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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.

BIGGEST NETWORKING EVENT
in the region 4000+ attendees
500+ STARTUPS
80+ COUNTRIES
4000+ ATTENDEES
500+ INVESTORS

Startup Istanbul is the leading startup event which brings together founders, investors and executives in the region.

The event is an exclusive gathering of the leading startups, internet companies, angel investors and venture capitalists from Europe and Asia. This year, 500 startups, 500 investors and 4000 attendees will come to Istanbul to join the event. Some of them are reaching their dreams: previous year’s winner of Startup Istanbul Challenge - connected2.me received an investment from 500 Startups and relocated to Silicon Valley.

This event is made of networking. Every person you meet can give you inspiring ideas, valuable advices and opportunities for collaboration. You can find your investor, your mentor or the right startup to join or invest in. The only thing you need is energy and passion for entrepreneurship. Speed Networking is the best way to meet an inspiring blend of startup founders, entrepreneurs, executives and investors, who are coming from 80 different countries.

Startup Turkey and Startup Istanbul events are organized by Etohum. Some of the investors and attending companies from previous years are: MasterCard, PayPal, Intel Capital, Google Ventures, 500 Startups, Accel Partners, and Simile Ventures.

WHO WE ARE?

Etohum is the leading startup accelerator and seed investor in Turkey. Every year, Etohum is selecting the most promising startups from more than 3500 applicants. These teams are trained and mentored for a period of 3 months. Etohum works with world class mentors, including advisors from San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, the heart of entrepreneurship.

Etohum organizes the biggest and most impactful entrepreneurship dedicated events in Turkey. Startup Istanbul and Startup Turkey are the two of them.

Every year in February, Startup Turkey meets thousands of people in Antalya for 3 days of networking, challenges, great foods and fun.

Startup Istanbul is the biggest final of the year for startups around the region.

Etohum works with world class mentors, including advisors from San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, the heart of entrepreneurship.

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