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Startups, are you getting too much advice?

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 failure. Continue reading

Deepinder Goyal will be in Startup Turkey on 25-27 February

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 Zomato with his co-founder Pankaj Chaddah. Past seven years Zomato grown quickly and became an international company. Zomato currently active in 23 countries including Turkey. And Deepinder Goyal continuing his CEO role.

Deepinder Goyal will be in Antalya for Startup Turkey in 25-27 February. If you want to be a part of this networking, relaxing, fun and challenge event, take your seat!

Hasan Aslanoba will be in Startup Turkey 2016

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 in the sector. After this successful decisions, Erikli Water became a strong brand. Continue reading

Determination is What Matters

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What is the most important thing investors would look at?

According to Michael Motto, it is determination, not intelligence! To become a successful entrepreneur, you need to have a good level of determination, but do we really know what determination is?

One of the most important elements of entrepreneurship is determination. Dictionaries says: Determination is simply not giving up. No matter how hard things get, or how badly you want to just give up, you keep on going. Yes, it is! But this is mostly related to self confidence, If you believe yourself, you have the power to fight for success. It is all about to overcome the problems.

Lets look at what Richard Branson says about determination:

”The ability to tap into your determination and grit is not just an innate skill. You can teach yourself to get up every day and try to keep a new business going despite long odds, partly by structuring your life and job to make sure you are working toward your larger goals.”

Being determined starts with changing your thinking, so follow these steps:

  1. Define success for your self
  2. Figure out your type of determination
  3. Set personal goals
  4. Develop specific strategies
  5. Set clear boundaries
  6. Play to your strengths

Michael Motto talked about determination on Startup Turkey 2012. You can watch here: