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Our Team: The story and how it works Nov 11, 2019

Having great people means nothing if you are not building a great culture that allows everyone to flourish in it. And we are doing our best to continue building such a culture based on the learnings and experiences of the team.

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Velocity.Partners (pre-seed & seed VC) intro to the Cypriot ecosystem Sep 28, 2018

In our recent trip to Greece we met Velocity.Partners. Velocity is a pre-seed and Seed Venture fund in Greece. We had a very friendly chat with Dimitris and George and touched on a lot of topics. One thing that was immediately obvious is that they want to be very...

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A peek behind the curtain of our hiring process – how we do it at Ideas2life Jun 26, 2018

When people ask me what it is that we are doing at Ideas2life I always say we are building a great team.   Yes we have built AtYourService and Foody but the most important thing we are building is a team of great people, that is learning how to...

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Onboarding new team members Sep 19, 2017

It’s important to create a really good first day experience for the new members of the team. A well planned, productive first day is a sign of respect, sets expectations and provides a nice preview of the future. Note to self: This is one of the areas that we can...

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In analytics, simple is usually awesome Aug 28, 2017

Yet we all spend 95% of our analytics time trying to go from simple to completely overcomplicated, without stopping to ask the question…   Is it fucking worth it?   This blog is about one of the dead simple models we use at foody, which is actually awesome. I...

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The even darker side of constant distraction Aug 22, 2017

In my last blog I talked about how constant distraction is the new normal, examined different situations and explained how we have created a structure as a team to handle them. If you haven’t read it yet I suggest you do it as the following thoughts are based on it....

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Working at Ideas2life is a disease Aug 04, 2017

Please allow me to briefly mention the story of how I joined Ideas2life and found myself being tied, for the years to come, with the team. Some months ago I was in search of a new job for numerous reasons, one of them was the fact that it felt...

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Balancing a Maker’s and a Business Schedule Jul 25, 2017

It would be really horrible though if we added great people to the team, but never allowed them the time to go into the slow thinking – creative mode. That’s something that has been central to our team culture from day one, as we tried to build strong communication channels....

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My first few months at a startup Jun 27, 2017

Being a millennial in Cyprus today, you know that there are certain life and career paths you are expected to follow. These are usually “predetermined” for you in a way, not only by your parents but the island’s society in general. Usually this path consists of graduating from university...

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New feature evaluation at foody – baffling results May 19, 2017

On the 3rd of April (2 weeks before Easter) we released a new page at foody that showed all the fasting dishes in one single page.  This is a feature that was suggested to us many times since we first launched, and quite frankly we were very excited to...

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Startup Weekend random thoughts May 11, 2017

As you probably know this weekend we had a Startup Weekend in Nicosia and it was quite good.  I personally got a lot of energy from the newcomers, sent a lot of hopefully helpful thoughts their way (ok I confused them) and had a chance to catch up with...

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Thoughts on the Impossible Pitch Nov 08, 2016

Last Friday I was fortunate enough to be one of the evaluators at the Impossible Pitch along with Peter, Maria and Tasos – an awesome group of people that I loved working with (that includes the other Maria who was in charge of everything) Our job was simple on paper....

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Start by doing something Small Dec 04, 2013

I often speak to People who would sooner or later like to start a business of their own. I like that! :) One of the first things I often tell them is start by doing something small. I say that because doing is a completely different animal than thinking...

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Offerra Team has won Startup Live Cyprus! Aug 09, 2013

Hey guys! In 6th of July our Team has won the Startup Live Cyprus; an awesome competition aiming to promote startups & entrepreneurship in Cyprus, with more than 35 startup teams participating from all over Cyprus. Our Team has won the competition with Offerra and we will have the opportunity to represent Cyprus in...

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