Istanbul is considered as a bridge between Asia and Europe and has a rich culture that is blend of history and modernity. The number of people Istanbul attracts every year makes it the perfect setting for a large scale startup event.
Startup Istanbul brings together founders, investors and executives in the region. It’s a gathering of the leading startups, internet companies, angel investors and venture capitalists from Asia and Europe. The event’s main focus is on networking. Hours of networking with some of the best founders, executives, entrepreneurs and investors from all around the Eurasia region. This year’s event will host more than 100 startups from 40+ countries, 200+ investors and around 1500 people in attendance.
The five-day event will be held from 1 – 5th October. The first two days are specifically for training. 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. 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.
This time around Startup Istanbul team will also be visiting Pakistan soon. Applications are currently open, register your startup now!