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About Harun

Co Founder of Mintia. Curious mind on the path of truth. In love with art, fan of the wire, curb your enthusiasm enthusiast, avid cinephile and street art hunter!

Mintia’s founders & Google for Entrepreneurs to help startups improve their PITCHing skills

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In the spirit of the Global Entrepreneurship Week, Google for Entrepreneurs along with Harun Osmanovic and Przemyslaw Stanisz, the Co-founders of Mintia and more recently NorthStar Consulting, are organizing a 10 workshop training to help startups in Poland improve their pitching skills.
“We have many startups with great technical skills here in Malpolska, say Paulina Mazurek, head of the Google For Entrepreneurs program in Krakow, but they need to know how to sell their ideas better in order to compete on the international stage”PITCH! logoThe workshop will include basic sales techniques, public speaking tips, powerpoint and video presentation advice and more related trainings.

“We also wanted to invite guest speakers, says Przemyslaw Stanisz the Founder of, because having different point of views is crucial to grow. We’re happy so many great people are ready to help”.
The guest speakers will include:

Ken Globerman, MBA, founder of Global Group Ventures and business consultant with a specialty in corporate finance and private equity, will give startups advice on how to pitch to investors
Czysta Reforma (, the independant Theatrical troupe from Smolensk street in Krakow will give the participants a workshop about body language
ISTV ( the movie production startup from Krakow will give advice on video editing and how to make powerful video presentations.
Livia Smatralova, the Slovak representative of NorthStar consulting, a PhD student in applied Mathematics and Sales Director will teach startups how to use metrics to monitor sales.
Katarzyna Gola from Flowbox feels that “having initiatives like these will really help the whole community to grow on the international stage”
The program is completely FREE but the spots are limited to 10 companies. To sign up for the program the entrepreneurs have to fill the following form and send a 1min video about them or their product: Sign up here
For more information: Visit the Facebook page
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Florida Atlantic University found a sponsor for its stadium… For-Profit Prison group GEO

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A quite amazing and remarkable news has come out this week. Florida Atlantic University who invested a lot of money in building a new stadium needed a corporate investor… Well the call for bid came to a conclusion and the winner is: GEO Group, a for-profit prison group! 

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What’s worse than being hacked? Being fake! #MTVHack

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Have you ever watched a concert or any other performance that was so bad, that you felt bad for the performer, you empathise with them… because of how pitiful it is!
That’s how I felt watching MTV’s fake hack stunt yesterday…

Here’s more details about this case study “Marketing Don’ts”. Earlier that day, Burger King’s twitter account (@BurgerKing) was hacked. Mostly it was harmless, and I would argue that it created positive PR for Burger King. The photo profile photo was changed for a Mc Donald’s one, and the comments included things like:

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Shooting a promotional video for CeBIT

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Last Friday we got the visit from Monika & Piotr, from Red Brujah, who were sent by PARP (the Polish agency for enterprise development) to shoot a promotional video of Mintia.
We had lots of fun shooting it, there might even be some bloopers and behind the scenes that are coming your way in the next few days.
The video will be shown at CeBIT, Hall 11, but you can still visit us at our stand Hall 5 (A56).

See you in Hannover (If you don’t have your entries yet, we have some invites left so leave a comment here or send us an email:

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Pepsi does the Harlem Shake

It has been on the interweb for a few days now, and it’s already a HIT!
The Harlem Shake, this dance that was initiated by some Australian Randomness aficionados flamed up the social networks and has been imitated by offices and people from around the world… We’ve seen the Norwegian Army doing it, The progressive online news show The Young Turks and many other random lovers!

But Pepsi is the first brand to use it to its advantage with a video that shakes up its drinks! Not sure you want to drink those afterwards!

We might do one in the office today… But I still have some Lobbying to do. Maybe you could help me lobby… so Like this if you want to see a video of Mintia Team going wild!

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Mintia’s going to CeBIT 2013!

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Mintia will be exhibiting at CeBIT 2013 in Hannover from March 5th to March 9th. CeBIT is one of the most important IT trade show. So you don’t want to miss it!

You are obviously invited to pay us a visit, Hall 5 (A56). They’ll be gummy bears and nice goodies to win!
If you do not have a ticket for the show, we’d love to invite you. please contact us on First come first served basis : )

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Is Crowdsourcing the real winner of Super Bowl XLVII?

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This year’s edition of the Super Bowl was a very unique one. Not only because the per minute price for a commercial spot was the highest in history, not even for the fact that it had the highest viewing peek with over 164 million people tuning in to at least six minutes of the game, neither for the reunion of the Destiny’s Child which might or might not have caused a 34 minutes power outage (a lot of electricity needed to lip sync the songs?? Zing!) making this “Blackout Bowl” the longest running with 4h14min. Not saying that none of that played into making this SB unique, but what we want to point here is the amazing number of companies who decided to run campaigns based in part or only on crowdsourcing!

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The Disappearing Package: Eco friendly design

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The incredible and ever increasing amount of domestic waste caused by useless packaging is one of the main ecological problems that we’ll have to tackle pretty soon.

Design student and packaging design freelancer Aaron Mickelson realized that. He presented a Masters thesis that is as ambitious in the intent as brilliant in the execution: “The Disappearing Package“.

The idea is to find ways to get rid of the extra paper, cardboard that has no other use than brand recognition.

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The Super Bowl: Sporting event or Marketing event?

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Why not both? We at Mintia definitely don’t mind watching all those cuts in between two adverts!
Truth is, this IS the single most viewed sporting event in the USA but can any of you recall the winner of last year’s game? On the other hand can you recall the Terry Tate Rebook ad, where he’s tackling people to increase office productivity? Bet you can!

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Mother of Keyboards !

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You know how they say “Designers know what we need better than we do”? Well here is a great example of that.

Maxim Mezentsev and Aleksander Suhih designed this amazing E-inkey Keyboard concept. It goes a little like this: you can choose ink screens as keybord buttons and can change the layouts or customize the keys depending on which software you are using. On the pictures below you can see an example of the display on the board under Ai, but really the potential for this is huge.

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