MENTORSHIP AND TRAINING

2 DAYS OF TRAINING
On 1-2nd of October, selected 100 startups will get together at Istanbul and meet best mentors from mainly US and Europe. Every startup will pitch to the mentors and get feedback. 2 full days, startups will get the chance to work with the best mentors. In the end of second day, a special dinner event will be organized for startups and mentors.


Demo Day - Investor Only Pitching Day
On the 3rd of October, 50 selected startups will pitch to the jury at the room full of investors. Only investors are invited to the demo day. In the end, top 15 will be selected for the finals to pitch on the Startup Istanbul stage on 5th of October.
MENTORS
  • Erik Anderson
    - Startup Wise Guys
  • Didem Ün Ateş
    Business Development & Strategy Advisor - Microsoft Ltd.
  • Onur Aydın
    Strategy & Business Development & E-Commerce Vice President - Boyner
  • Burak Büyükdemir
    Founder - Etohum
  • Fadi Bishara
    Founder & CEO - Blackbox
  • Adam Berk
    Lean Startup Expert - Neighborrow
  • Ozan Sönmez
    New Ventures Accelerator - KAUST
  • İhsan Elgin
    Founder - Startup Factory
  • Ege Ertem Özerk
    Senior Director Business Development - Intel
  • Andrea Barrica
    Venture Partner - 500 Startups
  • Aurore Belfrage
    Co-founder Wrapp, Angel Investor and Early Stage Startup Advisor -
  • Kıvanç Onan
    - PayPal
  • Elmira Bayraslı
    Author - From The Other Side of The World
  • Barış Aksoy
    Investor - 37 Ventures
  • Tristan Kromer
    Lean Startup Coach & Advisor - TriKro LLC
  • Selcuk Atli
    Founding Partner - 500 LABS
  • Ross Kingsland
    CEO - Inception Business Solutions
  • Steven Seggie
    Associate Professor - Ozyegin University
  • Moises Santana
    Doctorant - Universitat of Barcelona
  • Malcolm Duerod
    Owner - Duerod Consulting
  • Tuba Tereklı
    Co-Founder & CEO - Qotuf Alriyadah
  • Nick Tommarello
    Founder & CEO - Wefunder
  • Steli Efti
    CEO - Close.io
  • Justin Cannon
    - Everyart.com
  • Utku Azman
    Managing Director of EMEA - Citus Data
  • Eamonn Carey
    Entrepreneur in Residence - TechStars
  • Federico Guerrini
    Contributor - Forbes - Zdnet - La Stampa