Stand out in digital entrepreneurship! Open Coffee Cyprus returns with the support of MTN

Posted on: June 11, 2015


Open Coffee Cyprus, the well-known communication platform of the startup, business and technological community of Cyprus, will take place on the 11th of June with the support of MTN! Startup entrepreneurship meets, networks and welcomes Cypriot startups on the stage of the Amphitheatre of Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, 86-90 at Phaneromeni, 1011 Nicosia, at 18:00.

Entrance to Open Coffee Cyprus will be free for all and the topic will be “Become Outlier”, bringing on stage speakers who act in any situation, stand out in the digital environment and innovate with their ideas in the world of digital entrepreneurship. The speakers will describe how startup entrepreneurs in the digital era can reduce risks, think out of the box and continue practicing their business, by acting radically.

The international speakers are:

Mark Tuttle

CEO of Cryptografx Security Solutions with previous experience in collaborating with giants like Hewlett-Packard, Apple Computer, Nextel, Lucent Technologies, Yahoo! and Philips. Mark also participates in Pioneers Festival, which takes place every year at the Imperial Palace in Vienna, with more than 2.500 participations. It is one of the largest startup events in Europe, supporting young entrepreneurs with valuable knowledge, experiences, insider’s tips and contacts with investors, so that they can take the next step with their startups. 

Paolo Borella

He is the CEO of AppCampus and co-founder of a startup accelerator, named Vertical Accelerator. He is also a mentor at the Startupbootcamp, as well as a consultant at UBI Global training program.


At the Open Coffee Cyprus, Cypriot speakers will also be participating and from its stage, they will present the new IDEA accelerator, as well as the Startup Live Cyprus event. MTN will also be announcing the innovative MTN Innovation Challenge competition that will take place for the second consistent year, offering startups total prizes of 35.000 euro.

The Arachnobeea project will also be presented. This is the application that won NASA Space Apps Challenge, which is the biggest competition in the world regarding the development of space applications. In the second half of the event, Erato Aristotelous will be presenting talktokkie from the Open Coffee Cyprus stage, talking about her experience in trying to develop a startup abroad, while a representative of Startup Cyprus will also be sharing the team’s vision with the public.

Open Coffee Cyprus always enjoys the support of MTN. MTN was the first to believe in the unlimited potential of young Cypriot entrepreneurs, supporting a series of initiatives for the technological community and startups with platforms such as Open Coffee Cyprus, STARTup LiVE Cyprus, the first pan-european three-day event for the training of young entrepreneurs and Startup Weekend Cyprus, the biggest international event which aims to promote startups in Cyprus. MTN also organizes the innovative MTN Innovation Challenge competition.

MTN always gives you more: it paves the way to the digital era for the new generation of Cyprus.