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Since 2008, Fora & Şanlı Law Office is dedicated to provide legal advice and services which look beyond the legal issues and take the business aspects for each transaction for the success of its clients for their investments and business in Turkey and MENA region. Fora & Şanlı is very well connected with the world and other jurisdictions to facilitate its clients international business.

 

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Posted by Travis Levell about 16 hours ago

What it Takes to be #1 in Your Industry

If you are a startup founder, chances are that you would like to raise significant funding, and become a successful company. But as you know, a very small percentage of companies get funded every year, and even fewer of those become successful. It is apparent that there is a large difference between companies like Facebook, Uber... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-05-01

The Right And Wrong Reasons For Becoming An Entrepreneur, According To Evernote CEO Phil Libin

The Founder Institute’s “Startup Tips and Tricks” series gives you exclusive startup video clips from the Founder Institute's worldwide network of 4,112+ mentors. For more “Startup Tips and Tricks,” visit our Startup Founder 101 YouTube Channel. In this installment of Tips and Tricks from the ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-05-01

Why Twitter, Instagram, Lyft, and Mint.com Should Have Failed

Think you have a startup idea that won't go anywhere? Think again. Many of today’s most successful companies started off with a simple, goofy, or ridiculous idea that should have failed. After all, the perception of what is a brilliant conceit and what is a stinker can change over time, and often does. Here’s what M... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-05-01

5 Ways to Scare Off a Startup Investor Panel

At the Founder Showcase we see a lot of pitches. While generally most of our founders eventually knock it out of the park, there are definitely rookie mistakes being made all the time that ultimately scare off investors.  To help our new founders avoid some of these rookie mistakes, I've listed the most common ways entrepr... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-04-30

How to Not Waste Money on Your Event Marketing

You wouldn’t embark on an online advertising campaign without defining clear goals, designing a strategy, and then evaluating your performance with metrics... right? Of course not. That would be a waste of money.  So why do most companies treat their event marketing initiatives more like “fun excursions”... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-29

FI Grads Gain Exclusive Coverage With Top Media Distributors, and more Grad news

Since launching in 2009, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,310 new technology companies across 85 cities, 40 countries, and six continents. These companies have gone on to do great things, and create over 10,000+ new jobs. Over the past week, our graduates have been featured in a variety of top media distributors ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-04-29

The Most Promising Silicon Valley Founder Institute Grads of 2014

The Founder Institute, the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, has helped create more than 150 new technology companies from its Silicon Valley chapter in just over 5 years. Since its launch in 2009, FI has contributed greatly to the local startup ecosystem while providing mentorship from some of th... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-04-29

Ask Yourself These Questions Before Becoming An Entrepreneur

The Founder Institute’s “Startup Tips and Tricks” series gives you exclusive startup video clips from the Founder Institute's worldwide network of 4,112+ mentors. For more “Startup Tips and Tricks,” visit our Startup Founder 101 YouTube Channel. In this first installment of our Showcase-edition of&... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-04-29

Founder Institute Continues Expansion in Brazil by Officially Launching Startup Program in Curitiba

The Founder Institute, the world’s largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, announced today that it is officially launching in Curitiba. After launching in Sao Paulo earlier this year, Curitiba becomes the second chapter of the Founder Institute in Brazil.  The Silicon-Valley based program decid... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-04-28

4 Pitching Secrets from an Entrepreneur Whose Company Sold for $170M

Pitching your startup is both an art and a science: not only must it be tastefully presented, but it needs a structure that addresses the important aspects of your offering. However, with the multitude of resources available, it can be difficult to determine just what your startup pitch needs. To remedy this, we’ve compil... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-04-28

Is Silicon Valley Driving Real Change? Founder Showcase to Feature True Change Agents in Tech

Silicon Valley traditionally prides itself upon driving change, but what percentage of the companies getting funded today are addressing major, global problems? How many startups are created each year that actually have a positive and meaningful impact on industries... and humanity? One could argue that the majority of companie... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-04-28

Is This the Most Difficult Question From a VC?

