7 Days mastermind seminar with top tier business school alumni and successful
entrepreneurs who are here to mentor you start your own business!
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"LeanStart is not just a summer program but a way to develop yourself and enter the business world"
"LeanStart is the best way to develop into something more than an ideator"
-LeanStart class of 2017
Not for ordinary teenagers
If you’re an aspiring young entrepreneur that’s not ordinary and doesn’t want an ordinary life with an ordinary 9-5 job… Then you’re probably an entrepreneur and in the Summer you can be an entrepreneur in the making! LeanStart is a 7-day Summer program aimed at teenagers with extraordinary plans for their lives. The LeanStart team of business, university, corporate and startup mentors will guide you and help you pave the road to your startup and your entrepreneurial success.
Brainstorm and team up
Take your idea to the next level! Pitch it in front of mentors and other high-school students, build your teams and through guidance from our esteemed mentors, create and validate your business model.
To Solve Social Challenges
Learn how to create a feasible and viable business that answers to consumers’ needs, enhances people’s lives and disrupts lifestyles and societies. Validate your business model, test it in the market and find the path to make it as profitable.
Open to anyone interested to observe the alumni progress.
After all the mentoring, business planning and validating, you and your team will pitch your business plan to potential investors for a chance to get your startup live!
LeanStart consists of speeches and workshops including:
When and where is the program
The Summer 2017 program was in IDEA Innovation Centre of Bank Of Cyprus at Nicosia will begin on June 28 and run through July 5th.
Pitching ideas to pitch-perfect launch
Your idea will go through a rigorous testing process. It will evolve into the most refined, profitable business plan. So when you’re in front of the investors, you’ll have the perfect pitch.
We created a world class environment
Students are surrounded by resources, instructed and mentored by top tier business school alumni, successful entrepreneurs, consultants and experts in multiple fields.Our students learn leadership by becoming founders of companies, teamwork through working on growing their businesses, and resilience by experiencing the ups and downs of the startup experience.
We believe in learning by doing, and we mean it.
Thanks to our sponsors we are able to bring LeanStart to life.
Meet Our Team
From different backgrounds and fields, our team consists of a diverse pool
of talented, young, at age and heart, people with a successful portfolio.
Loucas A. Ferekides
Loucas, founder of LeanStart was mentored by world's leading CEO's (Shazam's, 02's etc) as well as Venture Capitalists at 16.Worked at Harvard during prototyping phase at 18 and featured in multiple newspapers.Finalist of the 2016 Impossible Pitch.
Electrical Engineering at UCY. Started working on one of his innovations at 15, among the 3 finalists Of WebSummit Lisbon 2016 PITCH.Leader of the winning team of NASA Space Apps challenge.
Featured in multiple media including CNN, Euronews
Built his first robot at age of 6 and 3D printer at 14 in his lab, Lion's lab. Youngest radio producer in Italy and founder of NeverAlone. Senior tester at MIT in robotics and full-scholarship at startup accelerators in Boston.
Dr.Nir Ben Lavi
Global Director of Innovation at Adizes.
Head of the Turkey Innovation Program
Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Founder of Revolution of Hope, Ziryab Ventures. Featured in Times Magazine and BBC Radio.
Tedx and Keynote speaker at The Harvard Kennedy School, MIT and Babson.
Economics at LSE,
Started his first business
"Clip-It" at 16.
Founder of Awaken Space Education. Entrepreneur, Seminar Organizer, Speaker, Personal Development Coach & Personal Branding Expert.
Personal Counsellor, Therapist and Coach. Founder of “Anassa Centre of Counselling and Personal Success”
Policy expert, chairperson of accounting finance and economics, European University Cyprus
Dr. Dimitrios Salampasis
Lecturer of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology.
Founder of eQiQ.coach
High Performance Business Coach, eQ Expert (Emotional Intelligence).
DETAILS AND FAQ
HOW MUCH DOES LEANSTART COST?
The total fee for our 7 days incubator is €275
including activities, one-to-one mentorship, tuition for the duration of the program and a ceremony on the 7th day where certificates of participation will be given.
WHEN AND WHERE IS THE PROGRAM?
The Summer 2017 program was hosted in IDEA Innovation Centre of Bank Of Cyprus at Nicosia will begin on June 28 and run through July 5th.
WHAT MAKES LEANSTART UNIQUE?
We view ourselves less as an enrichment or academic program, and more as a real business incubator, designed to help high school students start actual companies. We focus on real-world applicability throughout the summer; we minimise classroom time and highly value learning by doing.
HOW CAN I RECEIVE A SCHOLARSHIP?
You can indicate your interest in the application form.
Applying for a scholarship does not decrease your chances of admission. We make the admission decisions first, then determine scholarship recipients from the pool of admitted students
If we want you, we will make it possible for you to attend.
WHAT EXACTLY IS YOUR CURRICULUM?
We have designed 20+ short, powerful modules to teach, concepts from leading startup and entrepreneurship minds (e.g. The Lean Startup, Disciplined Entrepreneurship), and LeanStart's own research on entrepreneurial and team psychology, a component we have found to be critical in enabling our students for long-term success.
DO YOU ACCEPT INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS?
Yes. We accept International students. The incubator is open to international students who are eligible to enter and stay in Cyprus for the duration of the program.