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2015: My Person of the Year

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Writer: Peri Kadaster As I write my last post of the calendar year, I am stunned to think back at all of the change we experienced in 2015, both locally in Turkey (2 elections!) and globally (HP split! so did Ben Affleck and Jen Garner!). With regional tensions, a shaky lira, and polarized electorate, there are […]

Find out how Africa’s startup scene is gathering momentum

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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 […]

5 Steps from a ‘Wantpreneur’ to an ‘Entrepreneur’

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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 […]

Silicon Valley’s Secret Revealed

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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 […]

Startup Turkey 2015: Special Interview with David S. Rose

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In a special interview for Etohum, David S. Rose, the CEO of the startup funding platform GUST, gives very valuable advice to entrepreneurs and shares his opinion about the Turkish entrepreneurial ecosystem. In his stage presentation at Startup Turkey 2015 event, David S. Rose gave very valuable advice to novice angel investors by pinpointing the […]

Startup Turkey 2015: Special Interview with Faizan Aslam, Founder of Bookme

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Faizan Aslam is the CEO and Founder of the Pakistani startup Bookme.pk. In a special interview for Etohum during the Startup Turkey 2015 event, Faizan talked about the opportunities that Startup Turkey event offers to entrepreneurs. Bookme is an online web and mobile application for buying bus and cinema tickets, created in March 2014. The […]

Startup Turkey 2015: Sean Percival

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Sean Percival is a Venture Partner at 500 Startups. He has a focus on Bitcoin investment and is running an accelerator in Mountain View, California. He has impressive career path and rich entrepreneurial experience – started his first Internet startup in 2006 and his second company in 2008 and has managed to successfully sell both of the […]

Startup Turkey Challenge 2015: Joseph Shomali – Play3arabi

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Play3arabi is a game publisher with the main focus on identifying, releasing and marketing suitable games into the Arabic speaking countries and the Middle East region. The startup won second place at Startup Turkey Challenge 2015 and in special interview for Etohum Joseph Shomali, one of the co-founders of Play3arabi, talks about the excitement of […]