EN’s Chair and Volunteers for 2014 – More are welcome!

Dear friends,

According to the declarations of interest for the IEEE Cyprus Entrepreneurs Network (EN)’s Executive Committee we have the following results:

EN’s Chair for 2014: Anastasia Georgouli, Electrical Engineer Consultant JYA Engineering

EN’s Volunteers:
Maria Christou, Software Engineer at Covve
Georgios Panayiotou, MBA student at CIIM
Eutuxia Zaxari, MSc student in Finance and Banking at CIIM

Any additional people who are interested in EN’s goals and objectives (http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=4770026&type=member&item=5836407954651258881&trk=groups%2Finclude%2Fitem_snippet-0-b-ttl) are prompted to join our team to gain useful volunteer experience in the organization of entrepreneurship related events!

Best regards,
Anastasia Georgouli
EN’s Chair

16/12/13 6:30-9:00pm – ΙΕΕΕ Cyprus EN December Networking Meeting with Panayiotis Kyriakou, Hope4Cyprus, Boost Best Idea!!!

Starting up in an online world!!!
1. How does Internet affects business strategy
2. Setting up your online business presence
3. Promoting online with success
4. Converting prospects to customers
5. Measuring performance and correcting

Σας προσκαλούμε στη Συνάντηση Δικτύωσης Δεκεμβρίου του ΕΝ (Δίκτυο Επιχειρηματιών της ΙΕΕΕ στην Κύπρο) στην οποία ομιλητής μας Παναγιώτης Κυριάκου θα μας μιλήσει με θέμα “Starting Up in an online world!”

Στη συνέχεια θα έχουμε μία σύντομη παρουσίαση της επιχειρηματικής ιδέας Hope4Cyprus από τον εμπνευστή της Chrys Zampas και της ιδέας Boost Best Idea. Θα ακολουθήσει βράβευση του νικητή του 1ου διαγωνισμού της Boost Best Idea.

Τέλος, για όσους έχουν διάθεση για περισσότερη δικτύωση θα μετακινηθούμε στον πρώτο όροφο του The Mall of Cyprus για ποτό / φαγητό!EN's December Flyer - Greek 16122013 - Page 1

28/11/2013 6.30pm – EN’s November Networking Meeting with Argyris Argyrou

You are invited to EN’s November Networking Meeting in which our speaker Argyris Argyrou will talk about “Starting Up!”

Topics:
1) From Idea to Business
2) How to Glue a Business Team
3) How to deal with failure and how to build on that
4) Current and Future Trends and Opportunities

It will be a 1 hour interactive talk that will include short practical examples that the audience can work on their own or in groups in order to better conceive the content of the speech and to increase networking between the participants / EN members.

WHEN: 28 – Nov – 2013
WHERE:
University of Cyprus, New Campus
BUILDING: XOD02 (ΧΩΔ02)
ROOM: B204
TIME: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
COST: FREE

Reservations:
anastasiageorgouli@ieee.org
christouorama@gmail.com
or:
Tel: 96-343176

EN intends to bring together IEEE members and other professionals (non-members working in an IEEE designated field – Engineering, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Physical Sciences, Biological and Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Technical Communications, Education, Management, Law and Policy) in Cyprus who are interested in entrepreneurship from which possible cooperation and start-ups may come up. EN’s goal is triggering of entrepreneurship in IEEE designated fields in Cyprus. Professionals who by education or experience give evidence of competence in the above fields are encouraged to participate in the Entrepreneurs Network and join IEEE.

Best regards,
Anastasia Georgouli
EN’s Chair

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bso8r9wi65lm04i/EN%27s%20November%20Flyer%20-%20English%2028112013.pdf?goback=.gmr_4770026.gde_4770026_member_5806161611311845376#!

IEEE Cyprus Entrepreneurs Network in Region 8 News

Source: http://www.ieeer8.org/news/ieee-cyprus-entrepreneurs-network/

On January 2013 the first IEEE Entrepreneurs Network (EN) within R8 was established in Cyprus under the IEEE Cyprus Section. The idea of implementing such a Network in Cyprus initiated by the conclusion that current economic crisis is considered by many as a great barrier towards economic growth and employability, whereas entrepreneurship driven by innovation and networks of talented people can in fact mitigate the negative impacts of this crisis and lead to local prosperity. It was also based on the confidence that professionals who by education or experience give evidence of competence in an IEEE designated field (Engineering, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Physical Sciences, Biological and Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Technical Communications, Education, Management, Law and Policy) should take a leading role in this effort.

