Monthly Archives: October 2015

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Startup Istanbul Panel: The Future of Startup Accelerators

On the stage of Startup Istanbul 2015 Conference, Adam Berk, Ozan Sönmez, Erik Anderson, Barış Aksoy, and Enis Erkel talked about the future of the startup accelerators. They discussed some important questions, such as: “What problems are the accelerators designed to solve?” and “What are the three main things that accelerators should be accelerating?”. Continue reading

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Startup Istanbul 2015: Special Interview with Aurore Belfrage

Aurore Belfrage, who is entrepreneur, angel investors and Partner & Head of Entrepreneurship and Investment for MENA region at Your Middle East, was one of the speakers at Startup Istanbul 2015 Conference. In a special interview for Etohum, she shared her opinion about the event, talked about the potential of the Turkish entrepreneurial ecosystem and gave core advice to all entrepreneurs. Continue reading

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Startup Istanbul Panel: How to Build a Startup Outside of Silicon Valley?

Silicon Valley is desired destination for many entrepreneurs from around the world. But with the rise of the entrepreneurial ecosystems in the emerging markets, the question “How to build a startup outside the Silicon Valley?” is becoming one of the most discussed topics among many entrepreneurs, angel investors and venture capitalists. Continue reading

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Startup Istanbul 2015: Special Interview with Vivek Boray

Vivek Boray, a startup lawyer, who has partnered up with many leading firms from the Silicon Valley, was one of the speakers at Startup Istanbul 2015 Conference. In a special interview for Etohum, he shared his opinion about the event and the Turkish entrepreneurial ecosystem in general and gave valuable advice to all entrepreneurs. Continue reading

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Special Interview With Louis Wajeiya, Founder of Nims

The Kenyan startup nims took the first place at Startup Istanbul 2015 Challenge. In a special interview for Etohum, Louis Wajeiya, the founder of nims, answered our questions about Startup Istanbul event and shared what is next for their startup.

Can you introduce your startup to our audience?

nims is a web platform that enables businesses to make fast and secure funds transfers to any mobile device using mobile money.  Continue reading

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TechConnect Astana Announces $25.000 Prize to the Best Startup at the Conference

TechConnect Astana invites teams from all around the world to participate in the Startup Battle and compete for the $25.000 grand prize from the international angel investor network Cross Border Angels. The application deadline is October 29. You can apply here.

From the list of registered participants a professional jury will choose ten best teams that will be provided with free air flights to Astana and accommodation during the conference. The teams will undergo a training session from the best mentors of the Silicon Valley before entering a ring of the Battle. Continue reading

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Startup Istanbul 2015: Special Interview with Christopher Schroeder

In a special interview for Etohum, the author of Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East, Christopher Schroeder shared his opinion about Startup Istanbul 2015 Conference and the Turkish entrepreneurial ecosystem and gave valuable advice to all entrepreneurs. Continue reading