Startups4Peace was a competition and mini acceleration programme co-funded by the Embassy of Finland and the Innovative Entrepreneurship project, implemented by NI-CO and funded by the European Union.
The programme was in partnership with CYENS Centre of Excellence, Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce.
The main aim of the competition is to encourage innovative startup entrepreneurship with intercommunal vision in Cyprus, to bring together and increase contacts between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot startup communities and support young entrepreneurs in developing their businesses
The team had managed to make it through to the finals of the programme and participate in the Start-up Bootcamps provided by the competition organizers, where a more hands-on approach was administered and greatly benefited the team for the next stage of the competition.
Of the many entrants to the programme, 11 startups had submitted their pitch in the final phase of the competition. Caretta Robotics achieved first place, winning the first place prize money and attendance to the startup event SLUSH in Helsinki , Finland on 1-2 December 2021.
The team would like to thank the organizations responsible for hosting and overseeing this programme, and to congratulate the other finalists on their achievements.