The Business Idea Competition 2016-17 Award Ceremony is on 15th of June


UCLan Cyprus cordially invites you to the Business Idea Competition 2016-17 Award Ceremony
Date/Time: Thursday 15th of June 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 Venue: KPMG Nicosia (14 Esperidon Str., 1087 Nicosia)

The Business Idea Competition is an annual initiative led by CEDAR - Centre for Entrepreneurial Development, Alliance and Research of UCLan Cyprus in cooperation with a number of stakeholder organisations that include: Cyprus University of Technology, University of Cyprus, Open University Cyprus, Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), Junior Chamber International (Cyprus), Youth Board of Cyprus/ KEPLI, CYBAN, CyRIC,,, INSPIRE, KOGEE-Cyprus Federation of Business and Professional Women, and UK-based EPISTEME and the UK Cyprus Enterprise Council. Award sponsors include KPMG, Gravity, and UCLan Cyprus.

The award ceremony will be under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism.

During the award ceremony, the five finalist teams will present their venture ideas, and the best three ideas will be honoured as follows:
· 1st Award, €1,500 sponsored by KPMG
· 2nd Award, €1,000 sponsored by Gravity
· Social Enterprising Award: €500 sponsored by UCLan Cyprus MBA

Additional opportunities for winning teams include an invitation to present to financiers and members of CYBAN and participation at the UCLan MBA ‘Live Project’ and forums.

The event will also feature a testimonial presentation by iResTech Ltd, an awarded Cypriot start-up with a focus on innovative assistive technology products.

18:00 – 18:15 Registration, coffee
18:15 – 18:20 Welcome by Prof Panikkos Poutziouris, Chair of CEDAR
18:20 – 18:50 iResTech Ltd presenting ‘IrisPhone: Reducing the digital divide’
18:50 – 19:00 BIC 2016-17 Highlights by Dr Elias Hadjielias, Director of CEDAR
19:00 – 19:30 Idea Pitching by BIC 2016-17 Nominating teams
19:30 – 19:45 Award presentations to winning teams
19:45 – 20:00 Cheese & Wine/ Networking

To attend the award ceremony, please register online here

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