The IEEE Cyprus EN’s main objectives are the following:

1) Networking between IEEE members and other professionals (non-members working in an IEEE designated field) in Cyprus who are interested in entrepreneurship, from which possible cooperation and start-ups may come up. Monthly meetings take place in the presence of the Entrepreneurs Network Executive Committee (Chair, Vice Chairperson, Secretary and Program Director) and any other IEEE members or non-members concerned in the Network’s goals and interests.
2) Triggering of entrepreneurship in IEEE designated fields in Cyprus especially within the current financial crisis which increases unemployment. Professionals who by education or experience give evidence of competence in an IEEE designated field are encouraged to participate in the Entrepreneurs Network and join IEEE.
3) Arrangement of talks by entrepreneurship related experts, such as accountants, lawyers, angels, local SBA representatives, bankers, experts in Business Finance, marketing professionals, insurance experts, and industry leaders.
4) Organization of workshops or days of training in such topics as financing alternatives, protecting intellectual property, selling a business plan, project management and personal leadership style for success.
5) Support of entrepreneurs / future entrepreneurs and helping them both to meliorate their business plans and get in touch with angels and investors.
6) Holding face to face year round TechMatch event. TechMatch is a tool that helps member entrepreneurs conduct self-evaluations on their business plans, submit their business plans for review by other experienced entrepreneur members and to visibility by potential investors. The IEEE Cyprus EN supports entrepreneurs who have participated in the TechMatch event by assigning mentors, connecting the entrepreneur with local resources for further help, selecting the best plans in a competition and giving awards or advertising the plans in operating unit publications.
7) The goal of TechMatch is to support entrepreneur members in moving toward success and that is what the Entrepreneurs Network Executive Committee (EN’s EXCOM) undertakes. After the actual TechMatch event is over EN’s EXCOM provides ongoing support to entrepreneurs who have expressed interest. This can be in the form of assigned mentors for those entrepreneurs that express interest. The lead of the Review team together with EN’s EXCOM takes the responsibility for any handoff or continuity of support as expressed by the entrepreneur and assures there is direct communication with each entrepreneur according to their needs and expectations for their further development.

Apart from its official website within IEEE Cyprus Section’s website, IEEE Cyprus EN can be found in LinkedIn and Facebook.

IEEE Cyprus Entrepreneurs Network (EN) Contact Information and Webpages

Dear EN members,

I would like to inform you that in case you want to contact us you can use the following e-mail addresses: cyprusen@ieee.org or anastasiageorgouli@ieee.org.

Moreover, you can find us in our LinkedIn Group and / or in our Facebook page, and you can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

Best regards,

Anastasia Georgouli

Electrical Engineer Consultant JYA Engineering

IEEE Cyprus EN Chair

 

Keep cultivating the entrepreneurial thinking!

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Presentation of EN’s main objectives

by Jake T.
Presentation of EN’s main objectives

The Entrepreneurs Network’s main objectives are the following:

1. Networking between IEEE members and other professionals (non-members working in an IEEE designated field as mentioned above) in Cyprus who are interested in entrepreneurship from which possible cooperation and startups may come up. Monthly meetings will take place in the presence of the Entrepreneurs Network Executive Committee (Chair, Vice Chairperson, Secretary and Program Director) and any other IEEE members or non-members concerned in the Network’s goals and interests.

2. Triggering of entrepreneurship in IEEE designated fields in Cyprus especially within the current financial crisis which increases unemployment. Professionals who by education or experience give evidence of competence in an IEEE designated field (Engineering, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Physical Sciences, Biological and Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Technical Communications, Education, Management, Law and Policy) will be encouraged to participate in the Entrepreneurs Network and join IEEE.

3. Arrangement of talks by entrepreneurship related experts, such as accountants, lawyers, angels, local SBA representatives, bankers, experts in Business Finance, marketing professionals, insurance experts, and industry leaders.

4. Organization of workshops or days of training in such topics as financing alternatives, protecting intellectual property, selling our business plan, project management and personal leadership style for success. Additional ideas for the workshops are welcome and will be discussed in our meetings.

5. Support of entrepreneurs / future entrepreneurs and help them both to meliorate their business plans and get in touch with angels and investors.

6. Hold face to face year round TechMatch event. TechMatch is a tool that helps member entrepreneurs conduct self-evaluations on their business plans, submit their business plans for review by other experienced entrepreneur members and to visibility by potential investors. As the IEEE Cyprus Entrepreneurs Network we are going to support entrepreneurs who have participated in the TechMatch event by assigning mentors, connecting the entrepreneur with local resources for further help, selecting the best plans in a competition and giving awards or advertising the plans in operating unit publications.

7. The goal of TechMatch is to support entrepreneur members in moving toward success and that is what the Entrepreneurs Network Executive Committee (EN’s EXCOM) will undertake. After the actual TechMatch event is over we will provide ongoing support to entrepreneurs who have expressed interest. This could be in the form of assigned mentors for those entrepreneurs that express interest. The lead of the Review team together with EN’s EXCOM will take the responsibility for any handoff or continuity of support as expressed by the entrepreneur and assure there is direct communication with each entrepreneur according to their needs and expectations for their further development.