Startup Weekend Cyprus

    Friday, May 5 - 7, 2017


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  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Cyprus

Friday, May 5 - 7, 2017



Friday, May 5 - 7, 2017
Event starts at 5:30 pm

University of Nicosia
46 Makedonitissis Avenue
Nicosia, Engomi 1700

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Startup Weekend Cyprus 2017 - Step one

Startup Weekend Cyprus is back May 5 - 7.

Step one. Sign up.

If you have a startup idea #swcy is the place to be. Sign up now either as a team or alone to get involved in an amazing 54-hour grassroots event with mentors from across the globe to guide you through the first steps.
Remember, the first step is the hardest!

Prizes, opportunities, networking, food, energy drinks, beer. It's all at Startup Weekend Cyprus

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday May 5th


5:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


6:30 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:00 pm
Business Model Canvas
Workshop!


8:00 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


9:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


9:30 pm
Snacks, Beer & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday May 6th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


12:00 pm
Workshop
Τesting: Analytics - metrics - MVP loop


1:00 pm
Lunch


1:30 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


4:00 pm
Digital Workshop
Digital marketing for startups


6:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


7:30 pm
Dinner


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday May 7th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


10:00 am
Q&A session
What investors want?


12:00 pm
Lunch


12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


4:00 pm
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Argyris Argyrou

WORKSHOP ON ANALYTICS

Hard Working, 
Fast Learning,Do-er.Founder of Foody
AtYourServiceIdeas2life
 



Phanos Demetriou

WORKSHOP ON DIGITAL MARKETING FOR STARTUPS

Digital Marketing Professional & Social Media Enthusiast, Drupalist. Director at http://opiumworks.com  & Co-founder http://socialytics.io, Start Up Cyprus

I enjoy long walks to the bar, talking about tech and discussing crazy ideas


Alexis Kemanes

Q&A SESSION ON WHAT INVESTORS WANT

Alex is the CEO of Kemanes Print Shop, a digital printing powerhouse and an active angel investor. He also co-founded two other startups, The Geco and SoundBarrel. His main interests and expertise is in early stage startups, helping teams with product development, scaling the product and venture funding. Alex has made several angel investments which include Pollfish, Adjelly, Invenio Crafts, Alvez&Mango and Stitched


Paris Thoma

WORKSHOP ON HOW TO USE THE BUSINESS MODEL CANVAS

Paris is a corporate trainer, coach, and entrepreneur. He is globally certified on Alexander Osterwalder’s groundbreaking Business Model Generation methodology, and a contributor to the sequel bestseller book “Value Proposition Design”.  He has facilitated workshops in a variety of industries ranging from Pharmaceuticals, Financial, R&D, High-Tech, Government, Shipping, at the corporate level, running in-house prototyping sessions as well as public masterclasses in Asia, Middle East, Europe, and North America. At the Startup level, Paris is a trainer for Climate-KIC and Chrysalis LEAP, training Clean-tech startups from around the world, and a co-founder in two startups in Cyprus

Event Judges


Yiannis Giokas

Yiannis is a serial entrepreneur with over 7 years' experience in the High-Tech and Security Industries. Prior founding Crypteia Networks, he has been active in the fields of Telecommunications, Network Optimization and Security enabling Telecom Operators to optimize their networks, expand their added value services and enhance their customers' experience. He holds a B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering and an M.B.A. from Athens University of Economics & Business


Dr. Symeon Kassianides

Dr. Symeon Kassianides is the founder, CEO and Chairman of the Hyperion Systems Engineering Groupwww.hyperionsystems.net , a globally operating independent provider of consulting advisory services and systems engineering solutions to the Oil and Gas, Energy,  and Power industries. He holds a PhD and DIC in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London (UK), and a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA). Throughout his career Dr. Kassianides has served as Director on the governance Boards of several private companies and public organizations as well as Chairman of the Board of Diogenes Business Incubator University of Cyprus Ltd., where he actively promoted and supported new talents sharing the vision to pioneer the transformation of Cyprus into an important center, in the area of commercializing high technology research and innovative ideas in the Eastern Mediterranean region.This vision continues to remain close to his heart


