ENTREPRENEURS in Cyprus have joined a global event that brings together participants from 140 countries and will be ongoing for the rest of the month.
Global Entrepreneurship Week Cyprus (GEW) has teamed up with the Greek non-profit organisation Industry Disruptors, as part of efforts to connect the island to the entrepreneurial community abroad, just as its Cyprus-based partners have been doing for the last couple of years.
Events have already been organised by Business & Professional Women Limassol (BPW), the Cyprus Enterprise Link (CEL) and Chrysalis Leap. CEL was one of the first platforms to organise networking events and help secure funding for projects, while Chrysalis Leap is an accelerator platform that is currently nurturing its first batch of promising startups.
Earlier this week CEL and the Cyprus Business Angels Network held an event on raising funding for startups, while today Open Coffee Cyprus will host Amazon’s Chrysanthos Chrysanthou, who leads business development with startup players for Amazon web services.
Early next month, the first Startup Weekend will be held to bring together people from diverse backgrounds who will be plotting and planning for two and a half days before pitching a business plan to a panel of experts.