Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus

by SocialTech Lab
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Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Building Peace Through Entrepreneurship in Cyprus

Summary

SocialTech Lab's CyprusInno transformed by hand a 4-part military container which we call The Base by CyprusInno, the first space of its kind in the world located in a Buffer Zone that combines the elements of a coworking, innovation center, studio, & accelerator/incubator. This fundraiser helps to sustain our yearly operations necessary to continue scaling for impact and allows us to train, accelerate, and incubate startups from our divided communities to build peace through entrepreneurship.

$29,688
total goal
$23,200
remaining
50
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years

Challenge

Cyprus has been divided for nearly 50 years, leaving young Cypriots uncertain about the future of their country and the economic benefits of a united island largely untapped. The island's Buffer Zone (i.e., "Demilitarized Zone" "Green Line") offers an opportunity for both communities across the divide to meet & interact, which opens the door to economic collaboration. However, this area is mostly a "dead zone" and has little to no infrastructure to promote and support innovation and partnership.

Solution

In Europe's last divided capital, and in the volatile region of The Levant, we've established a peaceful, stable, engaging, and interactive space that maximizes dialogue and cooperation via entrepreneurship and innovation. From The Base, we strive to transform this dead zone into an innovation zone by operating a "base" for Greek- and Turkish-Cypriots to co-work and collaborate, build and launch their ideas/startups through a social impact accelerator, access mentors, build a network, and more.

Long-Term Impact

Cyprus has the potential to serve as a model for peace, stability, and prosperity across our region. We'll help train, mentor, and accelerate at 20+ social impact startups (40-60 Greek & Turkish-Cypriot founders) with ideas that tackle social & environmental issues in Cyprus and abroad via the SDGs, and support hundreds more. Collaboration via business creates economic ties between our divided communities, which builds trust & peace. This model that can be replicated in other conflict regions.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

SocialTech Lab

Location: Egkomi, Nicosia - Cyprus
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @cyprusInno
Project Leader:
Steven Stavrou
Nicosia , Nicosia Cyprus
$6,488 raised of $29,688 goal
 
67 donations
$23,200 to go
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