A workshop organised by the Career Center of European University Cyprus titled “Startups. Golden Rules of Entrepreneurship, Through Market Stories” was successfully held on 20 November 2019.
Keynote speaker was Mr Lefteris Papageorgiou. Mr. Papageorgiou has founded 17 companies in five countries. He is the CEO of Entranet, which has been awarded the National Innovation Championship in Greece in 2014-2015 by the European Business Awards. He has designed the “smart home of the future for the elderly” and holds patents on technologies concerning the “smart home”. He is also the author of the best seller: “Startups. An idea to the global market”.
Mr. Papageorgiou spoke about the difficulties but also the magic of entrepreneurship. He shared his expertise and experience in creating a successful startup company, encouraging young people to pursue their dreams with passion and determination. His presentation on the success parameters of a startup company was realistic and immersive, with examples – personal experiences of entrepreneurs concerning the selection of the right product or service, the right market research, the right partner selection, financing, time management and the huge mental reserves required in entrepreneurship.
While conveying the true dimensions and difficulties of existing startup ecosystems, using stories of international business development, Mr. Papageorgiou inspired with his presence and presentation a large audience of young people to enter the world of innovation and entrepreneurship.