Demo Day of Outstanding Startups

Startups are the stars of this show. They will shine on stage with their quickfire pitches. The audience is made of invited-only investors, corporates and tech companies who look forward to listening to the most promising startups coming from all around the globe.


Join now this spectacular show in the most beautiful city of the world.

26-29 April 2019 In the center of the world, Istanbul Ticket Request

Are you ready to challenge up at Startup Turkey?

Top startups will meet world class mentors, investors, companies and media in Startup Turkey. The most promising startups will be selected to join this demo day and they will pitch on stage.

Invited-only investors, VCs, accelerators and tech companies’ executives will be there to meet the outstanding startups.

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Startup Turkey 2018 Winners

Last Year's Finalists

David Rose
What you're seeing here at the Startup Turkey, is showing that this is becoming a regional center for entrepreneurship. — David Rose, Founder of GUST

Speakers in Startup Turkey 2018

  • Fadi Ghandour
    Executive Chairman
    Wamda Group
  • Yousef Hamidaddin
    Innovation & Accelerator Advocate
    Out of the Box Unit
  • Evan Burfield
    Cofounder
    1776
  • Alex Salkever
    Co-Author
    “The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Can Change the Future”
  • Deniz Tunçalp
    Chief Marketing & Operations Officer
    ITU ARI Teknokent
  • Bill Kenney
    Founder & Client Advocate
    MEET
  • Ertugrul Belen
    Founder
    BNA - Business Networking Academy

Previous Years Speakers, Mentors & Investors

  • David S. Rose
    CEO
    Gust
  • Chris Skinner
    Chairman
    The Financial Services Club
  • Sebastiaan Vaessen
    Head of Strategy
    Naspers Group
  • Hasan Haider
    Venture Partner
    500 Startups
  • Omar A. Syed
    Partner
    Abraaj Capital
  • Mike Butcher
    Editor at Large
    TechCrunch
  • Khaled Talhouni
    Managing Partner
    Wamda Capital
  • Faruk Eczacıbaşı
    Vice President
    Eczacibasi Holding
  • Andrea Barrica
    Venture Partner
    500 Startups
  • Jeff Burton
    Strategic Advisor
    BitDegree
  • Mudassir Sheikha
    Co-founder / CEO
    Careem
  • Martin von Haller Groenbaek
    Partner
    Bird & Bird
  • Christopher Schroeder
    Author
    Startup Rising
  • Teruhide Sato
    Founder
    Beenos
  • Ross Kingsland
    CEO
    Inception Business Solutions
  • Serdar Kuzuloğlu
    Founder
    Mserdark Consultancy
  • Nick Tommarello
    Founder & CEO
    Wefunder
  • Marie Paoli
    Director of Partnerships Programs
    Blackbox
  • Fadi Bishara
    Founder & CEO
    Blackbox
  • Issa Aghabi
    Venture Capital
    IFC World Bank
  • Fares Ghandour
    Partner
    Wamda Capital
  • Federico Guerrini
    Contributor
    Forbes - Zdnet - La Stampa
  • Kaushal Chokshi
    Founder & President
    Scaale Group
  • Alexander Konoplyasty
    Managing Partner
    Buran Venture Capital
  • Kentaro Sakakibara
    CEO
    Samurai Incubate
  • Ari Korhonen
    CEO
    Lagoon Capital
  • Anil Advani
    Managing Partner
    Inventus Law
  • Bill Kenney
    Founder & Client Advocate
    MEET
  • Ramzy Ismail
    Program Manager
    Techstars
  • Hasan Aslanoba
    CEO
    Aslanoba Capital
  • Aamer Khan
    Entrepreneur, and Technologist
    U.S. Diplomat
  • Chad Kaul
    Senior Director
    Blackbox
  • Yousef Hamidaddin
    Innovation & Accelerator Advocate
    Out of the Box Unit
  • Sam Mallikarjunan
    Principal Marketing Strategist
    HubSpot
  • Jon Crawford
    Founder
    Storenvy
  • Samar Singla
    Founder and CEO
    Jugnoo
  • Numan Numan
    Managing Director
    212 Capital
  • Nazareno Mario Ciccarello
    Professor of Entrepreneurship
    IE Business School
  • Barbaros Özbugutu
    Co-Founder & CEO
    iyzico
  • Yunus Emre Güzer
    Founder & CEO
    PayU
  • Roger Cowdrey
    Team Leader
    GOPA Turkey

Full of Connection and Inspiring

Here is what you can expect from Startup Turkey

Excursion

We know it's never enough for Istanbul. Enjoy Bosphorus with a private boat tour.

Demo Day

Selected startups pitch to the investors and corporates on a private demo day.

Networking

Invited only investors and corporates meet with selected startups

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, Istanbul 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. Istanbul offers an unforgettable experience with its colorful daily life and dynamic nightlife.

Previous Sponsors & Partners

Main Sponsor

Partners

Official Airline

Turkish Airlines is the official airline of “Startup Turkey” and special discounts are offered on certain booking classes. In order to proceed with the online booking tool for Turkish Conventions please visit the Turkish Conventions website and use the event code “102TKM18” under delegate section.