From Ideas/Research to Revenue: How Startups Scale and Entrepreneurs Triumph

Friday, September 8, 2023, 3:00 – 5:00 PM UTC

Join Dr. Alexandros Charalambides to learn how to turn ideas & research into real revenue-generating products/services. Discover his journey from lab work to building successful businesses in Cyprus. Hear stories from Chrysalis LEAP, get tips on what helps startups grow, and avoid common mistakes. Curious about green energy businesses or how to make a startup succeed? This chat is for you.

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About this event

Ever wondered how you could turn research into a real-world product or business. Dr. Alexandros Charalambides did just that, and he's here to share his story. From studying at Imperial College London to creating successful businesses in Cyprus, he knows the challenges and rewards of this journey.

During this event, Dr. Charalambides will discuss:

  • How he took his ideas from research papers to real products people use.
  • The ways he found to make money from research.
  • Tips and tricks from his time at Chrysalis LEAP, a program helping startups in Cyprus.
  • What he believes makes a startup work and the common mistakes to avoid.
  • Insight into the world of green energy businesses - why some succeed and others don't.

At this event, learn how he channeled his knowledge into establishing ENERMAP, an innovative spin-off, and founding Chrysalis LEAP, Cyprus's pioneering startup accelerator. His journey offers invaluable lessons for budding entrepreneurs, seasoned businesspersons, and researchers alike. Delve into his experiences managing over thirty research projects, helping 200+ startups raise approx. €2,000,000 over the past years, fostering green innovation and navigating the complexities of electricity markets and energy retrofits.

Dr. Charalambides' accolades go beyond research papers and patents. He's been a beacon for entrepreneurship, clinching awards at the Cyprus Entrepreneurship Competition, the Business Challenge of Imperial College London, and more. His commitment to science communication, evident through his TEDEd animation and TEDxNicosia talk, will inspire you to see the symbiotic relationship between research and revenue.

So, if you've ever had an idea and wondered how to make it a reality, or if you're curious about the world of startups in Cyprus, come along. This is a chance to learn, ask questions, and maybe even get inspired to start your own journey.

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  • Alexandros Charalambides

    Chrysalis LEAP




Friday, September 8, 2023
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM UTC

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  • Hess Adnani

    Unity Growth


  • Tom Borgerding

    Unity Growth


  • Andreas Mathikolonis

    Unity Growth



  • Hess Adnani

    Sorxmedia Inc.

    Country Director

  • Ioannis S. Kounna

    Imatech International LTD

    Chapter Ambassador

  • Philip Loizides

    Alextra Productions

    Chapter Photographer