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Startups, are you getting too much advice?

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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 […]

How to make your startup stand out

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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 […]

Why Your Startup Needs Lean Startup to Succeed

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his 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 […]

Startups are not like real estate. So why invest in them at all?

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Another thing that’s a challenge is that sometimes a very simple bet on real estate has a much higher return than startups with a lower failure profile. In fact in many emerging markets investing in a real estate plays probably just an index better on the overall country’s growth and a simpler way to get […]

Murat Özyeğin will be in Startup Turkey 2016

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Murat Özyeğin, Fiba Holding board member, is one the most experienced people in banking. He finished his MBA in Harvard University and started his career at Bear Stearns & Co. New York office.  After couple years of experience, he returned to Turkey and joined family company Fiba Holding. With the family company, he organized Business Development and […]

Hasan Aslanoba will be in Startup Turkey 2016

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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 […]

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 […]