Reflect Festival May 2024

PwC Cyprus proudly supports Reflect Festival 2024, as their Gold Sponsor.

The largest tech & entrepreneurship event for startups,
investors and decision-makers connecting,
Europe, Africa and the Middle East.


Opening Fireside Chat

Superpowers of impact driven businesses

In a world where profit often takes precedence, impact-driven businesses are emerging as the superheroes of the corporate landscape. Tony Jamous, CEO and co-founder of the B Corp unicorn Oyster, joins us for a fireside chat to discuss how impact-driven companies not only achieve better financial performance and more loyal customers, but cultivate higher levels of employee engagement and a thriving company culture. Get ready to be inspired, empowered, and equipped to harness the transformative power of purpose in your own business.

30 May: 10:00AM - 10:30 AM

Speaker: Philippos Soseilos, CEO & Chairman of PwC Cyprus

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Mind the Gap: C-suite Perspectives for Talent Retention

In the globally competitive tech sector, addressing organizational and workforce gaps is imperative for retaining top talent. This panel brings together C-suite executives from leading tech companies in Cyprus to delve into their frontline strategies for overcoming challenges such as generational divides, skill mismatches, and the gender pay gap. By focusing on actionable insights, the leaders will share how they not only tackle these issues but also ensure their companies remain attractive to top tech talent.

30 May: 04:10 PM - 04:55 PM

Speaker: Cleo Papadopoulou - Partner, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer, Chief Learning Officer, PwC Cyprus

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Unleashing the power of tech-driven social innovation for scaling up

Join us to explore the exciting intersection of technology and social innovation, focusing on strategies for scaling up impactful initiatives. In this session, we will delve into how technology can be leveraged to address pressing social challenges, amplify the impact of social initiatives and drive positive and lasting change on a larger scale. We will highlight the power of technology as a catalyst for social innovation, showcasing examples of innovative solutions that have tackled societal issues and highlighting key success stories and lessons learned from real-world examples, demonstrating the transformative potential of technology in addressing social challenges. Our discussion will also cover strategies and best practices for scaling up tech-driven social innovation, including the importance of collaboration, partnerships, and the roles of government, private sector, and civil society in supporting and scaling these initiatives.

30 May: 04:10 PM - 04:30 PM

Speaker: Konstantina Ioannou - Assistant Manager, Advisory, PwC Cyprus

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How to build a business plan for informed decision-making

How to build a business plan for informed decision-making? We'll learn how to build a business plan, why it is crucial to have one in place, how it can be developed and key considerations to have in mind.

Target audience: Very early stage startups

30 May: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Marios Tsiailis - Director, Deals, PwC Cyprus
Christina Kyriakou - Senior Manager, Deals, PwC Cyprus

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Skills and talent shortages are critical challenges facing businesses today. The absence of relevant skills hinders business growth and transformation and inhibits individuals from realizing their full potential. Employers need to rethink their workforce planning and upskilling strategies. Focusing on skills is a way to deal with skills and talent shortages, as well as the technological disruptions coming from AI and other technological advancements. During this roundtable we share recent research and insights from businesses and workers around the world about talent trends and areas for which taking a skills focus approach can help the most in dealing with talent and skills shortages.  

Target audience: HR and L&D professionals, Educators, Academics

31 May: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Speaker: Maria Georgiou - Head of PwC's Academy Cyprus

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Unlocking funding opportunities: Navigating the startup and scaleup landscape in Cyprus

Join us as we navigate the startup and scaleup landscape in Cyprus, uncovering the secrets to accessing funding from the European Union and the government.
In this workshop, we will dive into the world of funding opportunities specifically tailored for startups and scaleups in Cyprus. With a focus on EU and government funding, we will explore the various programs, grants, and initiatives available to support entrepreneurs in their journey to success. Throughout the workshop, we will showcase real-life success stories of startups and scaleups that have successfully secured EU and government funding, highlighting the transformative impact it has had on their growth and development. Whether you are a budding entrepreneur looking to launch your startup or an established scaleup seeking to expand your operations, this workshop will equip you with the knowledge and tools to unlock funding opportunities in Cyprus.

Target Audience: startups/scaleups/ SMEs

30 May: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Speaker: Konstantina Ioannou - Assistant Manager, Advisory, PwC Cyprus

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