Diogenis Business Incubator ~ Stavriana kofteros

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Diogenis Business Incubator ~ Stavriana kofteros

  1. 1. IEEE GOLD CY - LEARN STARTUP26/11/2012Stavriana A. KofterosCEO
  2. 2. Profile DIOGENES  Strategic ServicesFacilitate the  Mentoring  Coachingcreation of  Back Officeinnovative  Networkingstartups  Funding Access, Funds Sourcing
  3. 3. CHECKLIST Business Young / Women Lack of Capital (Seed, Venture Incubators, Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship Support Capital) Lack of start-up / spin-off hip Support Programs creation programs Offices, Accelerators Low Academic Innovative Start-ups, Micro-funding (LOANS!): Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Innovation JEREMIE, PROGRESS Lack of patenting/spinoff Programs , CyEC procedures and funding Research Centers, Extremely low research / Research Universities, innovation funds (0.45% ) world-class results Public – first Choice Changing Culture to Start-up Cyprus Open Coffee Cyprus, Cypriot Enterprise Link, Hack Cyprus, …etc
  4. 4. Public Sector
  5. 5. Make Your Future
  6. 6. Do you speak Startup? Serious Fun. Seriously!
  7. 7.  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
  8. 8. Passion of CEO is the single differentiator between doing ok and doing well
  9. 9.  Team up. Get co-founders. Evangelize idea. Get a great BoA, Mentors. Public speaking training. Pitch. Pitch. Pitch. Network. Network. Network .
  10. 10.  TALK.TO.THE.CUSTOMER. Write /Revise BP. Do Not Self - Fulfill (your) prophecies. There is always competition. Build the product fast. Test it. Fail Fast. Re-build. Retest. Get Traction. Lean Startup Methodology
  11. 11.  Co founders fight They cant build their initial spec No one will fund their idea Too few people buy/use the product Most startups fail from lack of customers not from failure of product development Steve Blank
  12. 12. Don’t fall in love with the technology. Fall in love with the customer
  13. 13. http://www.cycrete-mentor.eu/lms/… http://steveblank.com/books-for-startups/
  14. 14. http://www.cycrete-mentor.eu www.opencoffeecyprus.org www.diogenes-incubator.com http://startupdigest.com/cyprus
  15. 15. BETHECHANGE.BECRAZY.
  16. 16. Thank youskofteros@diogenes.com.cy

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