Welcome to the Startup Istanbul Media Centre

Startup Istanbul has unique opportunities for journalists since hundreds of entrepreneurs and investors from USA, Europe, and Asia come together under the roof of this event and share their knowledge. Startup Istanbul calls all the tech journalists so that they could experience the new solutions for the further development of the ecosystem.

18-21 October 2019 In the center of the world, Istanbul

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Previous Years Media Coverage


Startup Turkey, in its 8th year, reveals a vibrant Turkish startup ecosystem. Entrepreneurs from across Turkey and neighboring countries descended upon the Mediterranean resort town Antalya this late last month to pitch their ideas at Startup Turkey.

TRT World

Hundreds of teams with new business ideas from across the world are at Startup Istanbul showcasing their products and pitching to investors. The event is now in its 5th year and as Mobin Nasir reports it is helping turn Istanbul into a hub for startups from Turkey and other countries.
Five social networks pitching for lifelines at Startup Istanbul. Startup Istanbul takes place today, 30 September. One day ahead of the event more than 60 startups gathered in Microsoft's Turkish headquarters to pitch to a team of mentors and investors.
The congregation of Turkish and regional entrepreneurs (from Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Egypt, Greece, Jordan, Lebanon, Uzbekistan) stormed Antalya, on the Mediterranean coast for two and a half days of pitches and panels.

CNN Turk

This year TOBB Startup Istanbul hosted 4000 participants from 63 countries between 6-10 October. Cash Basha from Jordan won the first place, while Innovera Labs from Turkey took the second place. Pobuca became the third best startup of the event.
Let's make Istanbul a regional startup hub

The founder and CEO of Doğan Online and hepsiburada.com Hanzade Doğan Boyner stated that startup Istanbul was a very important event that would pave the way for Turkey becoming a global center for entrepreneurs.

CNN Indonesia

11 Local Startups are Ready to Fly to the Global Event in Istanbul

Bekraf (The Creative Economy Agency) is bringing local startups to the Istanbul Startup because the annual event became a forum for the gathering of thousands of world-renowned startups and investors. Also Startup Istanbul is quite important because the global startups and investors are invited in the Eurasian region.
At Startup Istanbul – an annual event bringing together startups and investors from across Europe, Asia and the US – where fifteen entrepreneurs presented with many looking visibly uncomfortable when the timer was up and the judges each had their share of grilling the entrepreneurs on business models, finances and customer acquisition strategies.
The most important startup event of Eurasia, TOBB Startup Istanbul is bringing together the best internet startups, investors and professionals for the 4th time.

Pakistan TV

Gohar Munir Interview on Pakistan TV


The Startup Turkey conference kicked off in 2009 as an intimate networking event for Turkish entrepreneurs. Since then, it’s morphed into a showcase for tech startups in a sprawling region spanning from Pakistan to Greece and claiming more than 750 million inhabitants.

Hurriyet Daily News

Three winners from Jordan, Turkey and Greece are selected from 15 finalists that were narrowed down from dozens of other innovative projects shortlisted at Startup Istanbul, a venue for new business.

Step Feed

Fouad Jeryes, the founder of e-commerce startup Cash Basha, won first place at Startup Istanbul. The competition started with more than 25,000 startups from around the world and only 100 were called to compete in Istanbul. Cash Basha allows people in the Arab region to shop through Amazon without a credit.
10 Armenian startups will participate in Startup Istanbul Regional Forum on October 6-10 with the support of Public Journalism Club (Armenia) and TEPAV Foundation’s (Turkey) Mutual Visits of Businessmen project.
Companies from Jordan, Pakistan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Iran were among the more than 100 Internet startups at this year's Startup Istanbul event on Sept. 30. It was Iranian entrepreneurs' first time competing on an international stage.

Fortune Türkiye

We are determined to support startups!
The president of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey stated that TOBB and Etohum had joined forces to make Istanbul a global entrepreneur hub and added that Startup Istanbul was the first step in this direction.


TOBB Startup Istanbul held in Volkswagen Arena with more than 4,000 attendees and 1,000 startups from 63 countries. As a result of the jury voting, Cash Basha from Jordan won the first place, while Innovera Labs from Turkey took the second place. Pobuca became the third best startup of the event.


Go out, know the world!

Recognized as Silicon Valley's one of the most important opinion leader, famous entrepreneur and author Steve Blank was hosted at Startup Istanbul as one of the keynote speakers inspiring startups.


‘Startup Istanbul’ - Leading Tech Conference for Digital Minded Companies in Eurasia

A lot of other companies will be coming in the event as attendees. Big enterprises and MNC’s such as Ebay, Turkcell, Yandex, Bla Bla Car, Intel, P&G, Samsung, Twitter, Facebook, ING Bank and Amazon are expected to take part in the conference.


The entrepreneurs from all around the world attracted by the investors took important steps on the way of being a global startup.
Recognized as Silicon Valley's one of the most important opinion leader Steve Blank said that relevent ministries should rule out the bureaucracy and make thinks easier in order to make Turkey a center of biggest entrepreneurship center of Middle East and Eurasia.

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