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Global Connectivity and Expansion: Nevada & Istanbul

12 Mart, 2022 @ 11:00 - 13:00 EEST


Are you a startup looking to expand in the United States and want to know the legal ins and outs and the economic incentives? Are you a student interested in learning more about the University of Nevada, Reno and the Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship?

Fark Labs will host a delegation from Nevada including a law firm, Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development and startups interested in learning more about the Turkish startup ecosystem.

The event will include:

  • The legal ins and outs of the US for startups – Jakub Medrala, Founder of Medrala Law Firm
  • What Nevada has to offer for startups – Dr. Pawel Pietrasienski, Director of International Trade at the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development
  • Global entrepreneurship and collaboration – Professor Mehmet Tosun, The Özmen Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nevada – Reno
  • Innovation at Fark Labs and the Turkish startup ecosystem – Ahu Serter, Founder of Fark Labs
  • Short pitches by startups from Nevada and Turkey
  • Networking

Startups from Nevada include:

About Ahu Serter – Fark Labs

Ahu Serter is a serial entrepreneur and investor. She is also President of Fark Holding, a 50-year-old family enterprise specializing in the automotive and white goods sectors, and founder of Arya Women Investment Platform and the global innovation hub Fark Labs. Ahu’s multipotentiality has fueled her vision to design a better version of the future by transforming legacy businesses. Thus, as the second generation leading Fark Holding, she cultivated a dual transformation approach by encouraging new business lines, incentivizing intrapreneurship, and founding its corporate venture capital arm, F+ Ventures. This quickly paved the way for the company to nurture spin-offs, new ventures, and strategic partnerships. Under her leadership, Fark Holding has been named one of the 20 most innovative companies in Turkey by Forbes. Ahu is one of Turkey’s 50 most powerful women according to Fortune and the recipient of the Enterprising Women Award in the $100 million+ category in the US.

About Dr. Mehmet Serkan Tosun – University of Nevada, Reno

Dr. Mehmet Serkan Tosun is the Director of the Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship and International Business Programs in the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is also a Professor of Economics and the Barbara Smith Campbell Distinguished Professor. Dr. Tosun received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. He also has a B.A. in Economics from Bogazici University in Istanbul and M.A. in Economics from Boston University.

About Jakub Medrala – The Medrala Law Firm, PLLC

Jakub Medrala is the founder of The Medrala Law Firm, PLLC. Jakub combines pragmatism, knowledge and dedication to deliver innovative, cost-efficient, and extremely effective solutions for his clients. Being Jakub’s client means having someone who will take care of your problems and just make it happen. Jakub represents businesses and individuals in matters primarily related to all aspects of personal injury, business law, civil litigation, real estate law, and employment law.

About Pawel Pietrasienski Ph.D. – International Trade for Nevada GOED

Pawel Pietrasienski serves as the Director of International Trade in The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development International Division and Coordinator of the Nevada Global initiative – a structured recruiting platform that leverages GOED’s extensive contacts around the world with the purpose to recruit foreign companies that will invest in Nevada, provide jobs, and transfer technology. He is also a member of the Nevada District Export Council (nomination of the US Secretary of Commerce) helping Nevada’s SMEs in their export opportunities.


12 Mart, 2022
11:00 - 13:00 EEST


Fark Labs, 42 Maslak
İstanbul, Türkiye

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