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27 March 2015, Entrepreneurship at different stages, Room 010 Building 7, Social Activities Centre, New Campus

Entrepreneurship at different stages

Friday 27 March 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Room 010 Building 7 - Social Activities Centre - New Campus
What does a graduate of the University of Cyprus (UCY) do at a multinational firm? What did another graduate of the UCY do at one of the best entrepreneurship programs in Europe? How did a young Cypriot manage to get 1,2 million euros in seed funding in London? What did a Cypriot do at a Boston USA based start up and why did he returned to Cyprus?
13:30 - 14:00 Registrations
14:00 - 14:05 Welcome note by Marios Dikaiakos, C4E Director
14:05 - 14:15 Welcome note by George Kassinis, President C4E Board
14:15 - 14:30 do { entrepreneurship(); } while (sexy);
Andreas Panteli
14:30 - 14:45 From a UCY student to - learning to be - a startup founder Maria Stylianou
14:45 - 15:00 Startup culture: Building your team
Alex Loizou
15:00 - 15:15 Taking the plunge. My experience at a start-up in Boston Charalampos Anastasiou, PhD
15:15 - 16:00 Panel discussion moderated by Prof. Nicos Nicolaou, Capital Chair for Mid-Market Economics atWarwick Business School

Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/entrepreneurship-at-different-stages-tickets-16218954329

For more info call: 22895110/4024

Andreas Panteli is a project leader within the Global IT Innovation and Patient Services at Novartis.He is leading a mobile health initiative taking place in Kenya while he is responsible on overseeing future expansion in the Africa continent. Prior joining Novartis, he co-founded LapkinTM, the world's first eco-friendly laptop keyboard and touchpad cover. He holds a BSc Computer Science from University of Cyprus and MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management from Imperial College London.

Maria Stylianou studied Computer Science at University of Cyprus, and completed an Erasmus Mundus Master in both universities; UPC at Barcelona and KTH at Stockholm. She then joined the IT Graduate program at Novartis HQ, world's biggest pharmaceutical, in Switzerland, which she quit to join the startup accelerator Entrepreneur First and start her own business in London. Maria is now the co-founder and CTO of SolidSteps, the only automatic solution for employers to select, set up and manage their pension scheme in the UK.

Alex Loizou is the co-founder and CTO of StreetHub, a marketplace that helps you discover unique products from London's greatest independent boutiques. He's originally from Cyprus, studied Media Informatics at the University of Cologne in Germany and moved to London in 2011 to pursue a Masters degree at the London School of Economics. After graduating at the LSE, he joined EntrepreneurFirst - a program that aims to support young graduates who wish to follow a career in entrepreneurship. During his time at EF, he founded and failed his first startup, learning the ropes and understanding the practical challenges of building a company. Shortly after, Alex joined Mandeep and Maxim and founded StreetHub which has now grown to a network of 300+ boutiques across London and is funded by some of Europe's most prestigious VCs.

After receiving a Fulbright scholarship in 1992, Dr. Anastasiou headed to the University of Iowa where he studied Electrical Engineering and Physics and graduated with highest honors in 1996. Dr. Anastasiou continued his studies at Princeton University in the Electrical Engineering Department focusing on optoelectronics and doing his doctorate thesis on optical spatial solitons. At Princeton, Dr. Anastasiou became very interested in entrepreneurship and considered careers beyond academia. After obtaining his PhD in 2001 he decided to join OmniGuide Inc., a Cambridge Massachusetts optical fiber based start-up company that was spun out of MIT. There he was part of the research team that developed a novel type of surgical fiber system that provides the surgeon with accurate cutting and ablation in minimally invasive, laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery. Dr. Anastasiou hopes to put his skills in good use and continue on research that improves lives right here at home.