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Building Startup Foundation: Perspectives from an Investor vs Entrepreneur | Alper Celen, Enhance Ventures

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What are the key elements to navigate your startup success?

Join us in our latest podcast episode with Alper Celen, Founding Partner at Enhance Ventures, as he shares his journey of venture building, exploring the challenges of a startup in different maturity stages before exit and strategies accelerating business growth. 

🔍 Key Topics Covered:

  • Guiding startups through the future of finance and commerce 
  • Building a strong startup foundation: identifying and engaging key stakeholders
  • Global rise of venture capital, fueling a robust startup ecosystem

Buckle up to listen to this captivating podcast as we delve into Alper’s venture-building experience and position yourself as a dynamic entrepreneur in this rapidly evolving digital economy.

Episode Guest

Alper Celen

Founding Partner at Enhance Ventures

Alper is the founder of Enhance Ventures and a pioneer of venture studios in the Middle East region. Alper’s impact extends worldwide, where he serves as a Board Member of the Global Startup Studio Network (GSSN) and Master Instructor of Studio Boot Camp by GSSN. He’s also known as #studioman his nickname in the ecosystem of venture studios. 

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Podcast hosts

Ronit Ghose

Ronit Ghose is the lead author of Citi’s GPS Bank of the Future and FinTech report series – the first edition has had more than 250,000 downloads making it the most read report ever published by Citi, and one of the most read FinTech reports ever published. Since joining Citi in 1997, Ronit has covered banks in the Americas, Asia and EMEA. He is the Global Head of Future of Finance in Citi Research. He is also an Advisory Board Member at the Centre for Finance, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. Ronit previously worked at the British Bankers’ Association and as a research assistant in Parliament. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford, a postgraduate diploma from the University of London and is a CFA charter holder.

Gaurav Dhar

Gaurav Dhar is the CEO of the Payments Solution Provider Marshal in Dubai. Gaurav has been working at Marshal for over 19 years now He strives to continually be on the frontier of building FinTech ecosystems and solutions. His personal time is spent on working with and investing directly in innovators, with a view to the future of Fintech both locally and globally via his cache of relationships which include VCs, incubators, accelerators, and start-ups and Angel Syndicates. In his position as a board member of the MENA FinTech Association and several advisory positions to international family offices, start-ups, and funds, he looks to grow the relationships within the FinTech and start-up ecosystem to contribute towards the education of budding disruptors and eventually the growth of economies and the job market where possible in the MEA Region and abroad.

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