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StartUps 4 Peace – Competition & mini- acceleration programme


Startups4Peace (Su4P) is a competition and mini-acceleration programme co-funded by the Embassy of Finland and the European Union within the scope of the Innovative Entrepreneurship project, implemented by NI-CO. The programme is delivered in partnership with CYENS, Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce.

We aim to encourage innovative startup entrepreneurship with intercommunal vision in Cyprus, to bring together and increase contacts between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities and support entrepreneurs in developing their businesses.

Su4P will provide much needed support to new and fledgling businesses through the delivery of;

•  Expert support in application preparation phase.
•  Opportunity for networking across Cyprus.
•  Access to the EU Incubator Hive.
•  Series of workshops as part of two residential bootcamps;
•  “One-to-one” mentoring sessions depending on the needs of the startups;
•  “Market discovery” opportunity for professional development of each startup, and;
•  A “Pitching battle” where startups will compete with their business ideas to impress an independent jury which is formed of business professionals.

The winners of the Pitching Battle get chance to attend the legendary startup event, SLUSH, in Helsinki, Finland.

  • Download the guidelines for Su4P 2023 HERE
  • Submit your application for Su4P 2023 HERE

Up to 16 startups/entrepreneurs will be given chance to participate at the programme after a competitive evaluation process.

Up to two individuals can represent a startup at the bootcamps and mentoring sessions and the representative of the startup at the pitching battle must participate at the bootcamps and be actively involved in the programme.

The language of the programme will be in English.

Applicants are requested to submit the Application form which can be accessed online by clicking on this link.

Startups4peace circular 2023