Full house at Li­mas­sol Fin­tech fo­rum for star­tups

Financial Mirror (Cyprus) - - FRONT PAGE -

In a full au­di­to­rium at the Cyprus Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy, more than 150 par­tic­i­pants joined the Li­mas­sol Fin­tech Fo­rum last week which was coor­gan­ised by Deloitte and Dis­rupt Cyprus, in the con­text of Startup Europe Week.

The event was a mix of pre­sen­ta­tions from prom­i­nent speak­ers from a wide range of back­grounds, who cov­ered top­ics rel­e­vant to star­tups, fol­lowed by a panel dis­cus­sion with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of fin­tech spe­cial­ists.

Among the speak­ers were Christophoros Tzirtzipis – Co-Founder of Startup Cyprus and CEO - Founder of Diy­ful, An­ge­liki Solomonidou, the Di­rec­tor and Co-Founder of Kalys So­lu­tions, Mon­ica Ioan­nidou Polemi­tis, Se­nior Man­ager of Deloitte’s In­no­va­tion and En­trepreneur­ship Cen­tre, Yian­nis Liveris, the Man­ager of IDEA Pro­gramme in Nicosia, Kon­stanti­nos So­te­riou and Ste­fanos Christo­forou the co-founders of Pred­iti, Yian­nis Menelaou, the co­founder and Fin­tech Editor at Dis­rup­tCyprus.com, Demetrios Pogkas, jour­nal­ist and Phanos Pi­tiris, Startup and In­no­va­tion Ex­pert.

In his wel­come ad­dress, Ni­cos Kyr­i­akides, Head of Fi­nan­cial Ad­vi­sory Ser­vices of Deloitte, ex­pressed the need to ex­plore the global chal­lenges and fin­tech op­por­tu­ni­ties that lie ahead of our Cypriot startup com­pa­nies and the in­no­va­tion ecosys­tem and hoped that it con­trib­uted to bring­ing the par­tic­i­pants a step fur­ther to­wards un­der­stand­ing how they can achieve a fin­tech cul­ture in our Startup Ecosys­tem.

The event was spon­sored by Bank of Cyprus and sup­ported by the Cyprus Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy, which pro­vided the venue.

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