Today me and some other members from ComSoc attended ER Istanbul #10, which was held at Microsoft Turkey office. The aim of this event is to bring investors and entrepreneurs together to share ideas, find investments and advertise already founded start-ups. It includes presentations from investors and pitch-it sessions.
Our aim at this event was to do some networking. We easily found Microsoft Turkey office located in Levent, which by the way is much bigger than I expected. Most of attendees were graduates with few university students. All pitch-it presentations were made by Bogazici University students.
The interesting fact was that the language was English, even though 95% of attendees were Turkish. I guess this due to international roots of this organization. Some of speakers had difficulties explaining their projects in English, so we decided that official language of our event will be Turkish, providing interpreters in some cases.
In summary, we made some useful contacts and decided to present our organization at following ER Istanbul events.