[Dec. 09] Event: 1st Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum - "Bootstrapping our Ecosystem"



The 1st Annual Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum, organized by the Centre for Entrepreneurship (C4E) and PwC Cyprus

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10:00 - 10:30 Registration
10:30 - 10:35 Introduction

Professor Marios D. Dikaiakos

Director - Centre for Entrepreneurship (C4E)

10:35 - 10:40 Opening Remarks

Professor Constantinos Christophides

Rector - University of Cyprus

10:40 - 10:45 Opening Remarks

Mr Evgenios Evgeniou

CEO PwC Cyprus

10:45 - 11:20 The Business of Tech Innovation

Mr Ehud Levy

Canaan Partners, Israel

11:20 - 11:55 Strategies for Small Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Mr. Aristos Doxiades

Openfund, Greece

11:55 - 12:25 Coffee Break
12:25 - 13:00 Believe, It can be Done

Dr. Harry Hatzakis

Founder and CEO of Biotronics3D, UK

13:00 - 13:45 Panel Discussion

Mr. Evgenios Evgeniou

CEO PwC Cyprus

13:45 - 13:50 Closing Remarks

Professor Marios D. Dikaiakos

Director - Centre for Entrepreneurship (C4E)

13:50 - 15:00 Poster Session and Cocktails


About the Speakers

Ehud  Levy

Ehud Levy - “The Business of Tech Innovation”

Ehud has more than two decades of expertise in the high-tech industry as an entrepreneur, investor and operator. Ehud was a Managing Partner at Vertex VC. Ehud was the first to lead the investment and to identify Waze (acquired by Google for over $1 Billion) as a bright star from its start. Previously, Ehud served as Chairman and CEO of Ki-Bi Mobile Technologies. He led the business to its commercial success, an IPO in London, and eventual acquisition. At Telegate, where he was responsible for a restructuring plan that lead to the acquisition of the company for over US$400 million. Prior to Telegate, Ehud was a private equity investor and investment banker in New York and Tel Aviv.


DoxiadisAristos Doxiadis - "Strategies for Small Entrepreneurial Ecosystems”

Aristos Doxiadis is General Partner at Openfund, an early-stage technology fund based in Athens. He is a pioneer of private equity in Greece, with 20 years of experience in many industries, from banking software to table grapes. Openfund is a leader in the startup ecosystem, having invested in the most dynamic recent ventures coming out of Greece. Recently he has been researching and writing on the institutional and cultural determinants of the Greek economy. Aristos’ earlier experience includes working on anti-poverty programs for the EU Commission, planning industrial policy for the Greek government, and managing consulting and auditing companies.



Dr Harry Hatzakis - "Believe, it can be done!” 

Harry Hatzakis is a self-declared nerd, with profound thirst for technology innovation. He has founded and co-founded a number of companies trying to create a “controlled” workbench for his crazy ideas and “what-if” scenaria. Some of those crazy ideas resonated with a big part of the market and have managed to build commercial success out of it. Harry states that “It is extraordinary how much you can push the boundaries of innovation if you lose your ability to sleep at nights; an experience that I feel very privileged to be part of, and I wouldn’t change it for anything”. Harry studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Thessaloniki, did his PhD at Imperial College. He is the CEO and founder of Biotronics3D and is an NED for a number of SME technology companies. He is Entrepreneur in Residence at the Coventry University and Visiting Entrepreneur at the University of Greenwich.




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