Announcement from IEEE Cyprus Entrepreneurs Network (EN) about live webinar

Dear EN members,

We are going to have a very interesting webinar presented by Mr Brian Gibson, the Managing Director at StepInto Group Internet Marketing who is accredited by the Cyprus HRD Governmental department (for reference see www.stepintointernetmarketing.com).

Mr Gibson will present us a live webinar (Internet based training or presentation) to show how a website can get to page number one in Google search, which is becoming harder these days. He will actually make a website live page #1 in Google during his presentation in order to show that it can be done. Delegates can see, take part in, and respond to the online meeting from their home or workplace. In order to find the best day / hour for most of our members we created a poll in the following link, so please answer it (http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=4770026&type=member&item=223742362&qid=bfe9f0a1-3317-4bba-9bf5-547d3ae9c3cb&trk=group_most_recent_rich-0-b-ttl&goback=%2Egmr_4770026%2Egfl_4770026%2Egmr_4770026). Also, to determine the best subject of interest we would like you to answer the next poll: http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=4770026&type=member&item=223742864&qid=bfe9f0a1-3317-4bba-9bf5-547d3ae9c3cb&trk=group_most_recent_rich-0-b-ttl&goback=%2Egmr_4770026%2Egfl_4770026%2Egmr_4770026.

The webinar will last for over 45-60 minutes, so the instructor cannot go into every website. But if you send him your details he can pre-open your website for fast reference. Each delegate that attends the webinar will receive a free of charge website analysis to see the areas that might need improvement. You can find the profile and contact details of Mr Gibson in this link: uk.linkedin.com/in/briangibson1.

Best regards,

Anastasia Georgouli

EN’s Chair

EN’s February Meeting Slides and Video

Dear EN members,
I would like to say a big thanks to Mr Nicos Paschali for his extraordinary talk yesterday under the subject “Entrepreneurial Thinking”. I would like also to thank the participants in the meeting for their presence and participation in the discussion.
I hope that in our future meetings there is going to be a greater attendance of EN members.
I attach you the slides from Mr Paschali’s talk. You can also watch the video from the discussion that followed the talk in the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZDokkfrEElo
The EN members who participated in our February meeting were: Anastasia Charitou – Self-employed in the Health, Wellness and Fitness sector Demetris Galatopoullos – Computer Engineer / Software Engineering and Architecture Efrem Panagiotou – Computer Engineer, IT Support Technician (seeking job opportunity in Nicosia) Nicolas Nicolaou – ELECTRICAL ENGINEER at MA-STRO ENGINEERING LTD Charalambos Makris – Computer & Wireless Systems Engineer George Milis – Integration of technology with society – Experienced Consultant
Please, give your suggestions for the subjects of our monthly talks commenting in the following discussion:  http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=4770026&type=member&item=206273868&qid=ec7760cf-8e67-4851-b771-bc1fef84736d&trk=group_most_recent_rich-mc-rr-ttl&goback=%2Egmr_4770026
Also, answer for the following polls:
On what weekdays do you prefer ΕΝ’s talks / meetings to take place? http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=4770026&type=member&item=206310248&qid=fe3b7ba6-ee28-410c-8cb9-66e40961d8f3&trk=group_featured_list-0-b-ttl&goback=%2Egmr_4770026%2Egfl_4770026
Which hours are more convenient to you for our meetings to begin? http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=4770026&type=member&item=208482433&qid=fe3b7ba6-ee28-410c-8cb9-66e40961d8f3&trk=group_featured_list-0-b-ttl&goback=%2Egmr_4770026%2Egfl_4770026
What is your relationship to entrepreneurship? http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=4770026&type=member&item=205903884&qid=fe3b7ba6-ee28-410c-8cb9-66e40961d8f3&trk=group_featured_list-0-b-ttl&goback=%2Egmr_4770026%2Egfl_4770026
From which IEEE designated fields do you come from, based on your education or professional experience? http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=4770026&type=member&item=208482895&qid=fe3b7ba6-ee28-410c-8cb9-66e40961d8f3&trk=group_featured_list-0-b-ttl&goback=%2Egmr_4770026%2Egfl_4770026
or:
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=4770026&type=member&item=208483633&qid=fe3b7ba6-ee28-410c-8cb9-66e40961d8f3&trk=group_featured_list-0-b-ttl&goback=%2Egmr_4770026%2Egfl_4770026
Finally, you can find the detailed objectives of IEEE Cyprus Entrepreneurs Network (EN) here: http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=4770026&type=member&item=207685883&qid=dd9522db-1f10-47b5-a09d-b1f386026d87&trk=group_featured_list-0-b-ttl&goback=%2Egmr_4770026%2Egfl_4770026
Best regards, Anastasia Georgouli EN’s Chair

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.

IEEE Cyprus Entrepreneurs Network

by Jake T.

IEEE Cyprus Entrepreneurs Network (EN) is a volunteer based effort to gather all Electrical and Computers Engineers in Cyprus as well as other professionals in fields designated by IEEE (Engineering, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Physical Sciences, Biological and Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Technical Communications, Education, Management, Law and Policy) who are interested in entrepreneurship in order to get networked.

· Cooperation and start-ups may come up by this interaction.
· Monthly talks by entrepreneurship related experts are held.
· Workshops and days of training are organized.
· Continuous support is provided to interested entrepreneurs / future entrepreneurs.
· Year-round TechMatch event is run and awards are given to the best business plans submitted.

IEEE Cyprus GOLD Affinity Group

The establishment of the IEEE Cyprus GOLD Affinity Group (Graduates Of the Last Decade) (http://cyprus.ieee.org/gold) is intended to serve the needs of graduate students and young engineers of Cyprus in developing professional skills, increase networking activities, and boost their careers. All the activities of this group are performed in volunteer basis within the IEEE general framework.

The group aims at:

  • Providing members with networking opportunities, where students, young and senior engineers and academics are in contact
  • Acting as a bridge between the student branches and industry and provide student internship opportunities at a local and international level
  • Smoothing the transition of young graduates into skilled engineers
  • Organize local seminars and other types of presentations given by distinguished lecturers in the field of electrical and electronics engineering or human resources
  • Organize events in collaboration with the local industrial community, during which presentations on new technology and industrial applications will be given
  • Arrange local field trips to places of interest to the society members
  • Support graduate students and young engineers developing new professional and social skills which may boost their career and professional establishment within the local market
  • Encourage participation in the international activities within the IEEE GOLD community by promoting collaboration with other GOLD Affinity Groups
  • Volunteer to help with the organisation of local conferences or workshops sponsored by IEEE.

 

Announcements about upcoming activities will be published at regular intervals through this Website (http://cyprus.ieee.org/gold).