ARIS | A Really Inspiring Space supported the organisation of the Startup Europe Week (SEW) 2019 in Limassol and Nicosia that took place on 13 and 14 March 2019, respectively.
SEW is the largest regional entrepreneurship event and grassroots movement in the world whose goal is to help entrepreneurs grow and thrive wherever they are or come from. It has consistently achieved that through a series of locally focused events that connect the local ecosystem and show entrepreneurs what support is available at their particular city and regional level. SEW is present in more than 300 cities in 50+ countries, with the collaboration of 250+ local co-organisers/ecosystem leaders.
The SEW19 Limassol was held with great success at the premises of ARIS in Limassol. The event was co-organised by DisruptCyprus.com and attracted the interest of more than forty (40) people. During the event, the Director of Deloitte’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Centre and ARIS, Monica Ioannidou Polemitis, described the process of converting an idea into an actual viable business, showcasing methodologies such us design thinking, research methods SWOT/PESTEL and useful tools for creating and analysing business models such as the lean canvas.
The SEW19 Nicosia was co-organised by HJS Insurance and was held at the premises of the European University Cyprus in Nicosia. Monica Ioannidou Polemitis was invited to represent ARIS by presenting the program and highlighting the available opportunities arising for entrepreneurs and startups in Cyprus through local accelerators and incubators.