insights 2016

Stavriana Kofteros

Cofounder Startup Cyprus


Startup Catalyst. Stavriana is the Cofounder of Startup Cyprus, Cofounder of the European Startup Network,Director of the Founder Institute Cyprus Chapter,Curator of Cyprus Startup Digest, Organizer of Startup Live Cyprus, Startup Weekend Cyprus, Cofounder ofStartup Academy, Mentor of Pioneers Festival, National Coordinator for the Startup Manifesto Policy Tracker, Board Member of the Research Promotion Foundation,Advisory Board Member of the European University Cyprus Business School, Entrepreneurship MBALecturer, , and member of Allied for Startups. She is the lead author of the Cyprus Startup Manifesto adopted in the National Policy Statement on Entrepreneurship and a member of the Policy Statement’s Implementation Committee.

She is experienced in senior management positions in telecoms, startup support and incubation. She is the Deputy Press Secretary and Special Entrepreneurship Adviser of Democratic Rally, the ruling Party in Cyprus and an active advocator for enabling policies to enhance the Cyprus and European startup ecosystem and drive entrepreneurial growth.

Stavriana is primarily a connector, helping startups by working with them on strategy, operations, UX and partnerships. She advises startups and is on the advisory board of a VC fund.