On behalf of CyprusInno.com, co-founders Burak Doluay and Steven Stavrou, we would like to extend our warmest gratitude and a huge thank you to all those who attended and actively participated in our Bi-Communal Business Mixer on May 23, 2017 at the Home for Cooperation.
For the second time since our last event in December, The Bi-Communal Business Mixer brought together Cypriots and other Cyprus-based community members of all ages from all over the island, both north and south, as we all packed into the peaceful and hospitable Home for Cooperation cafe. We were so inspired by the wonderful exchange of ideas and all of the amazing individuals who represented either themselves, their innovative projects, ideas, and/or businesses ranging from travel to agriculture, journalism/blogging to architecture, consulting to web and mobile apps, and so much more. The amount of synergies between the entrepreneurs and their startups, as well as aspiring entrepreneurs, made for a great collaborative environment that continued for well past our scheduled end time.
For many of those who attended The Bi-Communal Business Mixer for the first time, we thank you for coming and for actively participating. For those who joined us again after December's event, we thank you for continuously playing such an integral role in our community. We are so inspired by success stories of business collaborations between various communities in Cyprus, north and south. In addition, we witnessed how entrepreneurship brought many to the buffer zone for the first time, or gave many the opportunity to meet someone from the "other side" for the first time.
We'd like to also thank our supporters and contributors LimassolGrind, DisruptCyprus.com, Denge Consulting, HUB Nicosia, for their support and for providing some incredible giveaways, which served as great resources for eight lucky entrepreneurs. We had the honor of raffling off free co-working space, mentoring, advertising, online classes, training and consulting discounts, and more! We hope these resources prove useful to the winners as they grow their ideas or businesses.
CyprusInno.com was founded on the principle of using entrepreneurship and innovation as peace-building mechanisms to engage Cypriots on each side of the border. We were humbled to witness our model in action. Business - economic opportunity and entrepreneurial capital - truly bring people together to build Cyprus' bi-communal startup ecosystem.
If you haven't already, don't forget to join our community of over 1,400 innovators island-wide. We invite you to use our platform to further connect online and use all the tools available to support your future growth and success.
We look forward to seeing you at our next event!
Towards a united Cyprus through entrepreneurship and innovation,
The CyprusInno Team