Cyprus #1


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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!




16:00 - 17:00

Registration opens!

17:15 - 17:30

Presentation of STARTup LiVE Europe and Pioneers Festival!

17:30 - 17:40

Idea pitching tutorial

17:40 - 18:10

Burning down the house! Idea Pitching (90 seconds per pitch, no slides)

18:10 - 18:30

Set up your STARTup Team - Find your co-startupers

18:30 - 19:30

YES you ll do it! Team Building Session

19:30 - 20:30

We do it for you! Session on The Business Model Canvas

20:30 - 20:45

Mentors - Judges announcement! Pitch them!

20:45 - 20:55

Surprise! One short talk coming up for you

20:55 - 23:00

Lets STARTup: NETWORKING-NETWORKING-NETWORKING including dinner and drinks

08:00 - 10:00

Breakfast. Get caffeine in your blood.

10:00 - 11:00

START-up or Leave! START working with your teams!

11:00 - 13:00

Boost for your startup - Mentors are in da house! Mentoring-Mentoring-Mentoring

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch and Networking with Mentors and Participants

14:00 - 19:00

Working again. Painful? Feel it. Mentors are still here with you!

19:00 - 19:30

What about fun? What about munchies? Leave it up to us! Music in da house! Please note: you are still working :)

20:00 - 21:00

Mentors never go! ASK THEM

21:00 - 22:00

YES. DINNER. YES: Networking-Networking-Networking!!!

22:00 - 23:00

Bit late work and then we go out!

08:00 - 09:00

Boost your team! Breakfast time!

10:00 - 10:30

STARTup Live final day. Get your feedback with presentation skills tutorial

10:30 - 13:00

Come on! Mentors are back! Will be by your side!

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch. Get feedback. Eat. Boost your adrenaline!

14:00 - 16:00

Final round of Mentoring - START getting ready!

16:00 - 17:30

Set-UP your presentation - Prepare! Get ready! Its time to pitch!

17:30 - 18:00

Short discussion - Short talks - Short announcements of the PRIZES

18:00 - 19:00

Let the 5 minutes Pitching WAR begin! Impress the JUDGES! [4 mins pitch + 2 mins Q&A w/the Judges!]

19:00 - 19:30

Judges Voting :) Feeling stressed?

19:30 - 20:30

Judges in da house!

20:30 - 21:00

The winner takes it all - but the STARTup-ers are having surprise discussions with Mentrors and Judges

21:00 - 23:59

Let the PARTY begin!


Diamond Supporters


Platinum Supporters


Gold Supporters

Alex Christoforou
Founder & CEO,
Dr. Alexandros Charalambides
Founder and Director, Chrysalis LEAP
Dr. Andreas Prodromou
Technology Entrepreneur, Various
Alexis Odysseos
Co-Founder and Managing Director, SNQ
Dr. Antonis Hadjiantonis
Dissemination Manager, Partner, IEEE GOLD Cyprus, EVGIRASKO
Charalambos Theopemptou
Lecturer, Cyprus University of Technology
Christos Stamatelos
Brand Manager, PeoplePerHour
Demetris Hadjisofoklis
CEO, Helix Incubator & University of Nicosia
Dinos Costanti
Co-Founder & Software Developer & 3D Designer, VAVEL Computer, Netway
Erato Aristotelous
Co-founder, Minx, Drumbeat
Dr. George Konnis
COO, Co-Founder & CEO, Safe Smart Fabric Adaptable Surface, iGenius
George K. Georgiou
Margarita Maimonis
CEO, Exelia Technologies
Michael Poirazis
Co-Founder, Netway, IMSP
Michael Tyrimos
Co-Founder, COO, Synups, Cypriot Enterprise Link, Exelia Technologies
Natalie Masrujeh
Nectarios Pelekanos
CEO, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, ARMES LTD, Diogenes Business Incubator UCY
Prof. Andreas Anayiotos
Vice Rector for Economic Planning and Development, Cyprus University of Technology
Dr. Panayiotis Philimis
Founder & CEO, CNE Research and Innovation Center Ltd
Dr. Panos Markopoulos
Lecturer, Information Systems & Economics
Savvas Savvides
Founder & CEO, Webium Incubator
Simos Kitiris
Co-Founder, PeoplePerHour
Prof. Theodore Panayiotou
Director, CIIM
Vassilis Papadopoulos
Product and Services Manager, MTN Cyprus
Dr. Alexandros Michaelides
Founder & CEO, Coordinator, RDT Talos, Cyprus Business Angels Network (CyBAN)
Cosmas Adam
CTIO, MTN Cyprus
Demetris Lottides
CEO, SPP Media
Florina Dumitrache
International Coordinator, Startup Live
Phanos Pitiris
Start Up & VC Expert, Various
Seth A. Elliott
CEO, CSO, Co-Founder, Curator, Newlio, Engagement Media Technologies, The Startup Forum, The Startup Digest Miami
Stavriana Kofteros
Startup Catalyst. Entrepreneurship Evangelist, Special Entrepreneurship & RDI Adviser
Dr. Symeon Kassianides
Founder, CEO and Chairman, Hyperion Systems Engineering Group

Receive Offers from the Best Professionals in Cyprus.

alternative Cyprus

To bring together tourists and service suppliers of alternative activities in Cyprus with a website. From one side the tourists looking for an added value holiday (not just as a sun-and-sea destination) without consuming time in webs searching, and on the other side the service suppliers getting easily closer to the tourists.


