Why This New Chatbot Is More Likely To Get You Promoted Than Fired

Confession: For the past several months I’ve been furiously coding away on a new project as part of HubSpot Labs. It’s called GrowthBot. It’s a chatbot for marketing and sales people — and anyone looking to grow a company (like startup folks). The launch has gone well, and my bot is currently happily handling thousands of messages. […]

Young Startups Will be Incubated in Istanbul

ICYF and Istanbul Technopark Signed an MoU to Create Synergy Together for Young Entrepreneurs The Young Business Hub (YHB) is a multi-phase innovation program designed to boost more innovation within young entrepreneurs of priority OIC member states. In line with this, on the 5th of November, 2020 ICYF signed a cooperation agreement with Technopark Istanbul to host young entrepreneurs and startups from […]

Turkish vocational schools help fight against virus

Dozens of vocational schools in Turkey have joined forces and begun producing essential items in the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic, becoming one of the most important actors of the country as the outbreak continues to spread and claim lives. An article written by Deputy Minister of Education Mahmut Özer was published on April 18, outlining the role of Turkish […]

Startup PR Tip: To Get Press, Don’t Pitch Your Product

Entrepreneurs that are looking to get attention from bloggers and journalists will often pitch their businesses themselves or though a PR agency. It’s sad that most of those pitches fall flat and are likely to be completely ignored. A waste of time and money for everyone. For example, here’s a pitch from a PR professional. I’ve changed […]

Customer Success In A Pandemic

Corporations coming out of the woodwork to address any crisis often seem disingenuous and opportunistic. Yet this doesn’t seem to have tempered the enthusiasm of any marketers when it comes to blasting out emails about their response to COVID 19… If you’re a startup founder, you are likely thinking you would still like to have […]

5 Key Concepts for a Smart Startup Pricing Strategy

  One of the things that often gets lost in the shuffle (and really shouldn’t) is the startup’s pricing strategy. Too often the task of pricing is left to the very end of a product launch, but entrepreneurs should really take the time to build a thought-out pricing plan to achieve larger goals for the […]

How to Deal With Your Co-founder Leaving Your Startup

Choosing the right co-founder is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your startup’s life. The individual you bring on board is more than just a business partner; they’re someone with whom you plan to cultivate a long-term relationship. But, as with any relationship, your partnership with your co-founder may ultimately not work […]