The winning teams of Startups4Peace 2018 participated in SLUSH, one of the biggest technology startup events in Europe. The winners DONTI and Colive Oil, flew to Helsinki, Finland in December and utilized the opportunity given to them by Startups4Peace. Participation in Slush marks the successful end of Startups4Peace for the 5th consecutive year.
DONTI and Colive Oil apart from attending SLUSH, fully utilized this great networking opportunity provided by the Startups4Peace acceleration program to promote their startups and network. The startups had the opportunity to network and meet with investors, journalists and other startups.
Startup Cyprus was represented by Stavriana Kofteros, Tunç Yalgın and Christoforos Tzirtzipis.
Ms. Kofteros stated: “We met with some very important supporters of Startups4Peace in Helsinki, including one of the founders of ROVIO (Angry Birds), Peter Vesterbacka as well as our partner and liaison in Helsinki, Teemo Polo. We also attended meetings with key organizations of the Finnish ecosystem and investors” and went on to say: “This year, we were invited by the organizers of SPLUSH – Peacetech which is an official side event of SLUSH dedicated to peace addressed by the former President of Finland, Mrs. Tarja Halonen and the Vice- Secretary-General of the United Nations for Strategic Cooperation, Mr. Fabrizio Hochschild Drummond. We had the opportunity to discuss the possibility of future cooperation within the context of Startups4Peace and SLUSH in 2019”.
Startups4Peace will be organized again in 2019, by the Finnish Embassy in Cyprus and Startup Cyprus, in cooperation with the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Turkish Chamber of Commerce. The European Commission’s support to entrepreneurship will also continue in 2019.
The main target of Startups4Peace is to bring together people with entrepreneurship ideas, from both communities in Cyprus.
The aim of the program is to encourage innovative ideas with a bicommunal vision and to increase the contact between the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot Startup communities by supporting young entrepreneurs.
Tel: +357 22 458 020 Embassy of Finland in Cyprus