In April 2017, ‘Guardian Angel’ was awarded participation in the IDEA incubator program, the first integrated accelerator/incubator program in Cyprus. (www.ideacy.net)
Bank of Cyprus and the Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM) have partnered up to develop IDEA- Innovate.Develop.Excel.Accomplish, which is a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative. The 9-month program aims to facilitate the creation of innovative sustainable start-ups with a global outlook, whilst contributing in the further development of the Cypriot entrepreneurship ecosystem.
As a resident team of the IDEA program, ‘Guardian Angel’ enjoys a wide array of privileges, which among others include:
- Mentoring and specialized consulting services, from international experts in the fields of innovation, start-ups, business, industry, finance, marketing, legal and academia;
- Networking, through introduction to other incubator programs and international high profile investors; and
- Seed capital.
‘Guardian Angel’ has been one of the successful teams to progress to the final stage of the IDEA program. Even though the program officially ends in December 2017, the partnership and collaboration between ‘Guardian Angel’ and IDEA shall remain strong throughout the project lifecycle.