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Microsoft for Start-ups Cyprus Program: Second Call is open

Posted: November 23, 2022

The second round of the Microsoft for Start-ups Program of Cyprus is now officially launched, on the 15th of November 2022. Following the successful first cycle of the “Microsoft for Start-ups Program”, where 10 Cypriot start-ups managed to build strong networks with key players of the start-up and entrepreneurial ecosystem of Cyprus, while also developing their start-up idea further through training and mentoring, the second cycle is now launched.

The Program is aiming to help young start-up 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 Program is launched by the European University Cyprus in close collaboration with Microsoft and a number of leading Cypriot companies (Innovation Partners), with diversified expertise. The Innovation Partners supporting this programme are:

BSM Cyprus, CNP Cyprus, CYTA, ExxonMobil, EY, Gnomi, GrantXpert, Hellenic Bank, IMH, Logicom, Microsoft, NetU and NewCyTech. Also, 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 program is completed.

The Program is based on training and mentoring sessions, all happening from the 1st of February until the 30th of April 2023, followed by a Graduation Ceremony that will take place in May 2023. All activities will take place at the European University Cyprus.

TIMETABLE

15st of November 2022 Call announcement
12th of December 2022 Deadline to apply
December 2022 Evaluation and Selection of participants
January 2023 Introduction between teams and trainers/mentors
February–April 2023 Training and mentoring
May 2023 Graduation Ceremony

 

The Microsoft for Start-ups program is implemented by European University Cyprus in close cooperation with GrantXpert Consulting Ltd.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

To apply, fill in the application form by the 12th of December 2022, either in Greek or English.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the program read the call here or contact Mrs Stephani Theophanous at 22669266 or through email at startup@euc.ac.cy. In addition, more information about the 1st cycle of the program can be found through the website of the European University of Cyprus and the social media of the program: