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Greek youth boldly begin their startup odyssey

Architect Petros Boskos, 35, co-founder of a startup called Verdical - a company designing "vertical" gardens for the sides of buildings - in front of one of his creations in Athens in early November.


A TAXI-TRACKING tool, a head-hunting engine and a vertical gardening company: all business startups that have paradoxically emerged from a Greek economy long in the doldrums.

Faced with the worst unemployment wave in living memory, Greece's youth are turning away from the...