A lot of water has flowed under the Bosphorus Bridge since my last post. I feel I may have left some of you in a quandary (or not) as to my whereabouts or as to the status of Grandstanding Traction. Let us just say that children have an interesting way of slowing down your life and its direction, in addition to a move State-side - the bay area of San Francisco.
Needless to say, I never felt like I needed to shut down the blog, as I still feel that some of the links to various Turkish VC and Private Equity organizations are in dire need from outside Turkish borders and to be located in one place with pivotal news of the region. In addition, most of my posts attempted to accumulate as much factual evidence in the news concerning the particular PE/VC event of the day, and is still a useful resource for the proper timeline of history and for posterity.
So, in this post, I turn to you - the reader. I need your help in updating Grandstanding Traction. Since my last post, I'm sure a lot has changed, improved, been built, or failed during my hiatus. Consider this a sort of wiki. I ask you to fill me in. If you know of any organization that should be listed here or should no longer be listed here, I urge you write in, leave a comment in the comment thread, and help me update the site. What Turkish VC funds have been established? What conferences are soon to be held in Turkey or neighboring countries? What vast private equity deal, VC funding or fund establishment has changed the landscape of the Turkish entrepreneurial environment? What of the Technoparks? How has the Turkish economy changed in the last decade, or has it?
For a quick refresher, see Grandstanding Traction's original thesis - my first post. Also, for a quick history lesson, a quick Google search reveals this essay by Venturing Mind.
Once again, please let me know of any changes and updates of VC/PE firms in Turkey to the current Turkish environment. Please let me know if you have an upcoming event, business idea, or partnership idea that you would like to see posted live. As well, if you would like to get in touch, my usual contact information is in the right sidebar. Many best regards towards the future.