A common practice for most first time founders is that they constantly seek advice and mentorship in a bid to accelerate growth. A common pitfall however is that much of the advice they get can be misleading. Getting too much advice from supposedly individuals who even though mean well can lead to a path of […]
This piece is derived from Mike Butcher’s talk at Startup Turkey 2015. In 2016: Startup Turkey will be on 25-27 February. Get ready for best speakers and startups from Eurasia! The point here is what’s news? See what I want you to think about is not what PR is, what press releases are. What news? because if you’re […]
This is an extract text from the great fireside chat between Prof. Erhan Erkut and Steve Blank on October 5, 2015 at Startup Istanbul Conference. It has great insights on the lean startup building blocks and tools for entrepreneurs. Erhan Erkut:What are some of the risks that an entrepreneur faces and how would the entrepreneur mitigate them if […]
Deepinder Goyal, founder and CEO of the international restaurant search and discovery service Zomato, will be in Startup Turkey this year. Indian entrepreneur Deepinder Goyal, doesn’t have a long history with startups. He graduated from Indian Institute of Technology, and start working for Bain & Company. After his nearly 4 years of experience, he founded […]
Since the name ‘unicorn’ was coined to describe startups with over $1 Billion valuation, startup ecosystems have sprung up all the world. Everyone is competing in this new digital space and wants a piece of the cake.
Hasan Aslanoba is one the best on distributing and growing a company. But he didn’t founded his company. He started his career in his father’s company Erikli Water. Some people may think ‘he didn’t take risks’ but thats not true. In his career, he made a two big investment decisions and build Turkey’s biggest factory […]
Are you aware that six of the most rapidly growing economies in the world over the past ten years were located in sub-Saharan Africa? Internet usage especially on mobile is now growing faster in Africa than in any other continent. This has created a proliferation of startup programs throughout the continent. A number of successful […]
Startup Istanbul 2015 came and went by but there are memorable quotes, lessons and suggestions that surpass time and are still relevant to budding entrepreneurs everyday. A great example is Prof. Erhan Erkut in his opening address. He was quick to point out and list rare suggestions that wannabe startup founders can follow in their […]
Dave McClure founder of the famed Silicon Valley venture fund 500 Startups has played a key role in investing in startups around the world. 500 Startups has been instrumental in amplifying the startups ecosystem especially in emerging markets making small bets on startups that the world would probably have never heard of. But according to […]
In a short interview for Etohum, Malcolm Duerod shared his knowledge and opinion about the Turkish entrepreneurial ecosystem and, as a Professor of Entrepreneurship, gave valuable advice to all entrepreneurs.