Christophoros Tzirtzipis

Christophoros is a serial Entrepreneur, Startup Maniac and a DIY Enthusiast. He is the Founder and CEO of Diyful, DO IT - The DIY Show, the co-founder of Blacklemon.tv, Startup Cyprus and an advisor for Business Development and branding at Competitive Edge Communications.  He is very active in the ecosystem to support and train especially young people and to inspire them to startup. He has been awarded numerous times, namely as, Innovation Man of the Year 2015  in Cyprus, Winner of Startup Weekend Cyprus 2013,  Winner of the 2014 Digital Championship and Top 10 Startups at Founders Games by WEBIT.festival in Sofia


Coaches and Mentors


Hessan Adani

Entrepreneur with a technical/design/research background loving the journey of his startup. He is one of the co-founders at SockSeed, motivating other entrepreneurs achieving their goals and developing their ideas. His main interest is to solve any kind of puzzles or problems using technology and innovative approaches. He is currently developing a platform to simplify the entrepreneurship journey and help others to "SockSeed"


Poppy Aristidou

Poppy is a lecturer in the Applied Multimedia program, under the Department of Design & Multimedia, at the University of Nicosia (2003-present day).
Her main interests/specializations and research areas include interaction design, visual storytelling, 2d animation, animation techniques, motion graphics, and virtual reality(VR) environments.Poppy has been involved in various exhibitions, research collaborations (a most recent in virtual reality motion tracking in VR ), taught applied multimedia workshops in various education sectors, art directed projects, start-up mentoring, is a core member of TEDxUniversityofNicosia participated in a Comic Convention in Malta representing Cyprus, and mostly contributing to society creating promotional graphic work for various awareness campaigns, such as Run In Colour, supporting children with cancer


Charis Anderson

Charis is a multi-disciplinary artist and entrepreneur (BAhons / MSc Design & Art Direction), with a rich background in Graphic & Web Design, Brand Development, Photography and Art Direction. CEO / Founder of Code Eleven and Co-Founder of Diyful, with more than 10 years of industry expertise. Over the years he's worked with clients across the EU, in industries such as Commercial Banking, Real Estate, Accounting & Finance, Legal, Medical and general commerce. He has also successfully participated as lead creative on numerous EU funded projects and is a prime supporter of the start-up community in Cyprus



Argyris Argyrou

WORKSHOP ON ANALYTICS

Hard Working, 
Fast Learning,Do-er.Founder of Foody
AtYourServiceIdeas2life
 



Johan Boger

Johan Boger is a security researcher with a focus on unix like systems and networks. After having been involved in several startups and open source software projects in previous years, Johan now spends his time on research and development. His academic background is in neuroscience, psychology, and statistics


Alexandros Charalambides

Alexandros Charalambides, Assistant Professor @ Cyprus University of Technology, Founder @ Chrysalis LEAP  Alexandros Charalambides is an Assistant Professor at the Cyprus University of Technology and one of the Founders of Chrysalis LEAP, the first cleantech accelerator in Cyprus. He holds a PhD from Imperial College London and is a certified trainer on Disciplined Entrepreneurship by MIT. He is/has managed research projects worth more than €1,000,000 and has trained more than 50 startups, 7 of which have attracted more than €500,000 in funds


Pooya Charmarai

Pooya Charmarai is SockSeed Co-Founder. He received his B.S (MIS) and MBA (Management) from University Of Nicosia. His twelve years career as an information technologist and teamwork specialist provides him the ability to guide and coordinate developers, system analysis and design, web/application designers and managers to develop and operate cutting-edge technologies


Pericles Cheng

BSc and MSc in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin. Doctor of Information Technology, Walden University. Instructor at European University Cyprus since 2003 with expertise in Database Management Systems, Operating Systems, Networks, Programming Languages, Robotics. CISCO Certified Academy Instructor for CCNA and CCNA Security



