Week Two in Istanbul

After our first week of exploring far and wide in Istanbul, week two was more focused on connecting professionally with each other and the local community.

Cassie lead a group of people on a tour of the Eaton plant in Istanbul.  

Andrew lead the first week of the newly formed Remote Accelerator.  The plan is to have a weekly meeting where Remotes bring their projects and get feedback, thoughts and advice from the community.  This week we started with a tutorial on the Lean methodology and practiced creating business model canvases.

And more amazing durum...

Remotes working in the lobby of our building.

Some Remotes went to the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Istanbul pitch event. Several startups pitched their ideas to a professional panel with the hope of being selected for a first round interview with Entrepreneur Roundtable Accelerator in New York City.

We hung out at the Kolektif house more this week, connecting with their community of creators and enjoying their beautiful space.

Jessie and Joe served as mentors offering questions, feedback, advice, and critiques on 10 startup's pitches as they compete to get into the finals for a chance to join to the IBM SmartCamp Accelerator program in the IBM SmartCamp Istanbul Semi-Finals at Starter's Hub.

A few Remotes went to Cappadocia, famous for hot air balloons and cave villages.

Remotes Checking out the Art International Festival, where you are part of the art.

Turkish coffee fortune telling.

Colors everywhere!

Remote Year band had a little jam session to end the week on Sunday.  Deciding between a few names, what do you like better, Remote Control or The Remotes?