- How did TEDxBinnenhof | Ideas from Europe inspire your mission and/or event?
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Nicosia has for the past 1 – 1 ½ years working towards showcasing the Netherlands as a frontrunner in innovative entrepreneurship. In this context, we saw TEDxBinnenhof | Ideas from Europe as an opportunity on which we could build an event moving in that direction.
- What will your event look like?
We will be organising a panel discussion in the light of the general theme of TEDxBinnenhof 2016, which is innovative entrepreneurship. The event will kick off with the projection of a series of recordings from TEDxBinnenhof 2016. Then it will be our panelists’ turn, followed by a discussion and later on a networking reception.
We have opted for a small, but heterogeneous panel that will consist of a government representative, the CEO of a start-up currently participating in the World Startup Factory programme in The Hague, as well as an academic and director of a local accelerator to moderate the discussion.
- Who will be attending your event?
Our event is geared towards local stakeholders, its objective being to provide for networking opportunities and a platform for building partnerships between policy-makers, the private sector and academia. These Cypriot stakeholders have one thing in common: their role is key in fostering an entrepreneurial/start-up eco-system in Cyprus.
- What do you hope to achieve by organizing this event?
Our aim is to bring together local stakeholders from government as well as the business, entrepreneurship and start-up milieu in Cyprus, promoting at the same time innovative entrepreneurship and the Netherlands/The Hague as a hub therein.