Patrik Rojan & Anthimos Demosthenous - Erasmus entrepreneurs

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New entrepreneur:
Patrik Rojan (Romania)
Age: 26
Company name: Mixtazure/ (Start-up)
Sector of activity: Advertising,Promotion, Media

It was one of the great business experiences that helped me gain essential knowledge on sales how to manage employees how to grow my agency. Under Anthimos guidance I learned the importance of effective communication strategic planning, and adaptability in a dynamic market.

Host entrepreneur:
Anthimos Demosthenous (Cyprus)

Company name: Mindlab Marketing
Sector of activity: Advertising,Promotion, Media

It was nice to have a young entrepreneur with his energy around and he helped us with our SEO services. We decided to continue our collaboration even after the exchange. I believe we have managed to pass along some vital information on how he can build his company and grow his clientele.

Period of exchange: 04/2023 until 05/2023
Duration of exchange: 2 months


Results and benefits


1 new contract
1 new country reached
Digital marketing


After more than five years of working in SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), Patrik Rojan decided to build his own start-up - Mixtazure. Despite his studies in business administration and his master's degree in human resources and organisational psychology, Patrik needed a push to start his own company and get in front of clients. He had never studied or lived abroad, but his travels taught him that exposure to other cultures enriches one's overall thinking and vision. Patrik's main goals for the exchange were a new sales strategy, a final and improved version of the website and a new strategy for growing his business. Therefore, he matched with Anthimos Demosthenous from Cyprus, the owner of MindLab. Anthimos is an experienced digital marketing entrepreneur who founded his company in 2016. He registered in the exchange programme to connect with fresh, young and ambitious minds and explore ways to rejuvenate his own business.

During the two-month collaboration, the two entrepreneurs reviewed and refined Patrik's company's strategic plan and worked on SEO services for Anthimos' clients. Anthimos helped Patrik understand the project management process, including scoping, planning, executing, monitoring and closing. He introduced Patrik to the agency's employee management process, onboarding, training, performance management and retention. Patrik had the opportunity to participate in presentations, client meetings, sales and proposal development for Anthimos clients, and work on budgeting and forecasting for the financial process of Anthimos' business. He learned how to evaluate agency performance metrics, including revenue, profitability, customer satisfaction, and employee engagement. Under Anthimos' guidance, Patrik developed a growth strategy for his agency and refined his business plan, including a new financial plan.

The two entrepreneurs met regularly to organise Patrik's business, focusing on the sales process. Patrik received guidance and advice on how to grow and improve his new business, including a list of potential clients. He also has a final website. By shadowing Anthimos and executives from key departments at MindLab, Patrik improved his sales skills in dealing with clients and learned how to manage employees. He developed his social skills by learning how to offer feedback and guidance better. On the other hand, Anthimos enjoyed the fresh perspective and energy Patrik brought. He benefited greatly from Patrik's help with SEO services for his clients and was happy to mentor Patrik as he developed the strategy for growing his new business. The collaboration between the two entrepreneurs was successful and mutually beneficial. The two decided to continue the partnership on a contract basis after the exchange ended.

For more information, please contact the local contact points involved in the exchange:

New entrepreneur's contact point:

Host entrepreneur's contact point:
DekaPlus Business Services LTd (Agios Athanasios, Cipro, Cyprus)

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