Sabanci University

Sabanci University is ranked the top private entrepreneurial university in Turkey according to Turkish Ministry of Industry and Trade.  The university hosts the SUCOOL Preincubation Center that supports early stage entrepreneurs and also supports Founder Institute by shared resources, network and providing space.

 

Fora & Şanlı Law Office

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.

 

Microsoft Turkey

Microsoft is a strategic partner for promising startups around the world focused on business growth & development, industrial strength technology and beautiful usable products. Build locally, scale globally. We help smart companies take flight.

Why Buffing Up on Your History Can Save Money and Boost Your Credibility, by Derrick Oien

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-03-22

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For every founder, familiarity with your market is an absolute must. In this talk from the Los Angeles Founder Institute, Derrick Oien provides a wealth of resources for founders doing market research. He says that before you get serious about your startup, understand your market and most importantly, know your competitors. If you misstep during your research, you could be out months of time and millions in capital.

Derrick Oien is the President and CEO of ScoreStream, a mobile app that allows you to share sports scores with friends and family. He is also a mentor for the Los Angeles Founder Institute, which is currently accepting applications for the Spring Semester.

Derrick advises founders to begin designing their product based on what has and hasn’t worked for similar companies. Knowing what happened in the past, he says, will not only give you credibility with investors, but you will also avoid making critical errors.

To hear more great insights from Derrick, follow him on Twitter @derrick and apply to the Los Angeles Founder Institute where he will be mentoring this Spring.

 

                                

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