Yiorgos Chrysanthou

Yiorgos L. Chrysanthou is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus, directing the Graphics and Hypermedia lab. He obtained his PhD from Queen Mary College and later worked as a lecturer at University College London. Yiorgos coordinated 25 research projects and  published over 75 papers, chapters and books in the areas of 3D graphics, virtual reality, games and related applications


Maria Christophorou

Maria is an Artist and a Lecturer in the Applied Multimedia program, under the Department of Design and Multimedia, at the University of Nicosia (2004-present day).

ART EXHIBITIONS
In her persona as a creative artist Maria is very active in organizing and creating exhibitions. She has mounted four solo exhibitions and participated in various group exhibitions and festivals, local and international.

CONFERENCES
Maria participated in many conferences, workshops and seminars in Cyprus, UK, Germany, France and Portugal. Her latest participation was in the Eurographics, ACM Siggraph conference on motion, in 2016.

AWARDS
She is the third-prize winner of the PlayStation Awards for the Interactive Movie “Elements” in London, 2002. She has also won many awards in Cyprus and France (for logo design, paintings etc.)

BOOKS 
Maria has also two book publications. a) “From Canvas to Screen”, in which artwork of the artist co-exist with text, describing artist’s reflections & feelings. And b) “Comments & Crisis”, the book illustrates how the economic crisis influences & depicts our aesthetic in everyday life.

INTERESTS
Her main interests/specializations and research areas include mathematics and art, experimental animation/video, digital art, script writing, interactive movies-narratives, interactive theater etc. Maria also writes articles in local newspapers and she is an art director of several theatrical performances for children and adults


Denis Constantinou

Co-founder & Chief Design officer at adJelly



Tasos Constantinou

Tasos Constantinou (A.K.A. “Taz”) specializes in innovative education. Harnessing an international background in both academia and innovation, he currently launches projects towards closing the Employability Skills gap in Cyprus. Taz writes, presents and most importantly coaches on subjects such as employability, human behavior and value creation.


Tommys Daniel

Co-Founder and CTO of Twosumm, holding a B.Sc. in Computing from the University of Bolton, worked two years as a programmer analyst at LighBlack Solutions Ltd. and a graduate from the Founder Institute Cyprus Chapter 2015.


Phanos Demetriou

WORKSHOP ON DIGITAL MARKETING FOR STARTUPS

Digital Marketing Professional & Social Media Enthusiast, Drupalist. Director at http://opiumworks.com  & Co-founder http://socialytics.io, Start Up Cyprus

I enjoy long walks to the bar, talking about tech and discussing crazy ideas


Marios D. Dikaiakos

Marios D. Dikaiakos is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus. He serves as Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship of the University, since January 2015. He was Head of the Computer Science Department between 2010-2014. He is also the Founding Director of the Laboratory for Internet Computing (2001-today). Dikaiakos received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University (1994), an M.A. degree from Princeton (1991), and a Dipl.-Ing. degree from the National Technical University of Athens (summa cum laude, 1988). He was a Research Associate at the University of Washington in Seattle (1994-1995) and has held short-term visiting positions at the Paris Research Lab of Digital Equipment Corporation, the University of Crete, and Rutgers University. He has been a principal institutional investigator or principal investigator for 23 projects funded by the European Union and the Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus, has published over 170 papers in books, international scientific journals and refereed conference proceedings, and was in charge of the development of several research software systems released internationally. He has co-authored papers that received awards in the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Big Data and the 2014 International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing. His research focuses on many aspects of Internet Computing, with a focus on Cloud Computing and Online Social Networks


John Georgoulas

John Georgoulas has more than 15 years’ experience in finance, strategic planning, public and government affairs acquired in Greece and Cyprus.
 
