PHASE 1: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS (AUGUST/SEPTEMBER)
Teams/founders are invited to submit their ideas/startups for consideration. Announcements for the ten accepted teams will be sent out the last week of September. Preference will be given to ideas/startups that tackle a social or environmental issue.
PHASE 2: ONBOARDING & MENTOR MATCHING (SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER)
CyprusInno will guide selected founders/teams towards developing SMART Goals and conduct a needs assessment to pair them with a mix of expert mentors for curated support.
PHASE 3: MENTORSHIP SESSIONS (OCTOBER-MARCH 2022)
Selected founders/teams will receive expert 1:1 mentorship from successful entrepreneurs and professionals on the topics of leadership and innovation, digital marketing and social media, pitching and fundraising, business model canvas, startup legal, social impact measurement, data/analytics, finance and accounting, strategic planning and project management, and green line trade.
PHASE 4: ONGOING SUPPORT (MARCH 2022-ONWARDS)
Support on next steps after the program in the form of office space and support from CyprusInno, as well as networking opportunities and connections with relevant stakeholders.