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 ...

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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