Key organizations that promote entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship in Cyprus:
C.I.P. Citizens in Power
Citizens In Power organizes ‘open information days’ in order to inform young people about the possibilities of the ‘youth entrepreneurship scheme’, a program which is co-funded by EU and Cyprus government. As a result, fifteen of CIP’s participants have been successfully consulted by members of the organization to fund their business plan in previous youth entrepreneurship schemes.
Synthesis (Centre for Research and Education Limited)
Synthesis is an enterprise that creates social value. Synthesis is dedicated to the development of the field of social entrepreneurship and social innovation in Cyprus.
Startup Cyprus is the Cyprus startup ecosystem entity that culminates the ecosystem’s efforts to realize the pledge made by the Cyprus startup community, by people that believe in the creative and disruptive power of startups and innovation, to startup Cyprus.
Link ǀ http://startupcyprus.org/
Funding Consulting and Proposal Writing
JA Cyprus is a non-for profit organization specializing in entrepreneurship education. Through a variety of educational programs the youth of today (5-25 year old) acquire entrepreneurial, financial literacy and employability skills. Junior Achievement Cyprus
Link ǀ http://jacyprus.org/
Chrysalis LEAP is a team of individuals who are driven to promote the spirit of entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Link ǀ http://chrysalisleap.com/
CyBan Cyprus Business Angels Network (CyBAN)
CyBAN is the only Angel Investment Network in Cyprus. They connect innovating fast growth companies with experienced angel investors.
Link ǀ http://www.cyban.com.cy/
Youth Empowerment Foundation
Youth Empowerment Foundation the organization have an extensive list of young member who are living in Cyprus and they want to develop further, both personally and professionally
Start up academy Cyprus
Through this platform we recruit young entrepreneurs who want to start their own business
Collaborative spaces for entrepreneurs
Free or with small charge office areas for start-ups, they offer support such as accommodation, training and advice in order to become self-sustainable in the market
‘Entrepreneurs Cafe’ by C.I.P. Citizens in Power
CIP members support the operations of ‘Entrepreneurs Cafe’ in Cyprus. Entrepreneurs Cafe is a global movement where entrepreneurs meet to discuss ideas, get feedback or criticism, make friends, build relationship, get inspired.
Hub Nicosia by Synthesis
Hub Nicosia by Synthesis is a multi-spaced educational center and the first hub of social impact in the country. In terms of available facilities, it includes:
The “Muhammad Yunus” coworking space, ideal for young entrepreneurs and organisations with a social mission;
The “Costas Fotinos” meeting room, available to any organisation or group for the professional meetings
The “Leo Tolstoy” room, ideal for private lessons or small group tutorials;
The elegant “Dialogue Cafe” room, dedicated to co-learning (ideal for book clubs or discussion groups or people who want to have an informal meeting while enjoying their coffee).
Last but not least, the Hub is a community of social entrepreneurs and change makers and a cluster of organisations with social impact, ranging from organisations working in the fields of social entrepreneurship, to ageing and sustainable development.
An integrated acceleration incubation program that support the development of innovative start-ups with a global outlook in a specially designed space, Funded by bank of Cyprus
Microsoft Innovation Center in Cyprus (technology and software company)
Capital Impact Cyprus (Connecting diverse people and skills in a unique setting, where a hacker, an investor and a professor meet for coffee and start exchanging ideas, encourages innovation and creativity.
Link ǀ http://www.capitalimpactcyprus.com , requires a small fee to use their services).
Department of Labour (part of the Ministry of Labour)
The Department of Labour is responsible for matters that affect men, women and the society, such as finding jobs for the unemployed, providing enterprises with the right staff, and helping people with special needs to adapt to work situations.
Cyprus Productivity Centre (part of the Ministry of Labour)
CPC focus on areas and actions targeted at supporting the facilitating the adjustment of citizens, organizations, enterprises, the social parties and the state, to globalization.
Human resource development authority ( part of the Ministry of Labour)
The HRDA ‘s mission is to create the conditions for planned and systematic training and development of the human resources of Cyprus at all levels and in all areas to meet the needs of the economy within the framework of the social and economic policy of the state.
Link ǀ http://www.hrdauth.org.cy/
Cyprus Youth Board (Part of Ministry of education and culture)
The Youth Board of Cyprus actively supports the Youth Entrepreneurship scheme.