Startup Europe Week 2016 Limassol
DisruptCyprus.com and Deloitte are organising the Startup Europe Week Limassol FinTech Forum: Now and the Future.
Through a combination of presentations and a panel discussion, the forum will bring together industry leaders, policy makers, startups and experts to explore the disruptive forces that are shaping the financial sector into the future and discuss where opportunities lie.
The first part of the event presentations will focus in the Cyprus Startup Ecosystem and how entrepreneurs can get help to start their own company. The second part is a panel discussion to explore global FinTech opportunities for Cypriot corporations and startup companies as well as the research and innovation ecosystem.
Topics to be discussed in the panel discussion include: how are banks and other traditional players navigating this transformed landscape? Are they ready to embrace change and adapt? What are key challenges and opportunities that the new digital age brings? How we develop a FinTech culture in the startup ecosystem?
The event is organized in the context of Startup Europe Week, an initiative which has been created to foster entrepreneurship locally across 40+ countries and 200+ regions, given that regional diversity and local policy making play a big role in shaping European startups.
I'm joining Startup Europe Week 2016 Limassol via Skype at 20.20 to present the landscape of FinTech in Greece, the opportunities arising and possible synergies that could be developed between the two ecosystems.
Startup Europe Week Limassol: Fintech Forum Agenda
18:30 – 19:00: Part Ι - Registration
19:00 – 19:10: Part II - Welcome Remarks
Andreas Anayiotos - Rector of Cyprus University of Technology
Nicos S. Kyriakides - Member of the Board of Directors of Deloitte Limited / Head of Financial Advisory Services
19:10 – 20:10: Part III - SEW & Cyprus Startups Presentations
19:10 – 19:20 Startup Europe Week Video/ Presentation
Speaker: Vasilisa Nosova - DisruptCyprus.com Ambassador
19:20 – 19:30 Cyprus Startup Ecosystem: State of Play
Speaker: Christophoros N. Tzirtzipis - Co Founder Startup Cyprus / CEO - Founder Diyful
19:30 – 19:40 Startups and Funding Opportunities
Speaker: Angeliki Solomonidou – Director / Co Founder Kalys Solutions
19:40 – 19:50 Open data as a driver for innovation
Speaker: Monica Ioannidou Polemitis - Senior manager, Deloitte Innovation and Entrepreneurship centre
19:50 – 20:00 IDEA - The Cypriot Accelerator/Incubator Hybrid
Speaker: Yiannis Liveris - Manager IDEA Programme, Nicosia
20:00 – 20:10 Prediti: A Cypriot startup which inspires consumers purchasing decisions with instore location intelligence
Speakers: Konstantinos Soteriou and Stefanos Christoforou
20:10 – 21:30 Part IV: FINTECH Forum
20:10 - 20:20 FinTech in Cyprus and Trends
Speaker: Yiannis Menelaou – Co Founder / Fintech Editor at DisruptCyprus.com
20:20 – 20: 30 The FinTech opportunity for Greece (via Skype)
Speaker: Demetrios Pogkas – Journalist / Startups, Business, Tech, Data
20:30 – 20:40 The State of FinTech
Speaker: Phanos Pitiris – Startup & Innovation Expert
20:40 – 21:20 FINTECH Panel Discussion – Q & A
Moderator: Peter Lazou - FinTech Expert – Creative Ideator & Entrepreneur
- Phanos Pitiris , Startup & Innovation Expert
- Hans-Peter Gier, FinTech Entrepreneur & Banking System Expert / Founder & CEO of Search Concepts
- Panayiotis Nicolaou, CEO of AFXants
- Andreas Zarifis, CEO of Vibefin Technologies
21:20 – 22:30 Part V: Networking and Reception
The event is free but registration is needed at: https://www.amiando.com/sew-limassol.html. You can find more information at: http://disruptcyprus.com/startups/23-startup-news/546-startup-europe-week-limassol-fintech-forum.