NICOSIA, Cyprus, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
The Cypriot Enterprise Link (CEL), a youth-led organisation focused on supporting local start up talent and innovation, is proud to announce its latest event, Insights Conference, which is taking place on 28th-29th March 2015 at the Filoxenia Conference Centre in Nicosia, Cyprus.
The conference is already creating a huge buzz in the local start up community and beyond. This is the second instalment of Insights, which was a hugely successful initiative in September 2013. Inspired by the success and overwhelmingly positive feedback from the last Insights conference, which had over 400 attendees and was sponsored by Yahoo Developer's and Amazon Web Services, this time the team has come back with a bigger and better event.
With over 30 speakers from all over the world (UK, USA, Israel, France, Sweden, Greece and Cyprus) the two-day conference will be providing a number of keynote talks, debates and discussions from leading companies such as Braintree, StreetHub, Prozone Sports, Onefinestay and Accredible.
The event includes in-depth workshops covering topics as varied as user testing, API integration, IP protection and search engine optimisation as well as skills labs covering business model canvas and raising funding, and discussion panels on design and internationalisation of business.
The conference is split into themes of Innovation/Industry Disruption, Entrepreneurial Environments, Start Up World in recognition of the areas that are key to start ups. There will also be an exhibition with digitally-enabled start ups showcasing some of the technological entrepreneurship success stories and allowing networking for this key community.
Partners who are supporting the event are Braintree, PwC, Kathimerini, Toyota and MAD TV.
The organisers from CEL have been actively promoting entrepreneurship in Cyprus over the last few years. As part of a wider effort to spur innovation, creativity and technological entrepreneurship in Cyprus, CEL launched the first major technology and startup event, Hack Cyprus, in Cyprus back in September 2013. They also organised the first ever hackathon in Cyprus also in 2012, which brought over 80 people together for a 32-hour marathon coding session and was the driving force behind Code Schools which are now operating on the island, encouraging school children to embrace technology and coding skills which will be vital in future job opportunities.
Speaking on behalf of the organisers, Michalis Strouthos says: "Insights 2015 is designed to address three major pain points within the current ecosystem in Cyprus - education, creativity and experience. The conference will provide start ups and entrepreneurs with two full days of workshops and talks by experienced founders and experts from various fields, ultimately providing the knowledge and inspiration the audience requires in order to forge ahead with their business ideas."
Promising 23.5 hours of talks, workshops, panel discussions and unlimited coffee, the registrations are already coming in thick and fast and organisers are expecting a large turnout.
Another member of the organizing team, Angelos Perdios, explains: "Events such as Insights are key to kickstarting innovation and entrepreneurship, and are designed to provide support and accelerate start up efforts. This is particularly important now in Cyprus where we have high youth unemployment and job opportunities are scarce, so this is a great time for new ideas and entrepreneurship. We are very excited about this year's agenda and the huge interest in attendance and we look forward to an inspiring and educational weekend!"
Insights 2015 is taking place on 28th-29th March 2015 at the Filoxenia Conference Centre in Nicosia, Cyprus. For more information on the agenda as well as information on tickets, travel and venue, visit http://www.insightscon.com.
About Cypriot Enterprise Link (CEL)
The Cypriot Enterprise Link (CEL) is a youth-led organization aimed to connect and support the Cypriot entrepreneurial talent. For more information visit http://projectcel.com
SOURCE Cypriot Enterprise Link