Greeks in Colombia: Immigrants for Love and Love for Entrepreneurism

There are about 150 Greeks in Colombia today, but each one of them has an interesting story to tell, either of love, or entrepreneurship. Some of them have both as in the case of Mr. Dimosthenis Despoiniadis who went to Colombia following his Colombian wife but stayed in the country even after they parted ways to become the Greek with the most patents in the country.

Despiniadis is described by his fellow Greek-Colombians as the spirit of innovation. The many tech companies he has founded are the proof that this smart Greek thrives in Latin America.

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