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 1.000 attendees.
The program will start on the 27th of September with a 2-day intensive training for the selected startups.
The trainings will be held in the Microsoft Office İstanbul. After the trainings the startups will pitch to the jury on the 29th of September to get the pitching spots at Startup Istanbul
*Only the startups who have attended to the trainings and selected by the jury will be able to pitch on stage at Startup IstanbulStartup Application Startup Application
Startup Turkey and Startup Istanbul is organized by Etohum.
Some of the investors and companies attended in previous years.
Michael Seibel Y-Combinator & Justin.tv
Dave McClure Venture Capitalist & Founding Partner at 500 Startups
Nicolas Brusson Blablacar
Marion Gamel Eventbrite - VP Marketing
Jason Ball Investment Director at Qualcomm Ventures
Prof. Erhan Erkut MEF University
Rahul Sood Micsosoft Ventures GM / Partner
Eren Bali Udemy
Cafer Tosun SAP Strategic Research and Innovations
Andy Tsao Silicon Valley Bank - Managing Director
Sanjeet Matharu Twitter
David Lee Founder of Sha.kr
Orkun Saitoglu Paypal
Marcus Trotter Wayra
Vitaly Golomb GP - CEED Valley Ventures
Barış Aksoy 37-Ventures
Chris Rogers Lumia Capital
Yoram Wijngaarde Founder at Dealroom.co
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten The Next Web
Philipp Kandal Skobbler - Co-founder.
Mike Reiner Startup Catalyzer & Chief Wise Guy
Masaru Ikeda Co-founder, The Bridge
Tomasz 'Tomek' Danis MCI Management S.A.
Jale Akyel Ecosystem Development Manager, IBM Türk
Deborah Magid IBM Venture Capital
Mohsen Malayeri Avatech
Bas Van den Beld Founder of stateofdigital
Adam Berk Director of Entrepreneurial Science
Predrag Lucic Ecosystem Development Manager, IBM MEA
Anna Degtereva Happy Farm CEO
İhsan Elgin Girişim Fabrikası
Dimitris G. Kalavros-Gousiou Foundation
Jens Pippig ProSiebenSat
Steven Seggie Assistant Professor of Marketing - Ozyegin University
Ozan Sonmez Venture Lab Accelerator at KAUST
Kaushal Chokshi CEO Scaale Group
Carlos Conde Amazon Web Services
Ray Dargham Founder Step Conference
Ramez Mohamed CEO Flat6Labs
Omar Hassan London & Partners
Vera Shokina Partner at Runa Capital
Kamal Hassan Founder and CEO at Innovation 360
Max Gurvits VC Partner at Teres Capital
Emrah Yalaz Partner at String Ventures
Antal Karolyi Traction - Tribe
Ertuğrul Belen Business Networking Academy
Burak Büyükdemir Etohum
Istanbul, being the capital of some world’s greatest empires, presents an amazing blend of history and modernity. Today, the city is visited by millions of people 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.Learn More Learn More
Within the huge growth of Startup Istanbul, we do our best to recommend and manage hotels for our attandees. You can book from recommended hotels and rooms.Learn More Learn More
This year, we will host 1000+ participants. The venue, Lütfi Kırdar Congress Hall, is in downtown and close to hotels. Startup Istanbul takes place on one floor in 2 conference room with paralel sessions. We have planned special areas for networking and company valley.Learn More Learn More
Startup Istanbul is the leading and biggest gathering of startups, investors, VCs and tech executives from over 40 countries at Eurasia Region.