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Startups4Peace Competition and mini acceleration Program
The objective is to encourage innovative startup entrepreneurship with intercommunal vision in Cyprus, to bring together and increase contacts between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot startup communities and support young entrepreneurs in developing their businesses.
Selected startups will get the opportunity to attend the legendary startup event SLUSH in Helsinki, Finland on November 21-22, 2019.

The initiative is co-funded by the Innovative Entrepreneurship project, implemented by NI-CO and funded by the European Union, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland through the Embassy of Finland in Cyprus program and is in partnership with the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce and Startup Cyprus.

Selection Criteria

Business Criteria (60%)
i. Are you actually solving a problem? Does the solution solve a core need / problem?
ii. Do you have a clear value proposition / Clear b...
Startups4Peace Competition and mini acceleration Program
The objective is to encourage innovative startup entrepreneurship with intercommunal vision in Cyprus, to bring together and increase contacts between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot startup communities and support young entrepreneurs in developing their businesses.
Selected startups will get the opportunity to attend the legendary startup event SLUSH in Helsinki, Finland on November 21-22, 2019.

The initiative is co-funded by the Innovative Entrepreneurship project, implemented by NI-CO and funded by the European Union, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland through the Embassy of Finland in Cyprus program and is in partnership with the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce and Startup Cyprus.

Selection Criteria

Business Criteria (60%)
i. Are you actually solving a problem? Does the solution solve a core need / problem?
ii. Do you have a clear value proposition / Clear benefit to the customer?
iii. Have you identified a specific target market?
iv. Is it unique? – how good / innovative / viable is the idea?
v. Market potential – how scalable is the product or service? Can you conquer the world?
vi. How will you differentiate from the competition?
vii. How will you make money?
viii. What is your go-to-market / launch strategy?
ix. Team? – ability to execute

Cooperation Criteria (40%)
1. Team composition: Cyprus majority in teams (team members from other countries are allowed)
2. Cooperation:
i. Preference will be given to intercommunal teams.
or
ii. The business follows the objectives of increasing co-operation between the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot communities, joint business ideas and taking into consideration opportunities of operating in a united country.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
● Teams must address both Criteria, Business and Cooperation
● The panel may also select startups from the Turkish Cypriot community and from Greek Cypriot Community.

Find out more on the procedure, criteria and program here: www.startups4peace.com
More details on the 2019 acceleration process etc here: bit.ly/2Q3LMxN
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Antonis Poupazis
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Antonis Poupazis A simple marketing guy
Christophoros Tzirtzipis
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Christophoros Tzirtzipis Entrepreneur, DIY enthusiast, Startup maniac.
Stavriana Kofteros
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Stavriana Kofteros Angel, Deal Leader RTE3, Founder @StartupCyprus, VP @EuropeanStartupNetwork, Director Digital Transformation & Innovation @DISY
Tunc Yalgin
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Andrew Michael
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Andrew Michael Host of Churn.FM | CEO @avrio.com | #Entrepreneur | #Startup Activist |
Cemal Kavasogullari
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Cemal Kavasogullari A compassionate doctor who believes simplicity and technology are the keys to tackle global scale health inequalities.
Dogukan Tufekci
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Dogukan Tufekci Entrepreneur
Günperi Sisman
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Günperi Sisman Law, Fin, Space
Halin Bareke
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Hasan Siber
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Hasan Siber Entrepreneur with a social mission
Natalia Demetriou
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Natalia Demetriou Entrepreneur and consultant, who loves bringing creative products to market.
Nektarios Cassar
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Nektarios Cassar Entrepreneur, bass player, multi-instrumentalist, product designer, UI/UX freak, forensic feedbacker, problem solver and team builder.
PANAYIOTIS PHILIMIS
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PANAYIOTIS PHILIMIS Over 25 years of RTD expertise inventing disruptive products. Providing solutions to the most difficult engineering problems.
Phanos Demetriou
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Phanos Demetriou Digital Marketing Professional & Social Media Enthusiast, Drupalist. Director at http://opiumworks.com & Co-founder http://socialytics.io
Yiannis Hadjiconstantouras
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Yiannis Hadjiconstantouras Passionate about Business, Marketing and Passionate People. Co-founder & CEO at StudentLife

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