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About Semantic Based Personalized Event Recommendation Site.• Founded in 2010• Got Investment Found by Aksoy Internet Ventures (Owner of sahibinden.com)• Beta Launched in April 2011.• 6 people (2 from EMU-Computer Engineering)• Commercial launch in November 2011 in Turkey and US don’t forget to sign up at us.dakick.com ;)
Entrepreneur makes his/her own way Just ride the car
Common Characteristics of Entrepreneur work on uncertain environments patient manage & lead team risk taker commercial intelligence
Types of Digital Entrepreneurs dealer enforced businessman tech innovator
Motivations Behind itInternal Reasonsseeing common characteristics ofentrepreneurs in yourselfExternal ReasonsNot ﬁnding a jobUnsuitable with Corporate LifeBored with Corp. LifeBored by bossTo get richTo want entrepreneur’s lifestyle
Myths about Entrepreneurship x born to be an entrepreneur x entrepreneurs are richer than corporate workers x risk is very high for every entrepreneurs x all entrepreneurs make disruptive innovations x successful entrepreneurs has always good CVs x successful entrepreneurs has good business plans x entrepreneurship is directly related with age x if idea is unique and good, project will not fail! x entrepreneurs are happier than corporate workers!
Why you should not be an entrepreneur ? • if you think that it’s show-off business • if you think that it’s the best way to be rich! • if you’re not a risk taker • if you have a family and you have a stable life and your family don’t want to take risk • if you have no capital • if you don’t like your company • if you don’t want to manage and lead teams
Why you should go to Investors ? your project investor
Survival Guide • Lower your expectations • don’t go to investors when you think that it’s the only chance to survive • be ﬂexible • don’t take critisicm personally • know what you want from investors
When to go to an Investor ? • best time to go to an investor is when investor has searching for an entrepreneur to invest! • when an investor exits from another project, he/she has some funds to invest! • know which investor invests in which markets!
engineer an engineer can make a venture a king or a sink don’t try to learn everything! just learn learning & researchingmake a tiny working project to proove that you can ﬁnish a project yourself.