// Mixpanel implementation The Mentoring Club - Erdinç Koç
Erdinç Koç

Erdinç Koç ✓ certified mentor

✓ certified mentor
Head of MediaTech Hub Accelerator Hasso-Plattner-Institute

About Me

Head of the MediaTech Hub Accelerator at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Potsdam / Berlin, Germany. Before I worked at APX by Axel Springer & Porsche and Rocket Internet in Berlin.

Over the past years, I have advised more than 100 early-stage startups on fundraising and helped them to raise Venture Capital successfully.

Founder Library (Database & Toolkit)

Providing founders with curated Venture Capital fundraising resources available in one place. The toolkit & database contains 1.900 articles and 3.000 investors from the startup & investor community.

Fundraising Topics

01. Questions Before You Start Fundraising

02. Founder Mindset & Traits

03. Venture Capital Dynamics

04. Fundraising Benchmarks & Statistics

05. Fundraising Preparation

06. Fundraising Materials & Tools

07. Connecting With Investors

08. Investor Startup Selection Framework

09. Due Diligence, Deal & Closing

My Mentoring Topics

  • Fundraising
  • Public Funding
  • Investor Database
  • Pitch Deck
  • Pitch
  • Venture Capital
1.September 2022

Great session. I liked how engaging the participants led to customized content. Please consider slides with less text and speak a little more slowly - I was trying to take some notes, but we were moving kind of fast :)

29.August 2022

It was very interesting and your knowledge is wonderful. I hope that you allow me to review all the material that i understand it was imposible to see it in 1 and half hour

29.August 2022

Thank you Erdinc for helping us to understand fundraising efforts. You have given us valuable insights about fundraising. I like the part when you answers questions with scenarios that most founders come across during this process.

19.August 2022

It was really helpful. thank you so much for taking out your precious time and doing mentoring with me yesterday as what we discussed regarding fundraising was very informative . Infact, you encouraged me to look out for some other avenues to build skill in this space. I strongly recommend Erdinc for his wisdom and learnings.

18.July 2022

The session was super useful, I have a lot of homework to do from what Erdinç taught me today, so helpful to have the opportunity to talk to someone who is so knowledgeable about start-ups and the fundraising process. Will definitely look to contact Erdinç once again, after I have reviewed all the material he shared with me.

22.June 2022

Very helpful advice and willing to share information. We appreciated the tips regarding the green tech networks and hope we can continue to rely on your willingness to help new start-ups.

21.April 2022

Our session was very useful for me. Erdinç was the first person I consulted and I didn't regret it at all. Everything was clear and to the point. And the fact that I left with a bundle of information to sort out and act on was doubly valuable. I will definitely contact again as soon as I have moved on from my current position. Thank you!

23.March 2022

Thank you so much! The links and the best practice tips are very helpful.

23.March 2022

Great session.

Erdinç took the time to understand the challenge and provided valuable feedback.

Now I have a broader perspective and a couple of practical ideas I can test.

I highly recommend scheduling a session with Erdinç.

11.March 2022

It was amazing talking to Erdinc. I could feel his passion for entrepreneurship and he is very generous to provide resources and constructive tips to help people set their foot into the startup ecosystem. For those who are interested in the topic startup, I highly recommend you to approach him. Thank you Erdinc.

27.January 2022

This was a great mentoring session. Erdinç was very generous with his expertise and time.

14.December 2021

Lieber Erdinç,

vielen Dank für deine Zeit, dein wirklich hilfreiches Feedback und auch dein Angebot, sich in Zukunft mit Fragen an dich wenden zu können.

Ich kann jedem, der Fragen hat zu den Themen, mit denen du dich beschäftigst, von ganzen Herzen nur empfehlen, hier eine Sitzung zu buchen.

Du bekommst von Erdinç wirklich sehr hilfreiche Vorschläge, um deine Idee voranzubringen.

Mein Tipp an die Sitzung mit Erdinç ist eine gute Vorbereitung, worüber du mit Ihm sprechen möchtest.

Mit lieben Grüßen


23.November 2021

Hallo Erdinc,

nochmal vielen Dank für dein Feedback deine Ratschläge heute. Nach unserem Gespräch habe ich direkt losgelegt zu recherchieren und habe bereits jetzt schon sehr viel Neues über die Thematiken die wir besprochen haben erfahren. Auch danke für dein Angebot, auch in Zukunft für Feedback und einen Austausch bereitzustehen!

Liebe Grüße,


20.November 2021

Yes, incredibly - I most appreciate your no BS approach and the advice regarding my startup idea and to focus on networking and getting to know the key players in Berlin's mental health startup scene.

10.November 2021

The session was extremely helpful; Mr. Koc made sure to answer all my questions and to also give valuable resources about the Venture Capital Industry. I especially appreciate the effort he put into answering everything in a very detailed, comprehensive way.

For anyone interested in diving into the Venture Capital world: Mr. Koc is the best guide on this platform!

27.October 2021

Absolutely, Erdinç I was very grateful for your time and how engaged you were in understanding our challenge. I'm looking forward to our next conversation 🙌

27.October 2021

It was a nice session. I got help in all my questions related to the steps to be taken to take my startup journey to the next level. Erdinç is very knowledgeable and a good listener and points out to great knowledge sources. Looking for to connecting with him again.

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