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Jun 13, 2021

Clean, Plant, Network!

Join us as we create the first outdoor garden of The ...
Jun 02, 2021

Growing the Intercommunal Tree of Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship

Don't miss this online discussion on Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 6 ...
May 26, 2021

Opportunity From Crisis: Launching Your Innovative Idea in a Post-Pandemic World (Virtual Forum)

On Wednesday, May 26 and Thursday, May 27, CyprusInno will be ...
May 19, 2021

Live Info Session #2: SDG Innovation Pre-Accelerator Programme Overview + Q&A

Learn more about The Base by CyprusInno's SDG Innovation Pre-Accelerator Programme ...
May 18, 2021

Live Info Session #1: SDG Innovation Pre-Accelerator Programme Overview + Q&A

Learn more about The Base by CyprusInno's SDG Innovation Pre-Accelerator Programme ...
May 13, 2021

Harnessing the Power of Technology for Peace (Virtual Interview)

Join us on Thursday, May 13 for a virtual discussion on ...
Feb 27, 2021

Entrepreneurship / Επιχειρηματικότητα / Girişimcilik

We're back on Clubhouse again this coming Saturday, February 27 @ ...

Clean, Plant, Network!

Jun 13, 2021 17:00 - 17:45
Join us as we create the first outdoor garden of The Base by CyprusInno born out of Nicosia’s Gardens of the Future!
This is the first satellite garden of Gardens of the Future. We will be bringing plants that were born out of the Gardens of the Future in oldtown Nicosia to create our first satellite gardens of the future in the Buffer Zone at the Base by CyprusInno.
You bring: Gloves, Mask, and Good Vibes
We bring: Plants, Beers & Music
*Please note that the event is taking place at The Base by CyprusInno at the Buffer Zone next to Ledra Plance, and NOT at Gardens of the Future.
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Growing the Intercommunal Tree of Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship

Jun 02, 2021 18:00 - 19:30
Don’t miss this online discussion on Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 6 pm (Cyprus Time) for the opportunity to learn from and interact with some of the most successful Cypriot minds. Bring in your experience and your questions to the session, which will feature:
• Hussein Chalayan, awarded fashion designer
• Argyris Argyrou, Founder at Ideas2life, Foody & AtYourService
*The discussion will be moderated by UNFICYP’s spokesperson, Aleem Siddique
The panel will be broadcast live from the FB event and the Zoom link with simultaneous translation to Greek and Turkish: https://zoom.us/j/94316691051
Stay tuned for the activities and workshops which will follow at a later day!
If global economic hardship, disparity and suffering has been rooted ever deeper by the global COVID-19 pandemic, then young innovators and entrepreneurs can be the seeds from which hope and healing grow!
UNFICYP believes this to be true, and in coalition with Cypriot organizations and others, intents to explore how young entrepreneurs from communities across Cyprus can come together with innovative approaches for a better economic life in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.
The collaboration between Center for Social Innovation – CSI, CyprusInno & The Base by CyprusInno, and İnovatif Girişimcilik / Innovative Entrepreneurship has developed a series of activities, starting with a live discussion (online) with successful innovators and entrepreneurs, and leading to a series of workshops at a later day.
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Opportunity From Crisis: Launching Your Innovative Idea in a Post-Pandemic World (Virtual Forum)

May 26, 2021

On Wednesday, May 26 and Thursday, May 27, CyprusInno will be hosting its virtual forum for university students, Opportunity from Crisis: Launching Your Innovative Idea in a Post-Pandemic World. The free two-day virtual forum will feature a diverse lineup of expert speakers from Cyprus and around the world who will discuss topics to help inspire a new generation of young, post-crisis entrepreneurs in Cyprus.

For more information visit: https://cyprusinno.com/virtual-forum-2021/ and to register directly visit https://lu.ma/forumcy
​Day 1: Wednesday May 26 at 10:00 EEST – 13:00 EEST
​Day 2: Thursday May 27 at 10:00 EEST – 13:00 EEST
A crisis unveils new needs, new pain points, and intensifies existing problems, leading to new opportunities for young entrepreneurs, particularly university students, to position themselves at the forefront of an era of crisis-driven innovation. The pandemic slow-down, the birth or sudden surge of specific industries, and the prospective “ushering in” of a more prosperous post-pandemic decade creates the ideal conditions for young entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs to turn their innovative ideas into a reality. As history shows, many new, innovative companies that we know of today were born in a time of crisis.

