[16 Jan] Starting Up in China 创业在中国: A Cypriot Perspective 塞岛人的视角

Starting Up in China: A Cypriot Perspective

How can you build a community organization from scratch and collaborate with global organizations such as LinkedIn and Standard & Poor's?
What skills do you need to succeed in a globalized workplace? 
How can you start creating a positive social impact to your local and extended community today? 
Join us this Thursday and learn about the unique adventures and experiences of a Cypriot in China.


When: Thursday January 16th 17:00 - 18:30

Where: LRC 012 - Learning Resource Centre UCY Library "Stelios Ioannou"

Language: English



  • Centre for Entrepreneurship

  • The Confucius Institute at the University of Cyprus

  • Όμιλος Επιχειρηματικότητας και Καινοτομίας - Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου 



Petros Djakouris, Curator & Co-founder at BeHive

Petros studied Economics at Nottingham University in the UK, has been in China for four years and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese. After working with tech startups and corporates in Beijing, London, and Nicosia, he founded BeHive, a professional development platform that helps college students and young professionals become better communicators and culturally agile in today's constantly changing workplace. They have enabled so far more than 6000 young professionals and returnees to develop skills through 65 workshops and job fairs and work with universities and companies such as LinkedIn and S&P. Petros has served in the Special Forces as a Sergeant Major and has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper. As an avid supporter of youth empowerment, entrepreneurship, and personal development, he is a mentor at Startup Grind, the biggest startup community in the world.

Special Guest: Luwen Zhang, UCY MBA Alumna
Luwen comes from China and has studied, worked and lived in Cyprus for 7 years. She studied Accounting at the University of Nicosia and completed her MBA at the University of Cyprus. Luwen recently qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) and is currently working at one of the Big 4 accounting firms in Cyprus. Luwen focuses at assisting international clients set up, operate and restructure their businesses in Cyprus.

RVSP until January 15th 2020 at: here or


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