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Overview of my quick talk at the University of Manchester

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes I was happy to be invited to speak to Computer Science students at the same university that I’d not-so-recently graduated from, regarding how I landed up running Desk&Co and some of the lessons I have learnt along the way. As some couldn’t make it, and asked for an overview, I decided to put it together […]

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What Viber’s $900m acquisition means for Cypriot (and other EU) startups.

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute It’s with great excitement that I saw the news spreading about Viber’s acquisition by Japanese internet-juggernaughts Rakuten for $900m. Not only have the team (in Belarus I believe) worked hard on bringing an instant, free and quality messaging system to almost every device (*cough* whatsapp where’s your desktop version already? *cough*) but they also were […]

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2013 in the life of an entrepreneur in Europe

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes 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.

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes 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?

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes 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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The problem with ‘The Unemployment Problem’ in Cyprus

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes I am, like many others, very concerned about the growing unemployment rate on our lovely island. With companies being forced to close, and even more scratching their heads as to how they will fork over the upcoming annual company levy, cover their bills and feed their families… the situation will get a tad worse before it […]