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European Innovation Council

Stavriana A. Kofteros

EIC Ambasssador, EIC jury Member


Founder & Partner @W11 Ventures, Cofounder & Chair @Startup Cyprus

Stavriana is a Founder and Partner of W11 Ventures, a unique boutique growth advisory and value adding connector of corporates with the innovation ecosystem, geared to genuine value creation and growth. She is an Advisor of Pella Ventures, a SEE seed VC fund and a cross border Greentech/AI early-to-growth  fund. She is an Executive Board member of the Techisland Association Health Cluster Committee and Global Advisory Council of G100 member for the wing of Humanity, Technology, and Innovation. She is the former Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Research Innovation Foundation, the national Research and Innovation fund of Cyprus (AUM €295m).

She is active in the European startup ecosystem, as Cofounder and President of the Board of Startup Cyprus, a member of EU’s Innovation Ecosystem Leaders Group (Commissioner Gabriel), member of the European Digital Leaders Network of WEF, former member of the EPP Expert Groups on Innovation and Digital Transition and a member of the Innovation Advisory Board of the Biosense Institute (foodtech, agritech, food security) in Serbia. She is a Cofounder of the European Startup Network, and has served as Vice President of the Board and was a member of the Transatlantic Board of Allied for Startups, Brussels-based startup advocacy organizations. She is experienced in deeptech startup support on C-Executive and Board roles and deeptech investments as VC advisor and Angel Investment Committee Deal Leader with positions in deeptech European startups in cybersecurity, ICT, adtech, lifesciences/healthtech, SaaS, AI and energy, among others. She holds degrees in Business Administration and Political Science (ULV) and certificates in Entrepreneurship Development (MIT-Fulbright Scholar), Corporate Finance (Columbia), and Venture Capital (EVCA).