Speakers all over the world

Top-tier speakers join Startup Turkey every year to influence the hearts and minds of the tech lovers from all around the globe.

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Meet our speakers who made Startup Turkey the most attractive tech event of the region

Salman T Jaffrey

Salman T. Jaffrey is the Chief Investment Officer at Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures (also known as Wa’ed Ventures), a $200 million venture capital fund established by Saudi Aramco.

Amy Cosper

Amy Cosper is the former Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur magazine. She has been reporting and commenting on the world of entrepreneurship for 12 years.

Magnus R. Gaarder

Magnus co-founded the VC fund Cidron Ventures and is the founder of nFront, bringing capital, software development and strategy support to companies across various stages of development.

Mathew G. Johnson

Mathew was a partner at 500 Startups for 4 years and was an original employee at Socrata, a successful enterprise software company based in Seattle.

Startup Turkey 2019 Speakers & Juries

  • Salman T Jaffrey
    Chief Investment Officer
    Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures
  • Amy Cosper
    (Former) Editor in Chief
    Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Magnus R. Gaarder
    Founding Partner
    Cidron Ventures
  • Merilin Lukk
    Startup Visa Project Lead
    Startup Estonia
  • Tala Al Jabri
    non-executive Board Director
    Ento Capital
  • Alexey Menn
    General Partner
    Begin Capital
  • Erik Azulay
  • Levent Zağra
    Assistant General Manager
  • Ozgur Altan
  • Gwendolyn Regina
    Entrepreneur in Residence, Angel Investor
    Entrepreneur First
  • Ali Karabey
    Managing Partner
    212 VC
  • Michael Finkbeiner
    Managing Director
    Legwork Venture Groupe
  • Felipe Millan
    Community Development Manager
    Twilio Inc.
  • Mathew G. Johnson
    Former Partner
    500 Startups
  • Anirudh Damani
    Managing Partner
    Artha Venture Fund
  • Atıl Erken
    Managing Partner
  • Wael Aburida
    Managing Partner
    Halo Investments
  • Sohail Gondal
    Founder & Managing Partner
    Endeavor Venture Partners
  • Kei Hareyama
    CEO Founder
    Rock Climbing Partners
  • Ozan Sonmez
    Managing Director
    Growth Circuit Accelerator & VC
  • Arnaud Castaignet
    Head of Public Relations
    Estonia's e-Residency
  • Bill Kenney
  • Pawel Bochniarz
    ASI Valuetech Seed Fund
  • Doris Kaiserreiner
    Wizards at Work GmbH
  • Michael Idah
    Capstone Venture Partners
  • Paulo Bilezikjian
    Managing Partner
    H+B Capital
  • Rıdvan Uçar
    Assistant General Manager
  • Sukru Haskan
    Managing Partner
    H+B Capital
  • Alexander Pak
    Investment Director
    TMT Investments
  • Lewa Abukhait
    Chief Investment Officer
  • Anil Joshi
    Managing Partner
    unicorn India Ventures
  • Karina G. Shevchenko
    Founder and CEO
  • Dmitry Demidenko
    CEO and founder
    Skif Ventures
  • Roberta Rudokiene
    Head of Startup Lithuania
    Startup Lithuania
  • Liisi Org
    Startup Ecosystem Development Manager
    Startup Estonia
Our speakers consist of known experts in the field with years of experience. To be considered for the upcoming event as a speaker, simply complete the brief speaker application.