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 Register

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.

Startup Application

Startup Turkey 2019 Winners

This 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

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

Full of Connection and Inspiring

Here is what you can expect from Startup Turkey


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.


Invited only investors and corporates meet with selected startups


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.

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