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Junior Achievement Cyprus to host awards ceremony for startup programme

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Junior Achievement Cyprus (JA Cyprus) is set to host the highly anticipated Finale and Awards Ceremony of the “JA StartUp 2023” programme, according to an announcement recently released by the organisation.

With a steadfast commitment to empowering aspiring entrepreneurs, JA Cyprus explained, the organisation aims to provide a platform for 200 university students to showcase their innovative ideas and entrepreneurial skills.

The event, scheduled for Thursday, June 1, 2023, from 16:30 to 20:00, will be held at ASBIS Tech Cluster in Limassol (Iapeto 1 4101, Ag. Athanasios).

The Finale and Awards Ceremony mark a significant milestone for these aspiring entrepreneurs, acknowledging their unwavering dedication, determination, and creative thinking. Through celebrating their achievements, JA Cyprus seeks to inspire the next generation of business leaders and foster an environment that nurtures entrepreneurial excellence and growth within Cyprus.

During the event, the 10 finalist teams will have the opportunity to present their innovative business ideas on stage and undergo interviews with a jury panel. These teams were selected from a pool of 42 student startups that participated in the programme this year. Each team had submitted a commercial video and a business plan, which were evaluated by a jury committee to determine the finalists.

“The StartUp programme allows students to create their own businesses, giving them an insight into how their talents could be used to establish a business,” the announcement explained, noting that students can gain real experience in the business world, coming up with their own ideas, creating and researching a business plan, and taking on all the responsibilities of running a business.

“Students can also develop attitudes and skills necessary for personal success and employability and for understanding how businesses work,” the announcement added.

This year, the programme engaged students from eight universities across Cyprus, with the support of 17 academics and 30 mentors.

Their guidance and expertise played a crucial role in nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit among the participants.

The 10 finalist teams, listed in alphabetical order, are as follows:

  • AvaMe – University of Cyprus
  • E-mbracelet – University of Cyprus
  • Future’s Voices – University of Cyprus
  • Insafe – University of Cyprus
  • LEC – Cyprus University of Technology
  • LISS – Cyprus University of Technology and Frederick University
  • Olympgram – Cyprus University of Technology
  • Petomo – UCLan
  • Recytech – University of Cyprus
  • World Historical Treasures – University of Neapolis Pafos

The winning team from this event will go on to represent Cyprus in the European Competition of JA Europe, GEN-E 2023, scheduled to be held in Istanbul in July.

“It is an excellent opportunity for the team to further showcase their entrepreneurial skills and compete on an international level,” the announcement stated.

More details are available here: www.jacyprus.org

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