At the 14th Founder Showcase, Slidefish founder Neil Smith knew he would be in for a few hardball questions and some scrutiny from a panel of 5 VC judges. What he wasn't expecting, however, was getting asked one of the toughest questions of his entrepreneur journey. Tickets for the 16th Founder Showcase are on sale now, an... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-04-27

Come to a Free Founder Institute Event and Learn from Top Startup Experts

The Founder Institute hosts thousands of free startup events across the globe each year, in over 100 cities across six continents. These events are designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs improve their ideas and entrepreneurial skills, all in a low-pressure environment. At Founder Institute events, you can ... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-04-27

Cyan Banister, Javelin, K9, Version One & Expansive Ventures Sign on for the Founder Showcase

At the Founder Showcase, we invite Silicon Valley's brightest investors onstage to provide expert feedback and analysis on promising seed-stage companies. They provide the founders on stage, and in the audience, with the most recent insights on the 'fundability' of new companies, asking the key questions that any entreprene... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-04-25

Anyone Can Pitch Onstage at the Founder Showcase in Silicon Valley

Anyone who attends the Founder Showcase has the opportunity to pitch onstage to hundreds of investors and press with the CrowdPitch Competition. No other event gives attendees access to so much. Since we started the CrowdPitch Competition at the 13th Founder Showcase, all three winners have closed a significant funding round, ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-04-24

XPRIZE Chairman & CEO Peter Diamandis to Speak at the 16th Founder Showcase

The Founder Showcase, hosted by TheFunded.com and the Founder Institute, is Silicon Valley's leading seed-stage startup event. In our 15-event history, we've been truly honored by some of the names who have graced our stage, such as Elon Musk, David Sacks, and Phil Libin. Today, we are excited... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-04-24

Make Yourself Redundant as a CEO, says Manu Kumar of K9 Ventures

The Mentor Minute gives you exclusive startup video clips from the Founder Institute's worldwide network of 4,200+ mentors. For more Mentor Minutes, visit our Startup Founder 101 YouTube Channel.  In this special Investor-edition of the Minute, Manu Kumar, Chief Firestarter at K9 Ventures, explains why ... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-04-24

How to Master the Startup Pitch: Watch these Founder Showcase-Winning Pitch Videos

The Founder Showcase, an event hosted by the Founder Institute, has been helping seed-stage startups get exposure to Silicon Valley investors and press since 2009. In fact, previous contestants have gone on to raise over $355 million. While more than 900 startups have competed in the competition, just 130 have competed on stage... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-24

Network With Over 500 Leading Angel Investors at Angel Capital Expo

Angel Capital Expo, the premier gathering of the angel capital community, is bringing together investors and entrepreneurs looking for funding. Receive valuable insights around the angel investing community and connect with great companies from all over the world. The event will take place on Friday, May 1, 2015 from 7:30am - 4:... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-23

Whizmeal Teams Up With Local Schools to Create Healthy Meals For All Students

Whizmeal, an award-winning online ordering platform and healthy eating program, has partnered with West Spring Primary’s school food program. The company has established healthier lifestyles for students by promoting good nutricious eating habits among kids. The report was originally delivered in a press release titled &ld... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-04-22

HubSpot’s 5 Inbound Marketing Tips For Startups

The Founder Institute hosts webinars every month so that we can help entrepreneurs on any stage succeed. These webinars discuss a wide range of topics, bestowing global entrepreneurs with invaluable resources. RSVP TODAY for our upcoming webinar with HubSpot, "How To Market Your Startup On A Budget." This webinar will take... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-04-22

How To Win Over Angel Investors and Boost Your Brand Credibility With Just One Pitch

Founder Insight gives you feedback from the startup trenches.

From telling a stranger on the bus to pitching in front of thousands at a major competition, each and every chance one gets to pitch is golden. Not long ago, Jilliene Helman (Founder, Realty Mogul) had her golden opportunity at the 13th Founder Showcase. Read on to hear what she learned from the experience and how her pitch earned her Investments from Angels and valuable brand credibility.

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-04-22

Do you want to be a leader in your local startup ecosystem? Learn how with The Founder Institute

Do you want to be a leader in your local startup ecosystem? The Founder Institute (the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program) is on a mission to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and is looking for local startup leaders to launch new chapters around the world. Founder Institute Directors play an essential ro... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-22

Spikes Security Wins 2015 Govies Award, 2RedBeans Expands Into UK, and more Grad News

Since launching in 2009, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,310 new technology companies across 85 cities, 40 countries, and six continents. These companies have gone on to do great things, and create over 10,000+ new jobs. Over the past week, Spikes Security Wins 2015 Govies Award From 1105 Media, dating website 2... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-04-22

Gamification Expert & Serial Entrepreneur Gabe Zichermann to Speak at the 16th Founder Showcase

The Founder Showcase, hosted by TheFunded.com and the Founder Institute, is Silicon Valley's leading seed-stage startup event. In our 15-event history, we've been truly honored by some of the names who have graced our stage, such as Elon Musk, David Sacks, and Phil Libin. Today, we are excited to announce ou... (more available)

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