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.

The Top Entrepreneur Articles for Weekend Reading

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-04-26

Each week we scour the web for insightful articles to share with our Founder Institute network.

This week's top articles include top tips to develop a startup idea; what startup pivoting really is and should do; a case for developing your product publically; and more.

Check out the top startup and entrepreneur articles from the week of April 20th.

Top Four Tips on How To Develop a Good Startup Idea

Budding founders on the path of entrepreneurship are more likely to create successful startups if they keep a few key ideas in mind, according to Matthew MacFarlane, investment director of Yuuwa Venture Capital. Here are MacFarlane’s four tips on how entrepreneurs can develop good startup ideas.

The Only Goal Pivoting Should Accomplish, According to Mike Maples Jr.

On this week's Mentor Minute, Mike Maples, Jr., Managing Partner of FLOODGATE, debunks the common ideas of pivoting and describes the true goal a startup should achieve by pivoting. Mike was recently ranked 14th on Forbes Magazine's Midas List as one of the top tech investors in the world.

Why you should build your product in public

Over on The Next Web, Ryan Hoover, the co-creator of Product Hunt and EIR at Tradecraft, talks about the benefits of building and developing your product in the public eye. He describes how he asked for comments from the public and received great feedback on mockups.

Things founders say to investors that are complete BS

In an going series called "Startups Anonymous" on Pando, an anonymous entrepreneur lists the common things startup founders say to potential and current investors that they consider fluff or even completely false. The writer also goes on to translate each comment into its true meaning.

It’s a f**king startup. Why are you here? -- We're here to Build

On the Betashop blog, Jason Goldberg, the Founder and Chief Executive at Fab writes a no-holds-barred look into the life at a startup and the experiences of an entrepreneur. He challenges others to reflect deeply on what their role, goal, or purpose is working on a startup company.

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