Famagusta Region

Tell us how you as youth entrepreneurs can use technology creatively to support positive economic and social development in the greater Famagusta region.

 

Youth unemployment has reached approximately 40% in the communities in the Famagusta region and young people are disenfranchised.  Many are moving away from their communities to other parts of Cyprus and abroad for economic opportunities. When economic opportunities are so rare, it's even more difficult to set up joint ventures with people from other communities.

 

However, what if young people from different groups in the greater Famagusta region could work together to create new economic opportunities for their region? There is nothing as powerful as a new idea in the hands of young ambitious entrepreneurs. Now is the time to think outside the box. Young entrepreneurs in the Famagusta region can change the face of business and their economy; they can act as the change agents for their society, seizing opportunities to improve systems; they can invent new approaches and create solutions to change their society and economy for the better. And when entrepreneurs can work together, the economic benefits of living in a diverse, peaceful society become more evident.

  

That's why we are inviting you, the youth entrepreneurs of the greater Famagusta region, to come up with new ideas for technology-enabled tools, products or services that can support positive economic and social development in the greater Famagusta region. Show us how you can use innovative new technologies to work together on ventures that would create economic opportunities for your region. Show people that coming together can make us all more prosperous. Join the Famagusta Region challenge on Mahallae for a chance to receive the support and funding you need to turn your ideas into reality.  Start now by contributing an idea on this page.

 

To find out more about the challenge process and the selection criteria, read the Challenge Guidelines.

 

 

Stage Three | Solutions

Solutions are concepts that have been put into action. Check back regularly for updates on their development!

Pocket Planter is a web application that provides agricultural knowledge to the everyday user and connects them with the local marketplace.
Koridoor is a social sharing economy platform that facilitates social accommodation and social eating in Famagusta.
faRmagusta is a digital tool for ordering weekly fresh, seasonal, cheap and wherever possible organic produce from Famagusta farmers.
Hobba is a mobile phone application for coordinating travelling arrangements between people in Cyprus.

Stage Two | Concepts

Concepts are ideas that have been refined and further developed. Everyone is invited to endorse, comment on or contribute to their favorite concepts!

faRmagusta is a digital tool for ordering weekly fresh, seasonal, cheap and wherever possible organic produce from Famagusta farmers.

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Koridoor is a social sharing economy platform that facilitates social accommodation and social eating in Famagusta.

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Hobba is a mobile phone application for coordinating travelling arrangements between people in Cyprus.

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