The talks will be filmed and live streamed from The Base by CyprusInno.  A total of 11 speakers will participate in lightning-round talks over the two days and across six sessions:

DAY 1 – WEDNESDAY, MAY 26

10:00 – 10:15 – Welcome and Overview

Session 1 – Discovering New Startup Opportunities in a Crisis

Overview: Creating ideas that solve problems and where to begin!

10:15 – 10:30 – Demetris Hadjisofocli

10:30 – 10:45 – Natasa Christou

10:45 – 11:00 – Session 1 Q&A

11:00 – 11:05 – Coffee Break / Poll / Stretching

Session 2 – Launching a Business from University

Overview: You have a great idea and are ready to launch, now what? Hear it from those who have done it before!

11:05 – 11:20 – George Vou

11:20 – 11:35 – Dimag Ozgum

11:35 – 11:50 – Session 2 Q&A

11:50 – 11:55 – Coffee Break / Poll / Stretching

Session 3 – How to Attract Investment/Fundraise

Overview: What you need to consider before raising funds, the different types of ways you can fundraise, and other considerations when it comes to startup capital.

11:55 – 12:10 – Tunya Irkad

12:10 – 12:25 – Monica Ioannidou Polemitis

12:25 – 12:40 – Session 3 Q&A

12:40 – 13:00 – Day 1 Closing and Final Thoughts

 

DAY 2 – THURSDAY, MAY 27

10:00 – 10:15 – Welcome Back, Recap Day #1, and Overview of Day #2

Session 1 – Building Locally, Scaling Globally

Overview: Considerations for how to build a product/service and/or team locally and scale it globally to other countries/regions.

10:15 – 10:30 – Muhit Ince

10:30 – 10:45 – Aysem Zorlu

10:45 – 11:00 – Session 1 Q&A

11:00 – 11:05 – Coffee Break / Poll / Stretching

Session 2 – Digital Marketing in the New Virtual World

Overview: Tips, tricks, how-tos, and what not to do, things to consider when marketing online.

11:05 – 11:20 – Maria Papadouri

11:20 – 12:00 – Fireside chat with Panis Pieri

Session 3 – Women in Entrepreneurship

Overview: What’s the reality in Cyprus? Identifying the main challenges and opportunities women face when they choose an entrepreneurial path in Cyprus.

12:00 – 12:30 – Panayiota Polykarpou

12:30 – 12:45 – Session 3 Q&A

12:45 – 13:00 – Closing and Final Thoughts

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Live Info Session #2: SDG Innovation Pre-Accelerator Programme Overview + Q&A

May 19, 2021 17:00 - 17:45
Learn more about The Base by CyprusInno’s SDG Innovation Pre-Accelerator Programme from the CyprusInno team! We will be giving an overview of the programme and answering your questions live on Facebook 🙂
The Base by CyprusInno invites teams of young innovators 18-35 who aim to tackle one or more of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development in #Cyprus to submit their #idea or their #startup by Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 11:59 EEST to be considered for CyprusInno’s SDG Innovation Pre-Accelerator Programme!
🎟 Apply today directly at this link: https://forms.gle/KE3gt244xdtCigFx5
🚀 The SDG Innovation Pre-Accelerator Programme, presented by The Base by CyprusInno, is a hybrid live and virtual pre-acceleration program using a blended methodology of ideation, business panning, pitching, networking, and mentorship to empower young social innovators from all across Cyprus ages 18-35 to tackle island-wide challenges related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The SDG Innovation Pre-Accelerator Programme will occur over four phases:
1️⃣ PHASE 1: IDEATHON (APRIL/MAY)
Teams are invited to submit their ideas tackling the SDGs.
2️⃣ PHASE 2: EVALUATION (APRIL/MAY)
An expert panel of evaluators will assess all submitted ideas and provide feedback. Ideas that fit the criteria for acceptance (assessed by measures of feasibility, problem solving, innovative thinking, quality, etc.) will be invited to attend the bootcamp.
3️⃣ PHASE 3: WEEKEND BOOTCAMP (JUNE)
Selected teams will participate in a two-day training and pitching bootcamp where they will work on business model canvas and pitching.
4️⃣ PHASE 4: ONGOING SUPPORT (JULY-ONWARDS)
Support on next steps after the programme in the form of free office/co-working space and support from CyprusInno, as well as networking opportunities and connections with relevant stakeholders.
This programme is supported by UNFICYP.
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Live Info Session #1: SDG Innovation Pre-Accelerator Programme Overview + Q&A