Since 2010, he is the General Manager of The Economist events in Cyprus organizing two major events every year in the areas of Finance, Public policy and Energy and the General Manager for Cyprus for The Economist - The World in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 Greece & Cyprus editions. He is a Non-Executive Director – Member of the BoD of Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission appointed by the Council of Ministers. Since March 2013 he is a senior advisor to the Chairman at The Paraskevaides Group, since October 2014 he is the Director of the International Presidential Business Advisory Council in Cyprus and the Acting Managing Director of Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) in Cyprus. John holds a BSc in Business Information Systems, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and a Diploma of Higher Education in Computer Sciences.
 
He is an IVLP alumni of the Department of State of the USA on Entrepreneurship and business management and President of AHEPA (American Hellenic Progressive Educational Association) ACY001 in Cyprus. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of European University in Cyprus, he sits on the board of Friends of Shriners Hospitals for children Cyprus, and is Advisor for Cyprus at Industry Disruptors and a Co-host for Global Entrepreneurship Week and a mentor to The Founder Institute


George Georgiou

George has an extensive experience in the fields of ICT, sensors, automation, and robotics.  He is  the co-founder and CEO of NOVATEX SOLUTIONS Ltd. George has been involved in  in many European and Cyprus   research  projects. George is also the coordinator of the European Robotics week in Cyprus, co-founder of yubiz.org ,  co-founder and  secretary of  of the Cyprus Association of Research and Innovation Enterprises CARIE.


Yiannis Giokas

Yiannis is a serial entrepreneur with over 7 years' experience in the High-Tech and Security Industries. Prior founding Crypteia Networks, he has been active in the fields of Telecommunications, Network Optimization and Security enabling Telecom Operators to optimize their networks, expand their added value services and enhance their customers' experience. He holds a B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering and an M.B.A. from Athens University of Economics & Business


Maria Evripides

Maria Evripides is the founder and CEO of BookYourWeddingDay.com, the first and only international online booking platform that allows tour operators, travel agents, wedding planners and wedding couples themselves to secure confirmed overseas wedding dates and venues instantly.  Maria is Chartered Public relations practitioner and has studied hotel management and international tourism management.  Maria has 20 years of experience in the hotel and tourism industry.   For a decade Maria focused specifically on the wedding market. It was this understanding of the obstacles facing wedding couples and tour operators who were interested in planning a wedding abroad that prompted her to develop BookYourWeddingDay.com, as a valuable tool for couples, travel agents and wedding planners, but also to support hotels and town halls to tap into the overseas wedding market. Her start-up project was awarded in a global innovation challenge in September 2015 and attracted investment capital from an international organisation  


Yiannis Hadjiconstantouras

Yiannis is the CEO of StudentLife. Together with his co-founders
they turned his University dissertation into a successful company of 13 people. StudentLife runs the largest youth media platform in Cyprus
offers marketing services to the biggest brands on the island and youth development services to the country's new graduates and unemployed


Celia Ierodiakonou

Celia was the Happiness Relations Officer at Funifi. She believes in people's power, employer branding and strong company culture. She doesn't believe in the impossible


Maria Georgiadou

Maria Markidou Georgiadou has more than 25 years of experience in banking and in management consulting, having worked with the Cyprus Development Bank (cdbbank), PWC Cyprus and Noble Energy Cyprus. She worked in the European Commission for one year and for the last 3 years, she is an Evaluator for the HORIZON 2020 SME Instrument which supports innovative proposals in sectors including the environment, energy and ICT. For the last 12 years, she is one of the two partners of the World Economic Forum in Cyprus for Cyprus’ participation in the annual Global Competitiveness Report of the WEF. As of 2014, she is a consultant with the Bank of Cyprus advising on the design and implementation of projects that support start-ups, innovation and entrepreneurship; in this capacity, she has been the initiator and coordinator of the IDEA, the first Accelerator-Incubator Programme in Cyprus which supports the development of start-ups from idea to prototype. She is currently advising on the organisation of the first Fintech Hackathon in Cyprus by the Bank of Cyprus. Maria Markidou Georgiadou has a B.Sc. in Economics & Computer Science from Trinity College in the USA, where she studied on a Fulbright Scholarship, and an M.Sc. in Development Economics & Econometrics from the University of Oxford in England


