Entrepreneurship

Good time at Jason Calacanis's Founder University

Screen Shot 2018-08-19 at 4.05.49 PM.png

Got a lot out of this mini accelerator experience from Jason Calacanis, the founder of Silicon Alley Reporter (a fellow dotcom industry pub to the one I was once an editor at!) among other things, like the LAUNCH startup conference, festival, podcast This Week In Startups and LAUNCH Incubator.

I was among the 60 founders chosen from 300 applicants, and I was representing Second Screen, Inc. where I've been COO since January (icymi!). Founder University is a three-day curriculum for founders who have launched their product but haven't raised Series A. 

Screen Shot 2018-08-19 at 4.01.48 PM.png
Screen Shot 2018-08-19 at 4.01.05 PM.png
Screen Shot 2018-08-19 at 3.58.52 PM.png

Second Screen featured in Europe's leading magazine for media & entertainment industry

In January I took a cofounder & COO role in Second Screen, a mobile startup in LA's Silicon Beach that aims to become the Netflix of bite-size series. Europe's magazine for the media & entertainment industry interviewed us for their May issue when they took a look at the adoption of second screen technology and other rapidly growing areas of mobile content.

Today they made the Second Screen app their cover star. Thanks to TVB editor Jenny Priestley for the interview of Second Screen's founder & CEO Estella Gabriel.

Screen Shot 2018-04-30 at 9.38.31 AM.png

"Wouldn't the clever idea be to create an app where viewers can watch content but also comment about it?" asks TVB Europe's editor in her note prefacing the magazine.

Estella talks about social discovery: "Instead of an algorithm like Netflix has, we use a referral system. You can see what your friends are watching."

You can read the whole issue here.

SUBMIT YOUR FEATURE FILM: Second Screen is now seeking 50 founding filmmakers

Second Screen, where I am COO & Cofounder, is now accepting film submissions for consideration.

The first founding filmmaker is on board at Second Screen, and he's an award-winning ambassador for the 49 other feature makers this mobile streaming platform is now seeking, for equity! Do you know a filmmaker like Fernando Lebrija who is right for Second Screen? 

Screen Shot 2018-03-25 at 5.28.48 PM.png

FILM DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES: become a Second Screen content partner

See more by visiting the Second Screen site.

TBT, speaking at Microsoft HQ Turkey to the inaugural meeting of Turkish Women's International Network

Screen Shot 2018-02-24 at 11.03.16 AM.png

Watch the talk here, and all the talks by members of the network that aspires to become the most impactful network focusing on women in Turkey and abroad. TRWIN collaborates with companies, NGOs and individuals to amplify our collective impact and empower women to realize their potential.

I've been pleased to serve as a member of the Advisory Board of Turkish WIN since its inception.

Screen Shot 2018-02-24 at 11.13.49 AM.png