innovative business.
CyprusInno co-founder Burak Doluay participates in a panel at ShipCon 2018 discussing "Youth Matters" as they relate to CyprusInno's work and the UN SDGs.
The CyprusInno startup jobs board surpasses 200 jobs listed to the platform.
CyprusInno officially supports and participates in DisruptionTalks 1.0. DisruptionTalks is a Series of gatherings organized by DisruptCyprus.com devoted to spreading more disruptive innovation and real disruptive stories of tech founders in the form of 15min fireside chats and talks in Cyprus.
CyprusInno supports Greater Nicosia 2021 in Novi Sad, Serbia for their bid for European Youth Capital 2021. The Greater Nicosia 2021 team was in Brussels the week before presenting their vision for youth as part of their candidacy for EYC 2021. The jury met with all candidates to decide which city will..Read More
The Inter-Communal #Startup Mentorship Programme launches with the 12 selected entrepreneurs/teams/startups/ideas for its second cohort! While in November, CyprusInno announced that it would be selecting 6 teams for the programme this year as it had done in 2017 during the first cohort, there was a 25% increase in applicants and an overwhelming number of..Read More
CyprusInno conducts two workshops on business plan development and design thinking at the GİGEM Youth Center in Kyrenia.
CyprusInno hosts the delegation of International Alert in Nicosia (Buffer Zone). Members of the delegation come from Abkhazia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. CyprusInno co-founder Burak Doluay shares information about CyprusInno and other initiatives in Cyprus.
The CyprusInno events calendar, which curates business, startup, innovation, and tech events from all over the island, surpasses 450 postings.
CyprusInno's island-wide startup map reaches 200 startups from various sectors and every corner of the island.
CyprusInno co-founder Burak Doluay delivers a guest lecture about CyprusInno, the SDGs, entrepreneurial ecosystems, and entrepreneurship relation with positive peace, all at the European University Cyprus for Dr. Dr. Alexander Apostolides class.
2017: A Year in Review
CyprusInno co-founder Steven Stavrou delivers a guest lecture at Tufts University, the Tisch College of Civic Life, in Boston, MA, USA for Professor Koltai’s “Peace Through Entrepreneurship: Investing in a Startup Culture for Security and Development” class. With co-founder Burak Doluay on Skype, they discuss Cyprus, entrepreneurship and the entrepreneur’s role..Read More
CyprusInno co-founder Steven Stavrou is selected to be one of the participants out of 2000 applicants to attend the World Bank Group Youth Summit at the World Bank HQ, Washington, DC, representing CyprusInno. The summit focuses on “Technology and Innovation for Impact,” and participants work together to tackle pressing issues..Read More