Mykhailo Shtopko & Antonis Ellinas - Erasmus entrepreneurs

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New entrepreneur:
Mykhailo Shtopko (Ukraine)
Age: 20
Company name: UniHelp (Start-up)
Sector of activity: Education and training services

Host entrepreneur:
Antonis Ellinas (Cyprus)
Age: 56
Company name: Vevivo Ltd (18 years of experience)
Sector of activity: IT, office and communication equipment, services and supplies

Period of exchange: 05/2023 until 08/2023
Duration of exchange: 3


Results and benefits


1 new company created
1 new job created
7 new contacts
Education and training services


Mykhailo Shtopko, 20, is a neural network specialist from Ukraine. He embarked on his Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs journey in Limassol, Cyprus, with great enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge. His decision to participate in the program was driven by a desire to gain practical experience in the world of business and broaden his understanding of market dynamics in order to develop his own startup, UniHelp - a service for helping students with learning during the war. Mykhailo was determined to expand his professional network and absorb valuable insights from experienced entrepreneurs in a foreign setting. The opportunity to work alongside Antonis Ellinas, founder of Vevivo Ltd and his Host Entrepreneur, was a prospect he was eagerly anticipating.

During his stay in Limassol, Mykhailo wasted no time immersing himself in the local business culture. He recognized the importance of understanding the unique market dynamics of Cyprus and the specific regulations governing business operations. Mykhailo's preparations were meticulous; he diligently researched the customs and culture of Cyprus, familiarized himself with the region's business practices, and even took steps to learn the local language. This commitment to adaptability and intercultural communication allowed him to integrate seamlessly into the business environment.

Over the period of three months of dedicated collaboration, Mykhailo Shtopko and Antonis Ellinas not only met but exceeded all the ambitious goals they had set for their partnership. Mykhailo's time in Limassol was marked by his unwavering commitment to progress and innovation. He diligently worked on the core of his envisioned service, leveraging his expertise in neural networks to create and train them laying the foundation for a cutting-edge solution. Simultaneously, he delved into the intricacies of business strategies, acquiring valuable knowledge and insights that would prove indispensable for the successful launch of his service. This journey exemplified the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs program's true potential in fostering a rich learning growth and international collaboration environment. Mykhailo's EYE experience in Limassol underscored how the program could not only fulfill but also surpass the expectations of aspiring entrepreneurs.

For more information, please contact the local contact points involved in the exchange:

New entrepreneur's contact point:
Alfred Nobel University (Dnipro, Ukraine)

Host entrepreneur's contact point:
DekaPlus Business Services LTd (Agios Athanasios, Cipro, Cyprus)

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