Share your idea, build your team and get to work: life is short, so why wasting time? Give all you’ve got and create a new business from scratch in a weekend. In a unique atmosphere, people from various backgrounds come together and develop early business concepts.
Mentors with proven experience in start-ups will guide you with first-hand tips on how to make a successful business. By Sunday, you’ll have the foundations for a functional start-up: the projects developed during the weekend will be evaluated by a panel of judges.
You can either pitch your own business idea or help a presenter develop their idea. From business guy to programmer to designer – everyone is welcome!
Presentation of STARTup LiVE Europe and Pioneers Festival!
Idea pitching tutorial
Burning down the house! Idea Pitching (90 seconds per pitch, no slides)
Set up your STARTup Team - Find your co-startupers
YES you ll do it! Team Building Session
We do it for you! Session on The Business Model Canvas
Mentors - Judges announcement! Pitch them!
Surprise! One short talk coming up for you
Lets STARTup: NETWORKING-NETWORKING-NETWORKING including dinner and drinks
Breakfast. Get caffeine in your blood.
START-up or Leave! START working with your teams!
Boost for your startup - Mentors are in da house! Mentoring-Mentoring-Mentoring
Lunch and Networking with Mentors and Participants
Working again. Painful? Feel it. Mentors are still here with you!
What about fun? What about munchies? Leave it up to us! Music in da house! Please note: you are still working :)
Mentors never go! ASK THEM
YES. DINNER. YES: Networking-Networking-Networking!!!
Bit late work and then we go out!
Boost your team! Breakfast time!
STARTup Live final day. Get your feedback with presentation skills tutorial
Come on! Mentors are back! Will be by your side!
Lunch. Get feedback. Eat. Boost your adrenaline!
Final round of Mentoring - START getting ready!
Set-UP your presentation - Prepare! Get ready! Its time to pitch!
Short discussion - Short talks - Short announcements of the PRIZES
Let the 5 minutes Pitching WAR begin! Impress the JUDGES! [4 mins pitch + 2 mins Q&A w/the Judges!]
Judges Voting :) Feeling stressed?
Judges in da house!
The winner takes it all - but the STARTup-ers are having surprise discussions with Mentrors and Judges
Let the PARTY begin!
Alex ChristoforouFounder & CEO, Wadja.com
Dr. Alexandros CharalambidesFounder and Director, Chrysalis LEAP
Dr. Andreas ProdromouTechnology Entrepreneur, Various
Alexis OdysseosCo-Founder and Managing Director, SNQ
Dr. Antonis HadjiantonisDissemination Manager, Partner, IEEE GOLD Cyprus, EVGIRASKO
Charalambos TheopemptouLecturer, Cyprus University of Technology
Christos StamatelosBrand Manager, PeoplePerHour
Demetris HadjisofoklisCEO, Helix Incubator & University of Nicosia
Dinos CostantiCo-Founder & Software Developer & 3D Designer, VAVEL Computer, Netway
Erato AristotelousCo-founder, Minx, Drumbeat
Dr. George KonnisCOO, Co-Founder & CEO, Safe Smart Fabric Adaptable Surface, iGenius
George K. GeorgiouCo-Founder & CEO, NOVATEX SOLUTIONS LTD George is a mechatronics engineer (mechanical + electrical) with extensive experience in the fields of sensors, wireless sensors networks, automation, automated image processing, robotics, machine design with a a great passion for ICT. Founder among others novatexsolutions.eu, netcy.com Co-founder of Yubiz.org, and CARIE (acting as the secretary). George is also the coordinator of the European Robotics week in Cyprus.
Margarita MaimonisCEO, Exelia Technologies
Michael PoirazisCo-Founder, Netway, IMSP
Michael TyrimosCo-Founder, COO, Synups, Cypriot Enterprise Link, Exelia Technologies
Nectarios PelekanosCEO, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, ARMES LTD, Diogenes Business Incubator UCY
Prof. Andreas AnayiotosVice Rector for Economic Planning and Development, Cyprus University of Technology
Dr. Panayiotis PhilimisFounder & CEO, CNE Research and Innovation Center Ltd
Dr. Panos MarkopoulosLecturer, Information Systems & Economics
Savvas SavvidesFounder & CEO, Webium Incubator
Simos KitirisCo-Founder, PeoplePerHour
Prof. Theodore PanayiotouDirector, CIIM
Vassilis PapadopoulosProduct and Services Manager, MTN Cyprus
Dr. Alexandros MichaelidesFounder & CEO, Coordinator, RDT Talos, Cyprus Business Angels Network (CyBAN)
Cosmas AdamCTIO, MTN Cyprus
Demetris LottidesCEO, SPP Media
Florina DumitracheInternational Coordinator, Startup Live
Phanos PitirisStart Up & VC Expert, Various Phanos Pitiris has 25 years of international experience with startups in a number of roles such as founder, venture capitalist, mentor, coach, innovation practitioner, advisor, business angel (United States, Europe, Israel). In addition, he has 15+ years of international executive management experience in technology and innovation related companies.
Seth A. ElliottCEO, CSO, Co-Founder, Curator, Newlio, Engagement Media Technologies, The Startup Forum, The Startup Digest Miami
Stavriana KofterosStartup Mentor. Entrepreneurship Evangelist. Mentoring, teaching catalyzing startups, evangelizing entrepreneurship and startups in politics. Director Founder Institute Cyprus Chapter, Evangelist Startup Cyprus, Curator Cyprus Startup Digest, Organizer Startup Live Cyprus, Startup Weekend Cyprus, Founders' Meetups, Venture Academy, Startup Academy, Mentor Startup Live Academy & Pioneers Festival, Startup Manifesto Policy Tracker National Coordinator, Board Member Research Promotion Foundation. Experience in senior management positions in technology, telecommunications, startup support and business incubation. She has a background in Business Administration and Political Science, in Entrepreneurship Development (MIT) and in Business Incubation Management (NBIA). Day Job: Deputy Press Spokesperson and Special Entrepreneurship & Development Adviser @Democratic Rally
Dr. Symeon KassianidesFounder, CEO and Chairman, Hyperion Systems Engineering Group
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