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An Ocean of Possibilities

An Ocean of Possibilities

Francesco Lastrucci

Athens at Work (Greece's Tech Entrepreneurs)

A new generation of ambitious, well-educated entrepreneurs has arisen in Greece, hard hit by the Eurocrisis. Rather than throwing in the towel, they confidently begin businesses of their own, in what might be called the internet-mobile-software triangle. Francesco. Lastrucci recorded these fast-rising Athens start-ups at coLab, a brightly lit, intelligently designed building in the centre of the city where they they can rent a workplace with free broadband and coffee. From there these young Greeks can break into world markets, and in several cases have been able to even become market leaders.


After studying archaeology Francesco Lastrucci (Italy, 1977) moved to Stockholm, where he established himself as a freelance photographer in 2006. Since then he has lived in Italy, New York, Hongkong and Colombia. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and L'Express, among other publications.