By Sylvia Klimaki
Philoxenia is the Greek phrase synonymous with “hospitality” (it’s actually translated as “good friend to a stranger”) however it has a deeper, extra profound that means. Within the historical Greek world, exhibiting love and friendship to your visitor was thought of to be amongst the best of all human virtues.
This unstated rule continues to be a strong pressure in trendy Greek tradition — and it’s this idea of philoxenia which differentiates “Welcome Pick Ups” from some other taxi switch service on the market.
Based by two males who had been born and raised in Greece, CEO Alex Trimis and Chief Product Officer Savas Georgiou, the enterprise gives a variety of transport providers, however with a private contact. The enterprise presently employs seventy-eight individuals globally, fifty-five of whom are primarily based in Greece.
“Our imaginative and prescient is to change into a class chief from a world standpoint, whereas on the similar time having our base in Greece,” Trimis stresses. To get there, they should develop quick. Trimis’ largest concern is that “we received’t execute quick sufficient to be forward of the sport.”
Having your headquarters in Athens whereas aiming to construct a world model after all has its dangers. Georgiou says,“What limits us is the shortage of expertise for key position gamers, corresponding to product designers and UI researchers, so we’ve got to work with what we will discover within the nation or construct a group exterior of Greece.
“That is what many start-ups do, they preserve the engineering half in Greece, and open workplaces in Boston or London for the remainder of the capabilities,” he added.
“One other approach is to attempt to deliver the Greeks again. We make a name to all of the Greeks overseas who want to return to Greece and revel in Greece’s nice way of life whereas working in a enterprise that has world requirements,…