Startup Europe Week Nicosia 2019 Event Highlights

HJS Insurance, the official Startup Europe Week Co-Organizer, successfully organized another edition of the Startup Europe Week in Nicosia, with the support of our esteemed partners.

The conference was dedicated to all the entrepreneurs who are striving to improve the state of our community.

A big thank you to our speakers:

  • Andreas Hadjisofocleous, SEW19 Co-Organizer, Director HJS Insurance Agents & Consultants
  • George Boustras, Dean of the School of Business Administration
  • Christos Nicolaides, Director IHE Innovative Business Services
  • Natasa Christou, PhD, Director Fab Lab Cy, Architect, RIBA II, Founder Telalis
  • Burak Berk Doluay, Co-founder CyprusInno
  • Grace Ng, Cofounder, Javelin and Lean Startup Machine, Investment Partner, Lean Venture Partner
  • Maria Markidou Georgiadou, Managing Director Cyprus Seeds
  • Monica Ioannidou Polemitis, Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Centre at Deloitte and Director of ARIS A Really Inspiring Space
  • Panayiotis Philimis, Founder and CEO of CyRIC & Gravity Ventures Incubator
  • Pangratios Vanezis, Board Member KPMG Cyprus & Leader KPMG Enterprise & Startups
  • Simona Mihai Yiannaki, PhD, Deputy Dean School of Business & Director EUC-PEAK Innovation Center

Credits to our sponsors the European University Cyprus PEAK Center and gratitude to our startup supporters Cyprus Seeds, KPMG Cyprus, Javelin, Global Shapers Nicosia.


Participation at the World Economic Forum’s 12th Annual Meeting of the New Champions

Our Director, Andreas Hadjisofocleous, represented Cyprus and HJS Insurance at the World Economic Forum’s 12th Annual Meeting of the New Champions (Summer Davos) in Tianjin, China, the world’s foremost gathering on innovation, science and technology.

Andreas participated in several sessions on smart cities, entrepreneurship and new technologies. Moreover, he had the opportunity to attend sessions and meet with entrepreneurs, business people, academics and influencers from all over world including Jack Ma – the founder of Alibaba, the Director of CERN and the Premier of China among others.

At HJS Insurance we believe in life-long learning and we actively empower our people to attend conferences and trainings in order to expand their knowledge through unique experiences. We believe that Knowledge is power, join our movement!


Πρόσκληση – Invitation Startup Europe Week 18 ~ Blockchain

*English Follows*

Θέμα: Η Τέταρτη Βιομηχανική Επανάσταση: Πώς η τεχνολογία του Blockchain και τα Κρυπτογραφικά νομίσματα αλλάζουν τη ζωή μας



Το Startup Europe Week (SEW) είναι ένα κίνημα του οποίου σκοπός είναι να βοηθήσει επιχειρηματίες σε όλο τον κόσμο να εξελιχθούν και να πετύχουν, μέσα από μια σειρά τοπικών εκδηλώσεων που τους ενημερώνουν για τη διαθέσιμη στήριξη από την οποία μπορούν να επωφεληθούν.

Σας προσκαλούμε να συμμετέχετε στην εκδήλωση Startup Europe Week 18 NicosiaBlockchain & Cryptos που συνδιοργανώνεται από την HJS Insurance και τους Global Shapers Nicosia με την αρωγή του Πανεπιστημίου Λευκωσίας (UNIC), του πρώτου πανεπιστημίου παγκοσμίως που προσφέρει εκπαίδευση για την τεχνολογία Blockchain.

Σας περιμένουμε για να εξερευνήσουμε μαζί την Τεχνολογία Blockchain και τα κρυπτογραφικά νομίσματα – Πώς η τεχνολογία του Blockchain αλλάζει τη ζωή μας, πώς να αγοράσουμε και να αποθηκεύσουμε Κρυπτογραφικά νομίσματα, τι είναι τα ICOs και ποιες οι συνέπειες για την Κύπρο.

Πότε: Τετάρτη, 7 Μαρτίου 2018
Ώρα: 17.30-20.30
Χώρος: Πανεπιστήμιο Λευκωσίας, Αμφιθέατρο Unesco– Δίπλα στο εστιατόριο UNIC (ισόγειο), Μακεδονιτίσσης 46, Λευκωσία 2417

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Γλώσσα εκδήλωσης: Αγγλικά
Είσοδος: Ελεύθερη

Επίσημοι Συνδιοργανωτές SEW18 Nicosia:
HJS Insurance Consultants:

Global Shapers Community Nicosia

Χορηγός: Decentralized Nicosia Chapter (Πανεπιστήμιο Λευκωσίας)

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Startup Europe Week Nicosia – Blockchain & Cryptos

Theme: The Fourth Industrial Revolution: How Blockchain Technology and Crypto Currencies are Disrupting our Life



Startup Europe Week (SEW) is a movement whose goal is to help entrepreneurs grow and thrive all over the world, through a series of locally focused events that show entrepreneurs what support is available at their particular city and regional level.

We invite you to attend the Startup Europe Week 18 Nicosia – Blockchain & Cryptos Event co-organized by HJS Insurance & Global Shapers Nicosia and powered by the University of Nicosia (UNIC), the first university in the world for Blockchain Education.

Join us to learn everything about the Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies – How the Blockchain technology is disrupting our life, how to buy & store Crypto currencies, what are ICO’s and what are the implications for Cyprus.

When: Wednesday, 7th of March 2018
Time: 17.30-20.30
Where: University of Nicosia Unesco Theatre – Next to the UNIC Restaurant (Ground Floor), Makedonitissis 46, Nicosia 2417

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Language of the Event: English
Entrance: Free

SEW18 Nicosia Official Co-Organizers:
HJS Insurance Consultants:

Global Shapers Community Nicosia

Powered by: Decentralized Nicosia Chapter (University of Nicosia)

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Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) Fellowship

Our Director, Andreas Hadjisofocleous, has been selected as 1 of 100 Young Innovation Leaders in Europe to be awarded the Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) Fellowship, a program of the U.S. Department of State in partnership with The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF).

“YTILI empowers young European entrepreneurs and innovators with the tools, networks, and resources they need to grow their enterprises and contribute more fully to economic development and job creation, security, and good governance in the region”.

Fellows will use the tools and knowledge they gain through the program to grow their business and improve the state of their communities.

Official Visit to the Department of State – Washington DC


Discussing Entrepreneurship and the Transatlantic Relationship at the Department of State