May 18, 2021 11:00 - 11:45
Learn more about The Base by CyprusInno’s SDG Innovation Pre-Accelerator Programme from the CyprusInno team! We will be giving an overview of the programme and answering your questions live on Facebook 🙂
The Base by CyprusInno invites teams of young innovators 18-35 who aim to tackle one or more of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development in #Cyprus to submit their #idea or their #startup by Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 11:59 EEST to be considered for CyprusInno’s SDG Innovation Pre-Accelerator Programme!
🎟 Apply today directly at this link: https://forms.gle/KE3gt244xdtCigFx5
🚀 The SDG Innovation Pre-Accelerator Programme, presented by The Base by CyprusInno, is a hybrid live and virtual pre-acceleration program using a blended methodology of ideation, business panning, pitching, networking, and mentorship to empower young social innovators from all across Cyprus ages 18-35 to tackle island-wide challenges related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The SDG Innovation Pre-Accelerator Programme will occur over four phases:
1️⃣ PHASE 1: IDEATHON (APRIL/MAY)
Teams are invited to submit their ideas tackling the SDGs.
2️⃣ PHASE 2: EVALUATION (APRIL/MAY)
An expert panel of evaluators will assess all submitted ideas and provide feedback. Ideas that fit the criteria for acceptance (assessed by measures of feasibility, problem solving, innovative thinking, quality, etc.) will be invited to attend the bootcamp.
3️⃣ PHASE 3: WEEKEND BOOTCAMP (JUNE)
Selected teams will participate in a two-day training and pitching bootcamp where they will work on business model canvas and pitching.
4️⃣ PHASE 4: ONGOING SUPPORT (JULY-ONWARDS)
Support on next steps after the programme in the form of free office/co-working space and support from CyprusInno, as well as networking opportunities and connections with relevant stakeholders.
This programme is supported by UNFICYP.
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Harnessing the Power of Technology for Peace (Virtual Interview)

May 13, 2021 18:00 - 19:30
Join us on Thursday, May 13 for a virtual discussion on #PeaceTech with Mr. Jarmo Sareva, Ambassador for Innovation at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (Ulkoministeriö – utrikesministeriet)!
🎟 Register today at https://lu.ma/peacetech!
💡 The use of technology has been shown to both accelerate and enhance peace-building efforts in regions around the world. In particular, the lack of physical interaction throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has expanded the use of various technologies to help people connect across borders and communities, leading the way for the development of new tools and resources, as well as leveraging advanced technologies like AI and big data for peace – popularly referred to as “PeaceTech.”
✌️ How can we harness the power of technology for peace? CyprusInno talks to Mr. Jarmo Sareva, Finnish Innovation Ambassador, to speak about tech for peace, drawing upon his experiences in Finland and in former roles such as the Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research and Chief of the Disarmament and Peace Affairs Branch at the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management and Secretary of the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) of the United Nations General Assembly.
🤝 This virtual event is facilitated by CyprusInno in partnership with the Suomen suurlähetystö Nikosia- Embassy of Finland in Nicosia.
🎥 The event will also be streamed through Facebook Live on the CyprusInno Facebook account.
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Entrepreneurship / Επιχειρηματικότητα / Girişimcilik

Feb 27, 2021 19:00
We’re back on Clubhouse again this coming Saturday, February 27 @ 19.00, this time with a new open island-wide discussion, open to all to take the stage, with many of our friends on:
Entrepreneurship / Επιχειρηματικότητα / Girişimcilik
Together as one. Our stories hold unique inspiration for one another to move forward together in pursuit of a unified, collaborative islandwide entrepreneurship ecosystem by and for all in and near Cyprus.
👋 Join us this Saturday, February 27 @ 19.00 here: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/xVrqBAzD
📱 Feel free to drop us a message if you need a Clubhouse invite (iOS devices only at this stage of the app 😕)
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