– Ionas Iona, CEO, JoinMyWifi
Testimonials from existing startups
”We are very honored and proud that we are part of IDEA! There is so much I could say... from mentorship and consulting to networking and perpetual support, they gave us more than we expected. To sum it up in one sentence: It is THE place to be for any startup in Cyprus. I hope you keep up this amazing initiative for many years to come because your input in the Cyprus startup ecosystem is invaluable.
”Being in the fast-growing global startup ecosystem you have to face and overcome various obstacles to succeed. There is a huge learning curve on wearing multiple hats at a time. You have to learn how to deal with business matters, marketing, financing and so on. As co-founders, we had to face those obstacles first hand, since we entered IDEA as two computer scientists without any previous business-related expertice. IDEA helped us minimize that startup learning curve as much as possible. We had the chance to meet and collaborate with great and knowledgable people that brought only value at Meera.
– Kyriakos Kyriakou, Vice-President and CTO, Meera
”Participating in the IDEA startup accelerator has been an amazing experience and an incredible journey. The intensive business training and support that IDEA offers is top quality and something that any young entrepreneur would benefit greatly from. Plus getting access to proper offices from day one was something that really helped us operate in a more professional environment and grow much faster. If you have an IDEA and the determination to turn it into a business, I would definitely recommend applying to IDEA.
– Stella Zapiti, Founder & CEO, Activitygogo
”IDEA can help you to get from an individual person who has an idea to a businessman who can manage a startup company. They give you the foundations needed to be able to work through obstacles that you might face in the future. You meet a lot of people who are in the business world for years and they give you knowledge that they acquired through those years. IDEA is a place where you can meet different kinds of people, some of them you can cooperate and some of them can provide you with knowledge. It is something that I recommend doing not just for the knowledge but for the experience too.
-Thanasis Charalambous, Co-Founder and CEO/Secretary of ForPeople TM
”Idea has offered us the opportunity to learn many important things and how to make an idea into reality. The training with experienced mentors and coaches gave us the knowledge and all the necessary steps that we have to do in order to have a viable business. With their partners in Cyprus and other countries they made us see the bigger picture and meet with other ecosystem.
So if you want to get into the startup “game” with an innovative idea the IDEA team will guide you towards a good start.
-Marios Frixou, Co-Founder and COO of ForPeople TM
”Attending IdeaCy is by far the most important decision we have ever taken as a startup. It truly is an accelerator. Clearly our company would have never reached this level in terms of expertise, knowledge and skills without the push and guidance of the wonderful people at IdeaCy. We came in with a “prototype” and ended up with a business. We owe a lot to them and hope to make them proud.
-Alexis Georgiou, Co-Founder and CEO of Atokes
”IDEA has been a pivot point for our efforts to develop our startup, pun intended. Guest speakers provided us with insights from different industries and workarounds for the hurdles faced when starting a company. Additionally, mentoring sessions gave us guidance for our progress and valuable feedback for our pitches. Keep doing what you are doing!
– Andreas Tzionis, CEO, Teembly
”Entrepreneurship is full of ups and downs and it has been extremely valuable being in such a great startup hub as IDEA. Working hard to grow our startup, Yumbles, alongside like-minded startup founders with bags of positive energy in a cool space has been fantastic and everyone benefits from each other’s experience as well as all the plenty of training and networking opportunities that IDEA offers.
I am confident IDEA will keep going from strength to strength and continue to have an enormous positive impact on the young startup ecosystem in Cyprus
– Simos Kitiris, CEO, Yumbles
”Being a part of IDEA has been a critical asset to us in terms of strategy, networking and company growth. We strongly suggest to every entrepreneurial spirit out there, to apply for the program.
– Chrysanthos Prodromou, Lead Engineering, Ppissis
”If I could describe IDEA with just a few words, i would say that, it's the place where ideas transform into businesses! Individuals become ready to enter and win a share of the market trough workshops, classes, network and constant guidance. IDEA provides a friendly environment, with the permanent value of helping and supporting one another.
– Konstantinos Pantazis, CEO, GenuIn
”Working along with IDEA mentors and teams has been a great experience. Amazing environment, full of people who really care in creating a better world through Start-Ups. Keep on.
– Donna Kaparti, CEO, Green Kid
”We are so proud of being part of IDEA's family. We gained so much experience from the constant mentoring, seminars and the networking provided for us there. Highly recommended for anyone who has an innovative idea and wants to transform it into a successful company
– Marios Podinas, COO, Gnous Labs
”Being a part of IDEA opens up the horizon for every startup. If sky is the limit, IDEA helps you get on the freaking spaceship.
– George Tziaza, CEO of Ascanio Entertainment
”IDEA is more than we expected. Training and mentoring is beyond everything and we got answers for our needs. Networking and brainstorming is crucial to making our idea into a business. I have already suggested to friends’ startups to apply.
– Varnavas Timotheou, CEO, Hegemonic Project
”IDEA for us has been where we felt hope that we can actually move forward and launch our company. I consider this a unique space full of inspiration, a must for all serious entrepreneurs and we want to encourage new teams to apply! It is an amazing experience, full of absolutely wonderful people eager to help you and guide you!
– Maria Lavithi, CEO, MyBook Heroes