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.

14-16 April 2020 In the center of the world, Istanbul

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

2019 All 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
  • Salman T. Jaffrey
    Salman T. Jaffrey Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures Chief Investment Officer
  • Merilin Lukk
    Merilin Lukk Startup Estonia Startup Visa Project Manager
  • Amy Cosper
    Amy Cosper Entrepreneur Magazine (Former) Editor in Chief
  • Magnus R. Gaarder
    Magnus R. Gaarder Cidron Ventures Founding Partner
  • Tala Al Jabri
    Tala Al Jabri Ento Capital Non-executive Board Director
  • Alexey Menn
    Alexey Menn Begin Capital General Partner
  • Erik Azulay
    Erik Azulay Nexus Director
  • Levent Zağra
    Levent Zağra Tüpraş Assistant General Manager
  • Özgür Altan
    Özgür Altan PEVCRE Investor
  • Gwendolyn Regina
    Gwendolyn Regina Entrepreneur First Angel Investor
  • Ali Karabey
    Ali Karabey 212 VC Managing Partner
  • Michael Finkbeiner
    Michael Finkbeiner Legwork Venture Groupe Managing Director

Previous Venture Capitals

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

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.

Sponsors & Partners in 2019