Andreas Koupparis

Andreas has over 25 years of international experience in Information Technology. With degrees in Computer Engineering and Business Systems Analysis & Design from the City University in London, he held a number of IT Executive positions in Switzerland, Greece and Cyprus. During 1995 – 2002 he has founded, expanded and finally sold 3 tech startups including Cylink, the first Internet Service Provider in Cyprus. Following the sale of his third startup, he was recruited by Hewlett Packard’s startup subsidiary in Cyprus, as its first Managing Director. He held this position until he resigned in February 2014. During his stay with HP, the local subsidiary grew to a €40M company. In 2013 Andreas has founded CYBAN, the Cyprus Business Angels Network of which he is currently the CEO. He has since been an active Investor, Mentor and Coach to a number of startups. Andreas is passionate about entrepreneurship, startup investments and mentoring young teams of entrepreneurs. As a full time Angel Investor, he frequently states that at this stage in his career he can re-live the thrills of entrepreneurship by investing in and mentoring teams of young entrepreneurs.


Jaric Karepov

Head of Business Development at Suisse Credit Capital, UK and Co-founder of Action Digital part of Action Global Communications with offices in over 40 countries. Passionate about online marketing and sales with broad experience in Business Strategy, International Sales Development, Finance and Technology. Currently working in the Trade Finance industry developing a platform to help Suppliers and Buyers connect to carry out trade through alternative financing methods


Panos Markopoulos

Panos Markopoulos' holds a PhD in Computer and Information Science from University of Pennsylvania. His professional experience includes the Athens Stock Exchange, IBM Research, and McKinsey & Co. As an academic, he has taught in Cornell University and the Wharton Business School, before joining the faculty of University of Cyprus' business school



Andrew Michael

Andrew is an entrepreneur with 10 years experience in digital growth companies as a founder or senior manager with a focus on product development, strategic planning and digital marketing currently CEO & co-founder of adJelly


Michael Oikonomou

Co-founder at Ideas2life, foody.com.cyatyourservice.com.cy
founding member Startup Cyprus.

Business Development, Sales & Operations. 
Bachelor in Technology Management, master in Web Science


Andreas Papadopoulos

Andreas earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees (First Class Honours) in the field of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge. He then worked for five years in the United States for Unilever and also attended the Wharton Business School, earning his MBA degree. Andreas subsequently relocated to Germany as Brand Manager for a few years before joining Hellenic Bank in Cyprus in 2002. Andreas led the Bank’s Group Strategy unit throughout the economic crisis and as of 2016 he is leading the Bank’s efforts in business development, focusing on SMEs. Andreas is a founding member and Chairman of the Board of Junior Achievement Cyprus. He is also a sailor and a photographer with several publications and exhibitions


Antonis Poupazis

Antonis was born to be an Entrepreneur, Loves the Startup Scene and a DIY Enthusiast. He is the Founder and CEO of Competitive Edge Communications, acting as a business advisor and Personal Development Trainer and Coach, CMO and co-founder of Diyful, DO IT - The DIY Show




Panayiotis Philimis

Panayiotis is the CEO and Founder of CyRIC, the Business Innovation Center of Cyprus EU-BIC (cyric.eu) and the Founder/CEO of venture building incubator GRAVITY (gravity.ventures). He is a co-founder in several startups and coordinated multimillion research and innovation projects with many publications and patents. He is the president of the Cyprus Association of Research and Innovation Enterprises CARIE, member of the BoD of the European Business Network (ebn.eu) and Research Promotion Foundation (research.org.cy)


