Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Stavriana A. Kofteros
Startup Catalyst. Entrepreneurship Evangelist.
• Curator Cyprus Startup Digest
• Organizer Startup Live Cyprus
• Organizer...
What we need +
• Holistic Understanding of E/I
– Job CREATION
– Culture, way of thinking
• Geeks are cool!
• Active integr...
Lets
Creatively
Serious Fun. Seriously!
Do you Speak Innovation?
Cyprus Dream
Thank Goodness!
• Jobs of today
• Will probably have
nothing to do with
jobs in the next
decade
• In 20 years…
• So?
University of Phoenix Research: kids must enhance their cross
cultural competencies and their social intelligence
BUT
Skills for a Lifetime
• Open Mindness
• Critical Thinking
• Thinking outside the
box
• Creativity
• Self Confidence
• Soci...
Ingredients
• Innovation Planet
– We made the buttons on the screen look so good
you’ll want to lick them
– Innovation dis...
CREATIVITY= INNOVATION?
Creativity is thinking the big idea.
Innovation is implementing the idea …
by converting the idea ...
Characteristics
• Searching for new opportunities with passion
• Go after opportunities with immense
discipline
• Go after...
Development of Vital Skills
• Analysis & Problem Solving Ability
• Teamwork
• Perseverance
• Responsibility
• Calculated R...
Failure is an ally!
CREATIVITY & INNOVATION
7 Habits
1. Persistence
• Its not about the idea
• Faith
• Hard work
• Vision
• Laser Focus
Invention / Innovation is 1%
inspiratio...
2. Get over it!
• “think outside the box”
• Break the box sitting in
your brain
• Help your kids, friends,
… break their b...
3. Take a Risk, Make mistakes
• Mistakes are an experiment
• Failed, so What?
• Its Knowledge
I have not failed. I’ve just...
4. Idea in the Shower Phenomenon
• Escape
• Be calm. Calm invites
acceptance in tapping
into our creativity
• Find your ow...
5. Put It on paper!
• Note it! Paint it!
• Discover your own
method to tap into
the creative
process
6. Discover the motives
• Ideas come from ideas
• Edison was not the first
to discover the lamp
• He was the first to make...
7. Curiosity
• Be Curious!
• Inquisitive
• Look for alternative
• Practice in seeing things differently
• Ask a lot of que...
BE
THE
CHANGE.
BE
CRAZY.
Thank you
@Stavriana_K
skofteros@disy.org.cy
www.about.me/stavriana
Mentor women 10 07-2013-7 Habits to Creativity_public
Mentor women 10 07-2013-7 Habits to Creativity_public
Mentor women 10 07-2013-7 Habits to Creativity_public
Mentor women 10 07-2013-7 Habits to Creativity_public
Mentor women 10 07-2013-7 Habits to Creativity_public
Mentor women 10 07-2013-7 Habits to Creativity_public
Mentor women 10 07-2013-7 Habits to Creativity_public
Mentor women 10 07-2013-7 Habits to Creativity_public
Mentor women 10 07-2013-7 Habits to Creativity_public
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Mentor women 10 07-2013-7 Habits to Creativity_public
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  1. 1. Entrepreneurship & Innovation Stavriana A. Kofteros
  2. 2. Startup Catalyst. Entrepreneurship Evangelist. • Curator Cyprus Startup Digest • Organizer Startup Live Cyprus • Organizer Cyprus Startup Weekend • F.M. Cypriot Enterprise Link Association • F.M. Startup Cyprus Initiative • Day Job: – Special Entrepreneurship & RDI Adviser Democratic Rally – Deputy Spokesperson Democratic Rally www.about.me/stavriana
  3. 3. What we need + • Holistic Understanding of E/I – Job CREATION – Culture, way of thinking • Geeks are cool! • Active integration in education – Entrepreneurship Development – Way of Thinking • Creativity  leads to innovation • Thinking outside the box (what box?) • Problem solving ability • Teamwork From Kindergarten!
  4. 4. Lets Creatively
  5. 5. Serious Fun. Seriously! Do you Speak Innovation?
  6. 6. Cyprus Dream Thank Goodness!
  7. 7. • Jobs of today • Will probably have nothing to do with jobs in the next decade • In 20 years… • So?
  8. 8. University of Phoenix Research: kids must enhance their cross cultural competencies and their social intelligence
  9. 9. BUT
  10. 10. Skills for a Lifetime • Open Mindness • Critical Thinking • Thinking outside the box • Creativity • Self Confidence • Socializing • Curiosity • … INNOVATION
  11. 11. Ingredients • Innovation Planet – We made the buttons on the screen look so good you’ll want to lick them – Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower • Talent in Team – They have to be really smart. But the real issue for me is, Are they going to fall in love with Apple? • Perseverance – We went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, ‘Hey, we don’t need you. You haven’t got through college yet Steve Jobs Chairman, Apple
  12. 12. CREATIVITY= INNOVATION? Creativity is thinking the big idea. Innovation is implementing the idea … by converting the idea into a profitable business.
  13. 13. Characteristics • Searching for new opportunities with passion • Go after opportunities with immense discipline • Go after only the best opportunities • Focus on implementation • Team
  14. 14. Development of Vital Skills • Analysis & Problem Solving Ability • Teamwork • Perseverance • Responsibility • Calculated Risk • Learning from Failure How?
  15. 15. Failure is an ally!
  16. 16. CREATIVITY & INNOVATION 7 Habits
  17. 17. 1. Persistence • Its not about the idea • Faith • Hard work • Vision • Laser Focus Invention / Innovation is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration
  18. 18. 2. Get over it! • “think outside the box” • Break the box sitting in your brain • Help your kids, friends, … break their box!
  19. 19. 3. Take a Risk, Make mistakes • Mistakes are an experiment • Failed, so What? • Its Knowledge I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work
  20. 20. 4. Idea in the Shower Phenomenon • Escape • Be calm. Calm invites acceptance in tapping into our creativity • Find your own creativity zone!
  21. 21. 5. Put It on paper! • Note it! Paint it! • Discover your own method to tap into the creative process
  22. 22. 6. Discover the motives • Ideas come from ideas • Edison was not the first to discover the lamp • He was the first to make them last longer Expose yourself to new ideas, search for motives, see how you can combine ideas to enhance an existing solution
  23. 23. 7. Curiosity • Be Curious! • Inquisitive • Look for alternative • Practice in seeing things differently • Ask a lot of questions • Challenge the norm or existing way
  24. 24. BE THE CHANGE. BE CRAZY.
  25. 25. Thank you @Stavriana_K skofteros@disy.org.cy www.about.me/stavriana

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