"From Idea to Reality: The Art of Not Giving Up"



Part One

  1.  Identify your Why
  2.  Let Go of the Need to Know it All
  3.  Develop Your “Insist” Muscle
  4.  Get to Know People (they are your bridge)
  5.  Learn to Show Up
  6.  Choose Your People
  7.  Get Clear on Your Goals
  8.  Accept Feedback Gracefully
  9.  Embrace Action
  10.  Be There for Others

Part Two

  1.  Heroes Made – The Journey so Far…


"From Idea to Reality: The Art of Not Giving Up" is a presentation that focuses on the key aspects of turning an idea into reality. It emphasizes on the importance of identifying your "why", developing determination, building relationships, consistency, surrounding yourself with the right people, goal clarity, feedback acceptance, action-taking, and supporting others. The presentation aims to inspire and empower the audience to not give up on their ideas and to persevere through the obstacles that come with turning an idea into reality.


C4E 101: Series of Lectures in Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Spring 2023


Speaker: Maria Lavithi Howard, Founder and CEO of Heroes Made – Writer

Maria Lavithi Howard, a graduate in English Literature with a focus on Creative Writing, has over 15 years of experience in business development, storytelling and a passion for helping others succeed. She is the Founder of MGD HEROES MADE, a start-up that uses state-of-the-art technology and a SaaS platform that helps young children develop self and social awareness, relationship skills, self-management and responsible decision-making skills. The company raised seed funding and has launched version 1.0 of the platform, currently being piloted in multiple private schools. Maria has been coaching start-ups in Cyprus for the past four years, mentoring young entrepreneurs and giving talks at local universities and workshops on innovation and entrepreneurship. She represented Cyprus in the Creative European Cup in Denmark in 2019 and was appointed as Vice President of the Parallel Parliament's Entrepreneurship Committee in 2020. Maria's vision is to contribute to creating a world where the next generations of adults navigate their lives in improved societies with genuine effectiveness, being resilient and competent, capable of standing up to things in the face of difficulties and fear and keep moving forward on their own volition.


When: Wednesday January 25, 16:00-17:00

Where: LRC012  - Learning Resource Centre "Stelios Ioannou"/ UCY Library 


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