Leading Startup
Event in Eurasia

1-5 October 2015, Istanbul, Turkey

STARTUP ISTANBUL 2015 CHALLENGE WINNERS

Very Best of Startups in Eurasia

Startup Istanbul is the leading startup event which brings together founders, investors and executives in the region. It's a gathering of the leading startups, internet companies, business angels and venture capitalists from Asia and Europe.

Istanbul is the perfect setting for a tech conference for Digital Minded Companies, Ventures and Startups with global ambitions in the region. This event is made of networking. Hours of networking with best founders, executives, entrepreneurs and investors all around the region.

This year’s event will have more than 100 selected startups and more than 1.500 attendees.

100+ STARTUPS
40+ COUNTRIES
1500+ ATTENDEES
200+ INVESTORS
THIS YEAR'S SPEAKERS
  • Steve Blank
  • Erhan Erkut
    Vice Rector
    MEF University
  • Dave McClure
    Founding Partner
    500 Startups
  • Morten Lund
    Chairman Board of Directors
    CapitalAid Ltd
  • Elmira Bayraslı
    Author
    From The Other Side of The World
  • Teruhide Sato
    Founder
    Beenos
  • Prof. Hans Wissema
    Author
    ‘’Towards the Third Generation University’’
  • Aurore Belfrage
    Co-founder Wrapp, Angel Investor and Early Stage Startup Advisor
  • Fadi Bishara
    Founder & CEO
    Blackbox
  • Vera Shokina
    Silicon Valley Bank
  • Andrew Tsao
    Managing Director
    Silicon Valley Bank
  • Ross Kingsland
    CEO
    Inception Business Solutions
  • Amal Dokhan
    Chief Program & Startup Experience Designer
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • Christopher Schroeder
    Author
    Startup Rising
  • Nick Tommarello
    Founder & CEO
    Wefunder
  • Ferruh Gürtaş
    Corporate and Government Affairs Director, Intel Middle East, Turkey & Africa
    Intel
  • Philip Auerswald
    Founding Executive Director
    Global Entrepreneurship Research Network
  • Andrea Barrica
    Venture Partner
    500 Startups
  • Steli Efti
    CEO
    Close.io
  • Allen Taylor
    Managing Director
    Endeavor
  • Luke Sequeira
    Co-Founder
    FleetRover
  • Ray Dargham
    Founder & Curator
    STEP Conference
  • Brett Nakatsu
    Director of Expansion
    UP Global
  • Ozan Sönmez
    New Ventures Accelerator
    KAUST
  • Charley Haley
    Special Counsel
    Cooley LLP
  • Said Hassan
    Acceleration Manager
    Gaza Sky Geeks
  • Adam Berk
    Lean Startup Expert
    Neighborrow
  • Marc Nager
    Chief Community Officer at Techstars
    Techstars
  • Ed Roberto
    VP of Middle East and Africa at Techstars
    Techstars
  • Barış Aksoy
    Investor
    37 Ventures
  • Vivek Boray
    Startup Lawyer & Facilitator
    Inventus Law
  • Ahmad Sufian Bayram
    Regional Manger
    Techstars
  • Erik Anderson
    Startup Wise Guys
  • Selcuk Atli
    Founding Partner
    500 LABS
  • John Shewchuk
    Technical Fellow
    Microsoft
  • Said Rahmani Khezri
    CEO & Founder
    Sarava
  • Ussal Şahbaz
    Program Director
    TEPAV
  • Ertuğrul Belen
    Founder
    Networking Academy
SOME OF THE PREVIOUS SPEAKERS
  • Dave McClure
    Founding Partner
    500 Startups
  • Michael Seibel
    Partner
    Y Combinator
  • David S. Rose
    CEO
    Gust
  • Rahul Sood
    General Manager
    Microsoft Ventures
  • Ezequiel Vidra
    General Partner
    Google Ventures
  • Mike Butcher
    TechCrunch
    Editor at Large
  • Andrew Tsao
    Managing Director
    Silicon Valley Bank
  • Boris Veldhuijzen Van Zanten
    CEO
    TheNextWeb.com
  • Kaushal Chokshi
    Founder & President
    Scaale Group
  • Adam Valkin
    Partner
    General Catalyst Partners
  • Erhan Erkut
    Vice Rector
    MEF University
  • Christopher Rogers
    General Partner
    Lumia Capital

BIGGEST NETWORKING EVENT

in the region with 1.500+ attendees

INVESTORS FROM LAST YEARS
Startup Turkey and Startup Istanbul is organized by Etohum. Some of the investors and companies attended in previous years.

STARTUP CHALLENGE

On 1-2-3rd of October, selected 100 startups will get together at Istanbul and meet best mentors from mainly US and Europe. On 3rd of October, 50 startups will pitch to the jury and top 15 will be selected for the final event.

On 5th of October, 15 startups will be on the stage at Lutfi Kirdar Convention Center. All venture capitals and angel investors will be there to listen to the presentations.

ISTANBUL

UNITES EUROPE AND ASIA

Istanbul being the capital of some world’s greatest empires presents an amazing blend of history and modernity. With its key location situated between Europe and Asia, and its 18.000.000 habitants, İstanbul is an important center for many sectors. Today the city is visited each year by millions of travelers who come to catch a glimpse of its ancient city walls, enchanted churches, palaces and mosques, while savoring the delightful tastes of the city’s rich cuisine. İstanbul offers an unforgettable experience with its colorful daily life and dynamic nightlife.

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Learn More About Startup Istanbul
Startup Istanbul is the leading and biggest gathering of startups, investors, VCs and tech executives from over 40 countries in Eurasia, to learn more please downlad the pdf.