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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02. 02. 2011
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How to learn from mistakes by weekly analysis

From “How to win friends and influence people” by Dale Carnegie (first published in 1937): The president of an important Wall Street bank once described, in a talk before one of my classes,...

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03. 01. 2011
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How to launch your startup in 23 easy steps

1. Explore a domain at: http://instantdomainsearch.com 2. Get the domain at Google Apps: http://google.com/a 3. Login to GoDaddy to redirect the domain to your server from within Google Apps. 4. Create a virtual...

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04. 05. 2010
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Top 9 business advice from Sony's founder Akio Morita

Top 9 business advice from Sony’s founder Akio Morita

Akio Morita’s “Made in Japan” is an excellent book which was recommended to me very highly by a friend of mine. Here’s top 9 advice from the book: 1) Positioning and finding the...

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14. 03. 2010
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Abu Dhabi Media Summit 2010

I have just returned from an intense 3-day media summit in Abu Dhabi. I took some photos and tweeted from the summit, but here are some key take-aways: Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi is...

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14. 03. 2010
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The right way to build a startup

The perfect summary on how to build a startup, from Mark Suster‘s blog post on why ‘failing fast’ is a wrong mantra to instill in entrepreneurs: Define a market problem that you believe...

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13. 02. 2010
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Who Will Save The New York Startup Community?

I hear it from friends almost everyday: “Do you know some space to hold my event?” It’s a huge problem for all event organizers, who are mostly always creating these events for the...

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11. 02. 2010
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Google Buzz, Day One

Google has practically ‘infinite’ resources, an amazing, scalable infrastructure and smart people. Buzz was the obvious next  step for them combining: *Google Latitute (which is probably going to join Lively and Jaiku soon),...

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