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2013 in the life of an entrepreneur in Europe

It’s been a roller-coaster of a year, being so closely tied with the Cypriot economy, seeing through a crisis and launching a phoenix-like project which has now become the first step in the realisation of a goal I set as a 16 year old entrepreneur. So without delay,  here’s the milestones of my year and […]

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The project all freelancers, startups, established businesses and local councils should be supporting.

For those who don’t know, Desk&Co steps into territories to connect great creative minds with affordable hosted desk spaces, and then efficiently helps them grow through the upcoming service marketplace. So this week Desk&Co got entered into the Hardest Working Startup competition after being accepted as an ALPHA Startup Exhibitor at the Web Summit in Dublin. The backstory in […]

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Do We Europeans have a Failure Complex?

All throughout our lives, here in Europe, we are raised to be fairly risk averse, avoiding failure by any means necessary. This is a problem that i believe is holding back our drive to innovate, to dare, to create and to mould new industries or revolutionise others. Whilst not everyone will agree with me, these […]

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What I learned from: Walking down a street in Cyprus

Cyprus is a miraculous place, the birth-place and childhood-playground of many multi-millionaires and hand-full of billionaires, all around the world. However something has changed lately (probably in the last two decades from what I can find), that makes it seem that a new form of ‘entrepreneurship’ has grasped the island, and yes I use that word lightly*.  […]

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Do not call first post “hello world”. There, much better!

Hey there. Let me first start by introducing myself, what I do, and what this blog’s purpose is. My name’s Hector Kolonas, and I’m one of those 20-something-year-old entrepreneurs you keep hearing about. Born and brought up in South Africa, graduated from high-school and completed military service in Cyprus before completing a BSc in Computing […]