Antonis Skoullos

For almost 30  years, he is deeply involved in the Cyprus ICT market and possess a holistic understanding of the computing needs of the public, private and financial institutions of Cyprus. Participated in the provision, analysis, design and implementation of complex integrated solutions to all sectors of the economy including Utilities, Telcos, Banking, Government and Health. He led large departments of local IT companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers-Cycom, Demstar Information Group and Logicom Group, serving from various posts, including sales, marketing, business development, to General Management. An active member at various national professional associations as well as at several social and charitable organizations. He joined Oracle in 2005, and as of 2007, he is the Managing Director and Country Leader of Oracle Cyprus. Since June 2014, he also leads the Technology Business of Oracle for both Cyprus and Malta.
He holds a BSc University degree in Economics and Business Administration and a Masters MSc in Marketing and Management Information Systems


Louis Silva

Founder and CEO of Twosumm, Finance graduate from University of Cyprus, past Team Leader Ambassador for Berlin based start-up RoundhereApp for the area of Barcelona, a graduate from the Founder Institute Cyprus Chapter 2015 and also worked as a Forex Sales Account Manager for IronFX Global Limited. 


Michalis Stangos

Michalis is the founder of Industry Disruptors-Game Changers (ID-GC), a non-for-profit organisation promoting innovation and youth entrepreneurship in 64 countries. ID-GC operates an international tech idea-stage accelarator (Founder Institute), an ICT incubator (Invent) the first PPP in Greece, having awarded more than 3.5 million (in cash, work & skill enhancement opportunities and services) in startups.
Michalis is also the co-founder of Future Agro Challenge (FAC  – www.facagro.com) an agrofood global platform discovering and empowering the world’s most promising startups in the sector. He is also the founder and chairman of the board of MSCOMM, an awarded integrated commsgroup of companies with presence in 11 countries


Christophoros Tzirtzipis

Christophoros is a serial Entrepreneur, Startup Maniac and a DIY Enthusiast. He is the Founder and CEO of Diyful, DO IT - The DIY Show, the co-founder of Blacklemon.tv, Startup Cyprus and an advisor for Business Development and branding at Competitive Edge Communications.  He is very active in the ecosystem to support and train especially young people and to inspire them to startup. He has been awarded numerous times, namely as, Innovation Man of the Year 2015  in Cyprus, Winner of Startup Weekend Cyprus 2013,  Winner of the 2014 Digital Championship and Top 10 Startups at Founders Games by WEBIT.festival in Sofia


Vasos Vassiliou

Dr. Vassiliou is an Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Cyprus and the co-Director of the Networks Research Laboratory. He is also a co-founder of UBINEC Ltd, an innovative start-up company developing powerful, yet easy-to-use solutions to manage Smart Networked Environments


George Vou

adJelly COO + Startup Cyprus Co-founder - Good @ Marketing / Ops / Customer dev / Culture / Life Founded 3 companies so far. Still learning


Tunch Yalgin

Entrepreneur and Angel Investor with a tech background. Portfolio includes e-commerce, online marketplaces, car sharing, restaurant reservations, mobile gaming, renewable energy, hospitality. Experienced in planning, launch, growth, operations, technical, M&A. Passionate about future technology: AI, robotics, VR/AR, IOT, Health Tech and everything in between


Adonis Yiangou

Results-driven international finance professional with 25+ years of experience in the financial services and startup industries. Accomplished in fostering company vision through development of business plans, programs, and operations. Successful in building market position, developing and maintaining business relationships, and locating/promoting potential business ideas. He is a founding member of CYBAN and a Co-Founder of 11Pets


Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Cyprus is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Lydia
    Zannettou
  • Nicholas
    Nicoli
  • Stavriana
    Kofteros
  • George
    Konnis
  • Nick
    Malekos

Facilitators


Jernej Dekleva
Program Manager @ InnoPeaks

Jernej is originally from Slovenia and has recently relocated from Denmark to Switzerland. After working at Y Combinator backed startup, he joined an accelerator as Program Manager at InnoPeaks, where he is helping entrepreneurs scale the next generation of healthtech and insurtech companies. He attended his first Startup Weekend in 2012 and he is an organizer and facilitator of Startup Weekend since 2014.


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