Get in the Ring Chain Reaction

Create. Pursue. Deliver. Social Entrepreneurship matters!



Meaningful Synergies


Royal Hall, 1015 Nicosia , Cyprus


Feb 23, 2018

2018-02-23 00:00:00 2018-02-23 00:00:00 Europe/Athens Get in the Ring Chain Reaction Create. Pursue. Deliver. Social Entrepreneurship matters! Cyprus Erwin Retel


Compete against thousands of startups globally, win awards, get exposure and connect with fans to scale up your business.

Buy your tickets here!  For Visitors, Corporate Full Program participants, Investors, Students...

Or register as a startup to participate in Get in the Ring and compete for a ticket in the Global Final of Get in the Ring in Cascais/Lisbon this coming May 

About this event

Get in the Ring Chain Reaction is a selection event for the Global Startup Competition of the Get in the Ring Foundation. This yearly pitch competition challenges you to show what you’ve got in an actual ring. Through 1-on-1 battles, you will compete for awards, a place in the Global Meetup and the attention of potential fans.


Marios Skandalis

President of ICPAC, Director Group Compliance Division at Bank of Cyprus

Elena Tanou

Vice President of the International Chambers of Commerce in Cyprus, Vice President, Topkinisis Travel PLC

Dion Croom

CEO and Mayor, 3D Vegas

Dinos Ioannides

Management Consultant and Trainer, Business Insights

Yagub Rahimov

Blockchain expert | ICO adviser | FX corporate strategy consultant | Professional trader


Participating in Get in the Ring is not only about winning the competition.

Therefore we have a great program:

09:45 - 10:30


Welcome by Get in the Ring founders and organizing team

10:30 - 13:00

Pitch Training

Practise your pitch together with peers and get feedback from experts during these training sessions

13:00 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

The best way to meet people is during an informal networking lunch

14:00 - 16:00

Selection pitches

During the selection round you will pitch for a spot on the main stage of the selection event. You will have to pitch in front of an experienced jury and convince them why you should proceed to the next round.

16:30 - 18:00

Open innovation workshop

Startups and corporates that innovate together,  we all agree this is the best way to innovate. But it seems to be one of the hardest ways to innovate. During the open innovation workshop, we combine experiences and best practices from corporates and startups and provide handles to improve these collaborations.

19:30 - 21:00


The highlight of every Get in the Ring event. During the award show the best startups will battle on the main stage, show what they’ve got and compete for the attention of potential fans and a ticket to the global final

21:00 - late


After a full day of learning, connecting, innovating and competing it is time for some drinks. It will be an afterparty full of great experiences

Selection jury

Panayiotis Jacovides

Managing Director chez The Experts Alliance - Business Consultants

Pavlina Papalouka

Owner/Manager at AwakenSpace Education, International Speaker, Coach, Seminar Organiser

Miloš Colić

Managing Director at New Energy Solutions

Nathalie Jaarsma

Ambassador of the Netherlands to Cyprus

Why participate
For every participant we have great opportunities:

Millions of fans
Connect with potential fans, investors, corporates, talent and experts involved
Global exposure
Get global exposure and contacts through a network in 100+ countries
Pitch Perfect
Participate in an exciting and educating process to perfectionize your pitch and get feedback from experts

Awards & Ticket to Global Meetup
Win a ticket to the final at the Global Meetup in May/June 2018 in Cascais, Portugal 
& have a chance to get access to the MBA Scholarship @City Unity Nicosia for Spring Semester 2018 - the official Cyprus Branch of Cardiff Metropolitan University

“This was a really amazing event, high energy, high impact and the stakes as an entrepreneur pitching have never been higher” - Justin Coetzee, Founder GoMetro

Featured guests for afterparty

Natalie Papatheodoulou Singer

Agapiou Escuela De Danza

Startups we are looking for:
Get in the Ring is cross-industry. We live by the rule that the future is uncertain and innovation comes from areas you can't foresee.
Whether you are in robotics, software, agriculture or medtech for us it's all good. We do however have a preference for startups that are aiming to make a positive impact in this world.

Requirements Startups
Can you imagine yourself, standing in the ring, battling head-to-head, making fans and do you meet the requirements below? 
Then you're good to go!

  •  Innovative and scalable business idea/model
  •  Launched less than 8 years ago
  •  Pitch fluently in English

  • EVENT is under the auspices of


    Supported by

    Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry


    Vestnik Kipra

    Media supporter

    Mix FM

    Communication sponsor

    Russian Media Group

    Media sponsor

    Cleopatra Hotel

    Our official event hotel


    Business Networking Supporter


    City Unity College

    Education Sponsor

    Cardiff Metropolitan University

    Education Sponsor

    DAESA Ltd

    Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands

    Shanda Consult

    Mega Serve

    Fast Fitness Studio

    Stephani Christofi Makeup Studio



    Top kinisis

    ANH Auditors - Consultants

    Live Streaming Supporter



    Risparmo Super

    Global Winner Get in the Ring ’12


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    Global Winner Get in the Ring ’14


    Global Lightweight Winner Get in the Ring ’15/’16


    Global Middleweight Winner Get in the Ring ’15/’16


    Global Heavyweight Winner Get in the Ring ’15/’16


    Global Lightweight Winner Get in the Ring ’16/’17


    Global Middleweight Winner Get in the Ring ’16/’17


    Global Heavyweight Winner Get in the Ring ’16/’17

    Get in the Ring Chain Reaction and Meaningful Synergies support "Hope For Children" CRC Policy Center

    Get in the Ring Chain Reaction and Meaningful Synergies support "Hope For Children" CRC Policy Center. We want all the children of this world to be safe, and would like to support this admirable Non for Profit that established the first safe house in Nicosia for sexually abused children. During the event we will have a donation box ready at the registration desk



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