Start-ups For Peace is a project aimed at bringing businesses from both sides of the island of Cyprus together in order to develop a project or business which has the potential to grow and scale. The object of Start-up For Peace is to allow these ideas to become competitive, achieved by a combination of business advisory sessions and pitching guidance. Participating businesses compete for a place at SLUSH in Helsinki: the world’s leading startup and tech event.
The competition and mini acceleration programme is co-funded by the Embassy of Finland and the Innovative Entrepreneurship Project, funded by and in partnership with CYENS Centre of Excellence, the European Union and in partnership with the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce. Selected start-ups who proceed through the programme pitch their ideas to an expert jury, ‘Dragon’s Den’ style.