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Didem Un Ates' Core Advice to Startups

In this interview from Startup Istanbul 2015, Didem Ün Ateş from Microsoft ventures calls the turkish ecosystem “amazing” because of the cultural and genetic attributes of the turkish people who need to think outside the box just to survive in day to day life. What about the local engineering talent, the youth and enthusiasm? Well they also qualify as amazing!

Here is her advice to turkish entrepreneurs on how to be even more amazing.
  • You should think big, don’t focus on your local market. Stop being so humble, be bold.
  • As a Turkish, you are too obedient, go with your gut instinct courageously. Once again, be bold.
  • You need to be realistic and be honest with yourself.
  • The customers are the ones you need to focus on, they will give you the the honest answers you need to build your business.
So you, turkish entrepreneur, are amazing but please be bold!]]>

─ March 19, 2016