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).

What is a pre-accelerator? A pre-accelerator is a programme focused on early stage startups and helps take them from concept to MVP (minimum viable product). It is meant for early stage founders or simply those with an idea who have the ambition to take their startup or idea full-time.

The Social Innovation Impact Generator will occur over four phases!

ARE YOU
READY TO
SOLVE
GLOBAL CHALLENGES?

SUBMIT YOUR
IDEA FOR
CONISDER-
ATION!

The Base by CyprusInno invites teams of young innovators 18-35 who aim to tackle one or more of the SDGs to submit their idea or their startup by Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 11:59 EEST to be considered for CyprusInno's SDG Innovation Pre-Accelerator Programme!

PHASE 1: IDEATION (APRIL/MAY)

Teams are invited to submit their ideas tackling the SDGs.

 

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.

 

PHASE 3: WEEKEND BOOTCAMP (JUNE 12-13)

Selected teams will participate in a two-day training and pitching bootcamp where they will work on business model canvas, legal basics, digital marketing, leadership, social impact measurement, and pitching.

 

PHASE 4: ONGOING SUPPORT (JULY-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.

PRE-ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

A pre-accelerator programme empowering young innovators from across the island 18-35 with an idea or startup solving a Global Challenge to maximize their impact.

Expert evaluation and feedback on you idea/startup from an expert jury of evaluators during application process

2-day bootcamp w/ 16 hrs training on BMC, leadership, social impact measurement, digital marketing, legal basics, pitching, etc.

Access to mentors, office/co-working space at The Base by CyprusInno, and various networking opportunities

Meet The Trainers, Jury, & Teams!

Aycan Garip

Social Impact Assessment

Tunya Irkad

Fundraising

George Vou

Digital Marketing & Pitching

Eleni Karaoli

Legal Basics

Dimis Michaelides

Leadership & Team Building

Burak Doluay

Business Model Canvas

Monica Polemitis

CEO, MAP Innovation

Stelios Yiatros

Assistant Professor @ TEPAK, Co-Founder of Chrysalis Leap, EIT Climate-KIC RIS Hub Lead on Education

Paul Koronis

CEO, GetForward & TEDx Organiser

Hasan Tabakci

Operations Lead, GiGEM & Director of the GiGHUB Accelerator Program

Alexia Solomou

International Law Expert

Coffee Reload will transform used coffee grounds into BBQ charcoal-briquettes and coffee-oil derived cosmetics.

Energy Shift is developing a blockchain-powered platform that enables citizens to jointly invest and co-own solar parks.

Aceso Care Ecosystem is an interoperable care management ecosystem that enables remote chronic patient monitoring through data aggregation.

Greener Farms aims to bring multi-leveled hydroponic farming without the use of soil or pesticides and with massive savings in water use.

Wise Storage is a web-based solution able to maximize the benefit of prosumers offering small-scale power with photovoltaic and battery systems, by coordinating their battery energy storage systems.

Cultural Bridge aspires to promote understanding between different cultures, namely immigrants seekers and host country people through online computer-mediated technology.

Tag’n’fix is an online tool for city residents as well as local authorities to discover local problems easily and get them fixed quickly.

VeganFoodCy focuses on educating open-minded people to upgrade their eating behaviors and eat more plant-based foods.

Multians promotes experiences through tailor-made and unique online content.

Kerasi provides the opportunity to those who own or have access to rooftops (to take advantage of their space and to those who seek a unique open-air space with a view to the city to realise their projects to find their ideal match.

Renovations and Interior Design proposes cost-effective home improvements.

Anxiety Support will offer support services for health anxiety sufferers.

Elevate 360 Degrees Studio will promote career development and counseling to people interested in improving their career situation.

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