CyRIC introduces ESIL in Cyprus

Cyprus - 04/10/2018

CyRIC, the Cyprus Business Innovation Center, will introduce the Early Stage Investing Launchpad (ESIL) in their country by organising a kick-off event on 4th October 2018. It will be a closed event for stakeholders from the local ecosystem and government officials, with the assistance of the ESIL trainer Francesca Natali, fund manager of META Ventures in Italy. She will prepare a workshop on Angel Investing and Financial instrument for Business Angels. 

CyRIC is proud to have an active role in this pan-European effort. Of course as a vital element of the local ecosystem we are facilitating a series of events in Cyprus, workshops and presentations along with esteemed guests and other stakeholders of the ecosystem for the next two years,” according to the organization. 

ESIL will establish an EU Framework for capacity building for early-stage investors in Europe, facilitating the take up of Angel Investing, overcoming obstacles related to market outreach and engaging key actors e.g. entrepreneurs, unconventional early stage investors and crowdfunding. 

Click here for further information and registering to the event.




Arrival & Registration 


Welcome & Introduction: CyRIC BIC Introduction to ESIL project and activities and CyRIC BIC experience in helping the startup ecosystem. 

Dr Panayiotis Philimis 


Welcome Speech: Scope of the ESIL initiative and shared vision of the project outcomes 
Francesca Natali, Managing Partner of Zernike Meta Ventures Spa ESIL Representative   


The current status and activities of CYBAN within the ecosystem 
Mr Andreas Koupparis, Cyprus Business Angels Network, CyBAN CEO  


Coffee break 


Government investment policies for startups and investors 

Mr Kampanellas, Director of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA).  


Presenting the current ecosystem of startups in Cyprus 

Mrs Stavriana KofterosStartup Cyprus. 


 How the Cyprus Government supports the innovation & entrepreneurship ecosystem 

Mr. Constantinos KaragiorgisMinistry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism.  


Case studies and opportunities for investors in the Cypriot market 

Mr. Pangratios Vanezis, Partner at KPMG Startups and Enterprise HUB. 


Q & A Session for all the Partners Involved 


Coffee Break 


Workshop from ESIL perspective 


Networking and drinks