Tag Archive: Gülin Yilmaz

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    by Angie Chang

    Startup Lesson: Talk To Customers Before Building Anything

    Through her research, Gülin not only isolated the trend toward automation within the industry, but addressed demand by developing a product that would eliminate outages due to human error.

    By Sramana Mitra (Founder, One Million By One Million)

    In our One Million by One Million (1M/1M) global virtual incubator, we always advise entrepreneurs to talk to customers BEFORE building anything. We ask them to do as much research as possible. Some listen, some don’t.

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    by Angie Chang

    3 Secrets To A Happy Marriage With Your Co-Founder

    Establishing a relationship in which one bug can’t crash the system.

    By Claire McDonnell & Gülin Yilmaz (Co-Founders, Awardly)

    Marriage counseling is a multi-billion dollar industry for a reason. It’s hard to make a long-term committed relationship work. Yet while there’s a whole industry dedicated to decreasing the divorce rate, you don’t hear too much about making another kind of partnership work. You know, the kind where you spend way more time together than you do with your respective life partners and constantly contend with high stress situations: your co-founder relationship.

    About a year ago, we began one of those relationships full of high hopes, despite a somewhat wacky courtship.