* * * The Startup Grind Limassol Chapter is hosting their first ever event * * *
We are delighted to welcome Michael Eleftheriades, founder at Wellnbe by Wellretreat Ltd, an online platform providing digital transformation to small and medium service providers in health and beauty industry.
The idea of starting your own business is undoubtedly daunting. There are many factors to consider, such as the decision to begin your startup with partners or all on your own. Are you embarking this journey upon your own, or is it shared with a team? Going it alone will certainly give you full autonomy and control of your business, but a partner may allow you to expand into a more dynamic approach.
Michael will talk about his entrepreneurial journey since he was a university student to launching his first startup and will share his experience in working alone or building a team to realise his ideas.
In 2018, Michael with Wellnbe, successfully graduated IdeaCy, a Cypriot based business accelerator programme voted as the National Winner of the European Enterprise Promotion Awards.
Michael Eleftheriades is the CEO and Founder of Wellnbe, by Wellretreat Ltd, a digital transformation company founded in 2018. The company provides an appointment and business management platform addressed to small and medium businesses operating in the wellness and beauty sector.
Michael has lived and worked at several technology companies in London, UK, specialising in cloud computing technologies personalisation and search engine systems. He worked at ElasticHosts, an infrastructure as a service company which was then acquired by GoDaddy. He also worked as a software engineer at a subcontracted Google London project. Finally, he built the search engine system of a major pharmaceutical company in their London offices. While in the big city, he was involved in the local entrepreneurship community and the startup movement, pursuing his passion for launching his own tech business.
Moving back to Cyprus after living in London for seven years, he started developing his new business idea, Wellnbe. He also joined IDEA, an Incubator/ Accelerator programme run by the Bank of Cyprus, to further support his efforts on developing Wellnbe from the ground up and making it a sustainable business. He has been involved with all the aspects of the business from researching, designing and developing the technology to picking up the phone and signing up customers to use the services of the platform.
Michael graduated with a MSc in Computer Science from the University of Southampton and holds an MSc from Birkbeck University of London, specialising in AI and web technologies. He currently pursues an MBA from Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM) in Nicosia, Cyprus.
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