The pioneering event of Lean Startup Circle Dubai held on May 29th, 2013 introducing entrepreneurs with the Lean Startup Methodology concepts and defining the future initiatives of the group.
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Steve Blank (author of The Startup Owners Manual) and George Zachary (partner at Charles River Venture Fund) in a February 2013 fireside chat at Startup Grind.
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October 22, 2014
Technology entrepreneur turned venture capitalist Peter Thiel has a simple message for startups who don’t have a durable long-term business plan: “It’s not enough for your company to take over the world,” he said. “It has to last.”
The San Francisco-based co-founder of PayPal Inc. was in Austin to promote his new book, “Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future,” and spoke to an audience of about 160 people at the Capital Factory downtown.
In 2002, eBay Inc. bought PayPal for $1.5 billion. Thiel, who is estimated by Forbes to be worth about $2.2 billion, is now an outspoken advocate for entrepreneurship and innovation. He has caused a measure of controversy along the way by encouraging young people to forgo college to launch their own ventures.
About Capital Factory
Capital Factory is the entrepreneurial center of gravity in Austin, Texas. Located in the middle of downtown, Capital Factory has 50,000 square feet full of startups and entrepreneurs. Take classes to learn the skills that startups need, attend meet ups to find a co-founder, rent a desk for your startup or apply for funding and mentorship in the Incubator.
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Cem Sertoglu of Earlybird Ventures discusses how the MENA and Turkish ecosystems have changed since last year’s Webrazzi Summit.
Earlybird Ventures has invested in Peak Games and, as an Angel Investor, Sertoglu has invested in Yemek Sepeti. He explains that Turkey is becoming a hub for new startups in the region and discusses how Turkish startups are expanding into MENA.
Some companies choose to grow their own brand by expanding into the region organically. Others choose to partner with local companies who better understand trends in the MENA region.
He also discusses the types of businesses that Earlybird Ventures tends to invest in. Since individual country markets in MENA often have very different rules and ecosystems, he explains that Earlybird tends not to invest in e-commerce platforms that require shipping across borders. Instead, Earlybird finds gaming and digital media companies more attractive, especially with MENA’s continued interest in Turkish television series and other media.
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Join: http://StartupWithMax.com. It is an initiative to declare St. Maximilian Kolbe a patron saint of start-ups and entrepreneurs. Father Kolbe was a person whose resourcefulness and perseverance should be a model for every modern businessperson to follow. Even under the most difficult circumstances, he showed the importance of determination, proactivity, a zeal for work and a vision of future actions.
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Region Manager of the Turkey, Middle East & North Africa at PayPal Kıvanç Onan, was one of the attendees at Startup Turkey this year.
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If you’re an entrepreneur at any stage of your journey, or even an aspiring one, and you need money to start or grow your business, this new MOOC from the University of London is for you. Join John Mullins, Associate Professor of Management Practice at London Business School, for this online course launching on Coursera 12 April 2016.
Join now: https://www.coursera.org/learn/startupfinancewithoutvc
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Brennan McEachran, CEO & Founder, SoapBox, grew up skateboarding. It’s a sport filled with failure. Brennan relates how he leveraged lessons learned about grit, iteration and risk-taking into his career as an entrepreneur.
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