Students are divided at random into teams of 5, and the teams are divided in a way where those from the same schools are not grouped together. All teams are presented with the same hypothetical challenge and are given the goal of finding a creative and innovative business solution to the challenge presented.
Teams work a laptop and are provided with a flash drive that contained templates for a PowerPoint Presentation; they had a specific amount of time to develop a presentation to illustrate each team’s proposed solution. As they prepare their presentation, they have access to business volunteers that help them think through their ideas and develop an achievable and realistic solution to the challenge.
Teams need to apply their entrepreneurial thinking to arrive at their final solutions before making presentations in front of a panel of judges. The panel selects the top solutions and announces winners for the first, second, and third place.
The programme is supported by the British High Commission and then winners of each year have the chance to travel abroad to take part in entrepreneurial programmes.
How can I participate in this?
If you are a student age 15-18 years old, studying in Cyprus and want to take part in this programme, please contact your school.
If you are a teacher or headmaster/headmistress, please fill in the registration form found in the tab “Schools Registration Form”
Do students on their own can take part in this programme or only through their school?
The program is based on the philosophy of school group participation and implementation under the pedagogical responsibility of at least one responsible school teacher. Therefore, applications for participation are made by the responsible teacher or headmaster/headmistress.
Is there a charge for participating in this programme?
No, all our programmes are offered for free
How is the programme implemented? Virtually or with physical presence?
Normally the programme is implemented with physical presence, however, in previous years due to Covid, the programme run virtually.
Do participants get a participation certificate?
After the implementation of the programme, certificates of participation are given to students and responsible teachers, as well as to the business volunteers/mentors.
Schools Registration Form