PROGRAM

  • 1 OctoberThursday
  • 2 OctoberFriday
  • 3 OctoberSaturday
  • 5 OctoberMonday
Time Event
09:00 - 12:30 Mentorship
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 17:00 Mentorship
19:00 - 21:00 Boat Tour
Time Event
09:00 - 12:30 Mentorship
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 17:00 Mentorship
Time Event
09:00 - 12:30 Closed Startup Pitches
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 17:00 Closed Startup Pitches
19:00 - 21:30 VIP Dinner
5 OCTOBER PROGRAM MAIN HALL
Venue: Lutfi Kirdar Congress Center, Harbiye – Taksim
Master of Ceremonies Aurore Belfrage
Time Event
08:00 - 08:30 Registration - Coffee and Tea
08:30 - 10:00 Speed Networking (B Hall)
10:00 - 10:05 Welcome
10:05 - 10:15 Opening Speech Prof. Erhan Erkut
10:15 - 11:00 Fireside Chat: Prof. Erhan Erkut - Steve Blank
11:00 - 11:20 Dave McClure - 500 Startups
11:20 - 11:40 Morten Lund - Angel Investor
11:40 - 12:10 Christopher Schroeder - Author of ‘Startup Rising'
12:10 - 12:30 Fireside Chat: Aurore Belfrage - Teruhide Sato - Beenos Founder
12:30 - 12:50 Prof. Hans Wissema, Author of Towards the Third Generation University
12:50 - 13:10 John Shewchuk – Microsoft
13:30 - 14:00 Short Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:15 Steli Efti - Closio Founder
14:15 - 14:30 Ross Kingsland – CEO Inception Growth
14:30 - 14:45 Elmira Bayrasli - Author, 'From The Other Side of The World'
14:45 - 15:00 Andrea Barrica - 500 Startups 'From Vitamin to Painkiller: Story of inDinero'
15:00 - 15:15 Nick Tommarello - Wefunder
15:15 - 15:35 Panel: What It Takes to Build a Startup City?
Moderator: Federico Guerrini
Panelists: Andy Tsao, Allen Taylor, Sertac Fuad Karaağaoğlu
15:35 - 15:50 Philip Auerswald – Global Entrepreneurship Research Network – Founding Executive Director
15:50 - 16:05 Burak Aydın - Intel Turkey GM
16:05 - 16:25 Panel: How to build a startup outside of the Silicon Valley?
Moderator: Aurore Belfrage
Panelists: Vivek Boray, Charles Haley, Chris Knappick, Luke Sequeira
16:30 - 17:50 Startup Istanbul Challenge Finals
Moderator: Prof. Erhan Erkut
Jury: Steve Blank, Dave McClure Teruhide Sato
17:50 - 18:00 Award Ceremony
18:00 - 18:15 Closing talks and networking
5 OCTOBER PROGRAM B HALL
Venue: Lutfi Kirdar Congress Center, Harbiye – Taksim
Master of Ceremonies Ozan Sönmez
Time Event
08:00 - 08:30 Registration - Coffee and Tea
08:30 - 10:00 Speed Networking - Ertuğrul Belen
11:00 - 11:05 Welcoming – Ozan Sönmez
11:05 - 13:00 Techstars MENA Community Summit
• Edward Roberto - VP, Middle East & Africa Techstars
• Brett Nakatsu - Director of Expansion at Techstars
• Ahmad Sufian Bayram - Regional Manager MEA at Techstars
• Marc Nager - Chief Community Officer at Techstars
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Ask Dave McClure – Question and Answer Session
14:30 - 14:50 Ask Christopher Schroeder – Question and Answer Session
14:50 - 15:10 Amal Dokhan – KAUST - Program Development Management
15:10 - 15:30 Panel: How to create a successful ecosystem in MENA?
Moderator: Ussal Şahbaz
Panelist: Ray Dargham, Tuba Terekli, Hasan Haider, Ferruh Gürtaş
15:30 - 15:50 Selcuk Atli - 500 Startups Entrepreneur in Residence
15:50 - 16:10 Panel: The Future of Startup Accelerators
Moderator: Adam Berk
Panelists:Ozan Sönmez, Erik Anderson, Barış Aksoy, Andrea Barrica
16:10 - 16:30 Ask Silicon Valley Bank - Vera Shokina, Andy Tsao
16:30 - 16:35 Closing - Ozan Sönmez