The Most Popular Articles on Startupist for October

Here you can find the top ten articles for the past month of October on Startupist and you can enjoy the retrospection of everything important that you need to know about entrepreneurship and your startup venture.

Startup Istanbul 2015 Challenge: Meet the Winners

Startup Istanbul 2015 Conference was an extraordinary event, effectively blending startups, entrepreneurs and investors from all over the world, world-known speakers, mentors, and people who were there only to network. The spirit of ambition, motivation and eagerness to connect was filling the beautiful halls of Istanbul Lutfi Kirdar Congress Center… continue here.

Dave McClure at Startup Istanbul: Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets

Dave McClure was one of the speakers at Startup Istanbul 2015 Conference. He spoke about the challenges, which the entrepreneurship ecosystems in emerging markets are facing and pinpointed some of the most problematic aspects as follows: the lack of investors; the lack of entrepreneurs; the lack of many paying customers; startups have no traction and have no idea how to get it; there aren’t many exits and most of the existing ones are small; in emerging markets sometimes investing in real estate is better bet than investing in startups; most accelerators are not that great; employees don’t understand equity; most of the startups never go global; and most founders and investors in the emerging markets don’t think that they are as good as the founders and the investors in Silicon Valley… continue here.

Startup Istanbul 2015 Stage Talk: Christopher Schroeder

Christopher Schroeder, an American entrepreneur, speaker, advisor, venture investor and author, was one of the speakers at Startup Istanbul 2015 event.

Christopher Schroeder is the author of Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East. He was co-founder and CEO of HealthCentral, which was sold in 2012. Previously he was CEO of washingtonpost.newsweek interactive and CEO of… continue here.

Andrea Barrica at Startup Istanbul 2015: 5 Lessons on How to Bootstrap a Startup After $1M

Andrea started with the story of inDinero, that although they were growing rapidly with a huge press support, traction and over 20k business customers, they weren’t making money. Steve Blank, one of their investors, gave the following advice: “Now that you know you failed, you can do something about it”… continue here.

Ross Kingsland at Startup Istanbul 2015: Five Marketing Strategies You Should Use Today

Ross KingslandFounder and CEO of Inception Business Solutions, was one of the speakers at Startup Istanbul 2015 event. Ross Kingsland is an entrepreneur, speaker, and author, who writes about real psychology in business and entrepreneurship in the most understandable and approachable way… continue here.

Watch the Presentation of Morten Lund at Startup Istanbul 2015 Conference

Morten LundChairman Board of Directors of CapitalAid Ltd, was one of the speakers at Startup Istanbul  2015 Conference.

In the past 15 years, Morten Lund, who is Danish serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist, has co-invested and founded more than 100 tech startups, such as Skype,  Maxthon, Zecco and others… continue here.

Philip Auerswald at Startup Istanbul 2015: The Importance of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Philip AuerswaldFounding Executive Director of the Global Entrepreneurship Research Network, was one of the speakers at Startup Istanbul 2015 Conference. In his stage presentation, he talked about one of the most important elements of the thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems – the growth sector – and precisely, the lack of it. He also talked about the role of policy and government strategy in entrepreneurship and highlighted the importance of structured data and analysis in the process of defining and endeavoring different entrepreneurship ecosystems… continue here.

Startup Istanbul 2015: Special Interview with Steve Blank

In a special interview for Etohum, Steve Blank shared his opinion about Startup Istanbul Conference and the Turkish entrepreneurial ecosystem, and gave valuable advice to all entrepreneurs. Watch the whole interview in the video below… continue here.

Startup Istanbul 2015: Special Interview with Dave McClure

In a special interview for Etohum, the world-known angel investor and co-founder of the business incubator 500 Startups Dave McClure announced the launch of 500 Istanbul$15M investment fund in Turkey. The micro-fund is focused on the Turkish entrepreneurs and the Turkish ecosystem and has the ambition to do 100 or more investments in the next few years. Watch the whole interview in the video below… continue here.

Startup Istanbul 2015: Amal Dokhan on the Role of Universities and the Importance of Technology in Entrepreneurship

Amal Dokhan is a design thinker and currently part of the Entrepreneurship Center in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, where she takes number of roles including the New Ventures Acceleration, Corporate Innovation program and other innovation initiatives. Amal was one of the speakers at Startup Istanbul 2015 Conference. Watch her inspirational stage talk in the video below and feel free to leave your comment in the comment section… continue here.

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