The idea of car pooling.

CC Gaming studio

The idea is to get a team of gamers\developers to start up a game development studio in Cyprus. They will be trained on modern 3d design tools and Torque Game Engine Scripting. The studio will be developing and publishing MMO Games for various platforms.

Cyprus connecters & re-branders

The Re-branding Cyprus Project has two parts which can be combined very harmoniously together: 1. Group advertising & promotion of Cypriot products abroad (halloumi, wines, laces, furniture, even services). 2. Exploit Cyprus' strategically geographical position between East and West and make it the center of Cyprus Conferences, Congresses & Seminars internationally.

InTown Stories

The main product of the project will be a feature film set in the old town of Nicosia. The film will be of an optimistic genre, and be based on the stories of the people who live, work and meet in Nicosia’s busy cafes.

Mobile Apps CMS

Developing a mobile application which requires data from the web can be a very time consuming process which involves knowledge of a variety of technologies. We propose a solution that aims to simplify this process so that developers can focus on the actual application development.


Offerra is an online Marketplace for Local Services. Customers Describe the Job they need help with and Receive Offers from Professionals with a full Rating and Review History.


The European crisis is spreading treacherously and has shaken irreparably the foundations of the present economic model. What a noted economist said many months ago is now very clear; "from now on we will be poorer". New products have to be cheaper and we need to redefine our priorities as consumers.


Pollfish is a service that delivers surveys through existing mobile apps.

Second Circle

Targeting centrally located rundown buildings, study the potential in terms of use, make a cost analysis of expenses and come up with a strategic transformation appealing to the current market.


We try to analyze students' needs and offer valuable services.


Create a web based social community of sharing content that is characterized by its high quality and high relevance on what a user is searching or interested on.

Team Lafayete

Location Based Application.


We at WebToDesigns love to solve industry problems using simple digital solutions. We set out to start Pebblo a single ecosystem for property listings and finding property.


Our intention is to create a financial consultancy that offers a variety of financial products along with estate planning and legal provision of opinions. The aim is to create a leading global firm which provides advice on investment and tax issues.


FIRST WINNER STARTUP LiVE Cyprus: €18.000 + Value Prizes
SECOND WINNER STARTUP LiVE Cyprus: € 10.000 + Value Prizes
THIRD WINNER STARTUP LiVE Cyprus: € 5.000+ Value Prizes


Contact person

Lydia Lydsjannet Zannettou

Lydia brought the idea of Open Coffee in Cyprus, a networking event dedicated to startups. She is a PR practitioner at V+O Cyprus. She is also a TEDx curator and lead organizer of Startup Weekend Cyprus.

Stavriana Kofteros
Startup Mentor. Entrepreneurship Evangelist. Startup Coach. Entrepreneurship Development Activist. Change Factor. Visionary. Strategic Doer. Technology Enthusiast. Inspirational Speaker. Amateur Chef You can find her supporting startups at Diogenes, mentoring teams at the Cyprus Entrepreneurship Competition, coaching, teaching Entrepreneurship, Curating the Cyprus Startup Digest, co-organizing STARTup LiVE Cyprus, promoting entrepreneurship development, presenting, inquiring, reading, doing, being a change factor. Experience (10y+) 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). Vice President of the Business Professional Women (BPW) Nicosia Club Board member of the Cyprus Business Incubators Association, Member of Cyprus Association of Research & Innovation Enterprises Day Job: CEO Diogenes Business Incubator University of Cyprus Vision: Make meaning. Facilitate Change. #Startup-Cyprus
Natalie Masrujeh
Entrepreneur. Hardcore Web Developer. Passionate Code lover. Committed Hands-on Visionary. •You can find her constantly searching for the extraordinary, trying to add some awesomeness in outdated business process through her work, and pursuing her MBA. She is also a member of the Cyprus Network of Women Entrepreneurs.Experience in management positions (3y+), system analysis and application development (5y+). Administration (2y+) of Cyprus Entrepreneurship Competition. •Day Job: Co-founder and CEO of P.M iWeb Vision: Facilitate Change. Create added value products. #Startup-Cyprus

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