The Entrepreneurial Mindset

Building Performance Simulation


Course Summary

The course will explore how an Entrepreneur’s mind works and what it takes to start a company. A range of topics will be covered, including why Entrepreneurs are crucial both to the society and the economy, what should be included in a Business Plan and how to build one, as well as Communication and Pitching techniques.

Participants will also have the opportunity to speak with a visitor serial entrepreneur to exchange ideas and opinions and pick on his brain.

Please note that the last lecture will have the form of an Entrepreneurial Stories session, during which four speakers will share their inspirational stories. More specifically, one entrepreneur who has already achieved success will share his journey, including the challenges they faced, how they overcame obstacles and emerged victorious. Another aspiring entrepreneur who is on the verge of registering their spin-off company will share their vision, their innovative solutions, and their inspiring spirit. In addition, two stakeholders who have supported these trailblazers on their journey providing the necessary resources, guidance, and encouragement will provide their insights.

The speakers in this session are:

  • 14:00 – 14:45 Mr Athanasios Koutoupas – PhD Candidate at the STARC and the champion of ARTES
  • 15:00 – 15:45 Ms Margarita Kyprianou - Innovation Manager at Cyprus Seeds
  • 16:00 – 16:45 Dr Celia Hadjichristodoulou - Founder and Managing Director of GrantXpert
  • 17:00 – 17:45 Ms Karen Golmer – Former Innovation Manager of the MIT Deshpande Centre

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what traits an Entrepreneur has and how you can develop them
  • Learn what you need to start a company
  • Learn how to create a Business plan and how to communicate your business idea effectively
For more information on the course, please see the Course Handbook.


Course Instructors

Natalie Kafantari

Natalie Kafantari

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Tel: +357 22 397 518

Constantinos Kritiotis

Constantinos Kritiotis

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Tel: +357 22 397 596



Course Timetable

Lecture  Date Time Venue
1st Tuesday, 28/11/2023 14:00 - 18:00 Online
2nd Friday, 01/12/2023 14:00 - 18:00 Online
3rd Thursday, 07/12/2023 10:00 - 14:00 Online
4th Friday, 15/12/2023 14:00 - 18:00 Online



Please fill in the Registration Form by Monday 27/11/2023.



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