Microsoft for Startups Cyprus recently announced that its mini acceleration programme has returned, with the second cohort set to run in the early part of 2023.
The programme started in Cyprus during the previous year, with eleven teams attending the programme with great success.
The programme is aiming to help young startup founders get familiar with basic business and ICT concepts through training, mentoring and utilisation of Microsoft tools, all provided for free to the selected participants.
The programme is launched by the European University Cyprus in close collaboration with Microsoft and a number of leading Cypriot companies (Innovation Partners), with diversified expertise.
Some of the partners are BSM Cyprus, CNP Cyprus, CYTA, ExxonMobil, EY, Gnomi, GrantXpert, Hellenic Bank, IMH, Logicom, Microsoft, NetU and NewCyTech. Furthermore, the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) is a strong supporter of the program, as well as GVI Cyprus which is involved as a business development partner.
All start-ups will be assigned mentors and they will have the opportunity to work closely with to further develop their business idea and introduce their new product and/or service successfully into the market, once the programme is completed.
The training and mentoring sessions will run from the 1st of February until the 30th of April 2023 and the graduation ceremony will take place in May 2023. All activities will take place at the European University Cyprus.
A timetable of the programme:
The Microsoft for Startups Cyprus programme is implemented by the European University of Cyprus in close cooperation with GrantXpert Consulting.
If you are interested to apply, fill in the application form here by the 21st of December 2022, either in Greek or English.