Su4P 2021 winners are in the world's leading start-up event in Finland, SLUSH!


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Startups4Peace brings the communities of Cyprus together and provides the motivation, the knowledge and the means to build and grow new business ventures.

Goals:

Bring communities together
and encourage them to create joint startups.

Facilitate collaboration
between startups from all sides.

Provide a link
between startups and businesses, using expertise from Finland, Northern Ireland and Cyprus.

 

The annual program has a series of Bootcamps, mentoring, and an opportunity to attend SLUSH - WORLD'S LEADING STARTUP EVENT


About

Startups4Peace 2021 was a competition and mini acceleration programme co-funded by the Embassy of Finland and the Innovative Entrepreneurship project, implemented by NI-CO and funded by the European Union. The programme was in partnership with CYENS Centre of Excellence, Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce.

We aimed 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 supported young entrepreneurs in developing their businesses.

Two selected startups got the opportunity to attend the legendary startup event SLUSH in Helsinki , Finland on 1-2 December 2021.

Finalist startups were chosen on a competitive base.

The successful finalist startups participated in the Start-up Bootcamps, with amazing speakers and mentors from Finland, Northern Ireland and Cyprus, for a hands-on learning experience and to literally helped them startup.

The grand final of the programme was the Startups4Peace Pitch Battle. Selected start-ups pitched their ideas to our expert jury dragon's den style.

The winning start-ups benefitted from a great range of prizes, including innovation vouchers to help their start-ups:

    Two winner start-ups - Caretta Robotics & Bevolt – Participation at SLUSH (travel & accommodation covered for up to 2 participants from each team) & Innovation Voucher to the value €2,500 as a contribution to the business start up

    2nd Place - Cyrob Robotics - Innovation Voucher to the value of €1,500 as a contribution to the business start up

    3rd Place - B&B Academy - Innovation Voucher to the value of €1,000 as a contribution to the business start up

    4th Place - Daxici - Innovation Voucher to the value of €500 as a contribution to the business start up

Essential Criteria for SU4P 2021
 

i. Applicant/Participant must be an owner/founder of the business; OR,

ii. An entrepreneur at pre-start-up stage and must demonstrate they have a viable business idea; and,

iii. Participant must be over 18 years of age; and,

iv. Participant(s) must have very good level of English language; and,

v. The business / entrepreneur must be based in Cyprus.

 

Evaluation Criteria for SU4P 2021
 

Business Criteria (60%)

 

i. The business idea / business must be innovative. (Weight: Max. 10%)

ii. The business idea / business must demonstrate a clear proposition / clear benefit to the customer. (Weight: Max. 10%)

iii. The business idea / business must have identified a target market and significant market opportunity. (Weight: Max. 10%)

iv. The business idea / business must demonstrate growth potential. (Weight: Max. 10%)

v. The business idea / business must have a strong support network and have potential to create employment. (Weight: Max. 10%)

vi. The business idea / business must ensure that the product/service is commercialised or is capable of commercialisation. (Weight: Max. 10%)

 

Cooperation Criteria (40%)

 

The business idea / business must aim cooperation across Cyprus and demonstrate the bicommunal nature of the project. The business follows the objectives of increasing co-operation between the Turkish Cypriot and the Greek Cypriot communities, joint business ideas and taking into consideration opportunities of operating in a cross-community environment. (Weight: Max. 40%)

Get In Touch

Tel: +90 548 864 64 26 - Email: info@inovatif.eu

Organizers

Startups4Peace is co-funded by the Embassy of Finland and the Innovative Entrepreneurship project, implemented by NI-CO and funded by the European Union.