As an entrepreneur, all your time will be strictly dedicated to your business. Basically, all the time that you have will be spent on things, related with your startup. Most likely even all of your personal meetings with people will be somehow related to your business. So, if you don’t have good quality of business life, you are most likely to feel unhappy about your life in general and this can lead to lack of motivation and even to the failure of your startup, caused by emotional exhaustion. Continue reading
Nick Tommarello, Founder & CEO of Wefunder, will be one of the speakers at Startup Istanbul 2015 Conference, which will take place on 03-05 October. Nick has MBA from Babson College and holds Series 65, he is also Alumni of Y Combinator and Techstars. He has designed and coded applications with hundreds of thousands of users.
Wefunder is a crowdfunding service, which connects startups and investors online. Founded in 2012 by serial entrepreneurs Nick Tommarello, Mike Norman, and Greg Belote, the platform, which offers capital raising services, was backed by YCombinator during its launch and later development.
Entrepreneurs often fall into the routine they have in their comfort zone. It is understandable: it is nearly surprise and anxiety free place where they feel almost all the time at ease. But the magic of innovation doesn’t happen in someone’s comfort zone. It requires hard work, thinking out of the box, problem solving and experimenting through failure. If you feel that you are getting too comfortable in your startup venture, you have probably fallen into the trap of the comfort zone. Here you can find three very simple things that will help you start thinking out of the box and reach new and exciting places in your startup venture. Continue reading
Prof. Hans Wissema, who is academic, consultant, mentor and writer, will be one of the speakers at Startup Istanbul 2015 Conference. Prof. Hans Wissema is Professor at the Technology University in Delft, the Netherlands, a Managing Director of Wissema Consulting Ltd and Chair of DIWA Foundation. Prof. Hans Wissema, entrepreneur himself, has successfully combined throughout his whole professional life his academic work with a consultancy career in the field of management, innovation and entrepreneurship. Continue reading
Entrepreneurs are busy running a business but often they forget that simply running it is not enough – their startup must grow in order to survive and become profitable. There are some things which are not priority for many of the startup owners, but it would make observable impact on their businesses. Here you will find four business tasks entrepreneurs should find time for. Continue reading
Vera Shokina is a Managing Director with Silicon Valley Banks’s Global Gateway group. In this role she assists international venture capital funds and innovation companies in the emerging markets with their US and international market expansion.Prior to joining SVB, she was CFO and COO of Runa Capital, where she brought more than 20 years of finance and investment experience both in the US and Russia and a passion to build a Russian VC industry to the Runa team. Continue reading
It is very exciting to announce that Techstars MENA Community Summit will be held at Startup Istanbul Conference on 3-5th of October.
The world’s prominent mentorship-driven startup accelerator and seed fund Techstars became one of the business partners of Startup Istanbul Conference, which is held by Etohum for the 3rd time this year. As part of this cooperation, US-based investment company Techstars will make its MENA meeting at Startup Istanbul on 03-05 October. Continue reading
The importance of leadership in entrepreneurship is essential factor for the future success of the company. Being an entrepreneur doesn’t automatically make you a leader. There are many personal characteristics which differentiate good leaders from bad leaders. But how do you become a leader? Many people say that you should be born a leader in order to be one, while others argue that every person can become a leader by developing their personal skills. Which one do you believe is true? Continue reading
Networking is not only about getting in touch with as many people as you can; it is about creating the right connections and establishing valuable and enduring relationships with the others, relationship that will grow stronger over time. Here you can find five very simple yet effective tips on how to make the most of the networking opportunities you have. Continue reading
All successful companies once have been just ideas, more specifically said: great ideas with impeccable execution. The execution of great ideas requires the development of other, smaller ideas, plans and action maps. If you struggle to reach your Eureka! moment and you often feel stuck, there is no need to worry. Here you can find seven great tips, which will help you to awaken your creative genius. Continue reading