04. 02. 2014
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All you need to know about Bitcoin as a consumer

For those who don’t want to know anything about Bitcoin other than what is needed at minimum to use it: Bitcoin is a new type of currency that can be used to buy...

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07. 10. 2013
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Tools and resources for first-time entrepreneurs

This is definitely not objective, top or ultimate at all, just some people and things I know. This is what I tell my friends who ask me “How do I do a tech startup...

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21. 11. 2012
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Why Turkey is becoming the next hot startup scene

(Photo: demo of a proximity-sensor based marketing platform from office hours) I’ve just spent a week in Istanbul, attending conferences, hosting open office hours for two days, meeting with local investors and hosting...

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04. 11. 2012
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Gangnam Style Startups

I think it’s all about the approach and the beginning. If a local 34-year old rapper from Korea can make the second-most viewed video on Youtube, your startup can also make it globally....

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01. 09. 2012
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What every founder should know about convertible notes and calculating cap tables

What is a convertible note? A convertible note is a short-term loan that doesn’t get paid back like a typical bank loan, but converts into preferred shares when the company raises an equity...

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09. 08. 2012
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50th Entrepreneurs Roundtable event!

  We started in 2007 with a simple thought: how can we be useful to entrepreneurs in New York City? (Howard Morgan, First Round Capital, ER10) The goal was to have a “take-away”...

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24. 07. 2012
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How you can jump-start your local entrepreneurial community

 (ERA Winter 2012 class) Entrepreneurs Roundtable will have its 50th event next month in August, 2012. We started in 2007 and hosted a “free” event every month for entrepreneurs and investors. And we...

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09. 06. 2012
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Before “Product-Market Fit”, start with “Team-Idea Fit”

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about how the “team-idea fit” really defines a startup’s success. After making some investments through ERA (more than 30) and being fortunate enough to see and work together...

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02. 06. 2012
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How global startups can benefit from being in the US: TurkTechNet.org example

In addition to business development, securing partnership and local marketing, I believe that global startups can benefit vastly from visiting the US entrepreneurial centers, without having to move their operations. Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator(ERA)...

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15. 01. 2012
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Why you cannot outsource technology if you are not technical

Why you cannot outsource technology if you are not technical

Sounds like an oxymoron, but mostly true. You have to know technology to be able to outsource technology. Software development is more art than an exact science. There are a million different ways...

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29. 12. 2011
10 Reasons why it's a great time to be a global startup

10 Reasons why it’s a great time to be a global startup

As we are building great companies at ERA in New York City, through my international background, I am starting to notice some very strong trends and indicators that tell me it’s a great...

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24. 11. 2011
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5 Ways to Improve Your Pitches

5 Ways to Improve Your Pitches

The worst thing during a presentation is to lose your audience by making all the wrong and unfounded assumptions about how your startup will take off. Some tips to improve how you communicate...

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