MENTORSHIP AND TRAINING

2 DAYS OF TRAINING
On 6-7th of October, 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. 2 full days, startups will get the chance to work with the best mentors. In the end of second day, a special dinner event will be organized for startups and mentors.


DEMO DAY - Investor Only Pitching Day
On the 8th of October, 50 selected startups will pitch to 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 10th of October.
MENTORS
  • Christopher Schroeder
    Author - Startup Rising
  • Elmira Bayraslı
    Author - From The Other Side of The World
  • Adora Cheung
    Partner - Y Combinator
  • Sam Mallikarjunan
    Principal Marketing Strategist - HubSpot
  • Ozan Sönmez
    Managing Director - T-Jump Startup Hub
  • Ali Bora İşbulan
    General Manager - TAV Operations Services
  • Mark Little
    VP - Twitter
  • Yousef Hamidaddin
    - MENA Innovation
  • Amal Dokhan
    Chief Program & Startup Experience Designer - King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • Fares Ghandour
    Partner - Wamda Capital
  • Bora Savaş
    Founder & CEO - Zebramo
  • Bill Kenney
    Founder - Test My Pitch
  • Arjun Arora
    Partner - 500 Startups
  • Kyra Davis
    Director of Academic and Government Relations - LaunchPad Central
  • Allen Taylor
    Managing Director - Endeavor
  • François Gilardoni
    Member of the Board at e-GTSA - e-GTSA
  • Murat Şahin
    CEO - SecureDrive
  • Jad El Boustani
    - Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP)
  • Khaled Talhouni
    Managing Partner - Wamda Capital
  • Steven Seggie
    Associate Professor - Özyeğin University
  • Bora Kızıl
    Co-founder - Ezako
  • Michael Anderson
    Founder - The Executive JOY Institute
  • Jake Disraeli
    - LaunchPad Central
  • Sharif El-Badawi
    Partner Lead - VCs and Startups - Google
  • Onur Aydın
    Strategy & Business Development & E-Commerce Vice President - Boyner
  • Deniz Tunçalp
    Chief Marketing Officer - İTÜ ARI Teknokent
  • Kıvanç Onan
    General Manager of Turkey, Middle East & North Africa - PayPal
  • Rina Onur
    General Partner - 500 Startups Istanbul
  • Gökçe Tabak
    COO - GMY - İTÜ ARI Teknokent
  • Anil Advani
    Managing Partner - Inventus Law
  • Jeremiah Gardner
    Author - The Lean Brand
  • Tiese Manigo Gilardoni
    Founder - Media duMonde
  • Joshua Burke
    Foreign Commercial Officer - US Commercial Service
  • Kıvanç Arkaç
    CEO - Foodonclick.com
  • Burak Büyükdemir
    Founder - Etohum
  • İhsan Elgin
    Founder - Startup Factory