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Entrepreneurship beyond COVID-19: Lessons and Insights from Boston, Beijing and Cyprus.

On May 7th, the University of Cyprus Centre for Entrepreneurship organized an international online panel discussion on COVID-19 and its impact on entrepreneurship and innovation. The goal of the panel was to share insights on founders, entrepreneurs, start-ups, debt and other subject from the United States, Europe and China.

Nicosia, Cyprus: 7 May 2020 (repost from Navigator Consulting Group)

The speakers taking part in the discussion included:

  • Marios Dikaiakos , Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Cyprus (panel moderator).

  • Philip Ammerman, Managing Director at Navigator Consulting Group, Limassol, Cyprus

  • Pantelis Angelides, Principal Risk & Resilience Consultant at Quadprime, Nicosia Cyprus

  • Wang Fei, Director of International at TusStar Incubator, Beijing, China

  • Giorgios Zacharia, Chief Technical Officer and Co-founder of KAYAK, Boston, United States of America.

The discussion focussed on issues such as:

  • The personal impact of COVID-19 on founders and founder teams;

  • The interest in entrepreneurship and start-ups during and after the crisis;

  • Likely impacts on debt, leverage and start-up valuations;

  • Impact on sectors such as the tourism sector and international value chains;

  • The role of investments going forward, including risk analysis;

  • Social and entrepreneurial adaptations and evolution moving forward.

Please view the panel discussion here, or on the Centre for Entrepreneurship Youtube channel.

Navigator Consulting provides Investment Advisory, Strategic Management and support for Tech Start-ups in Cyprus, Greece and internationally. For further information and support in designing your post-COVID-19 business strategy, please contact

Philip Ammerman

Managing Director

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