Istanbul #2


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Share your idea, build your team and get to work: life is short, so why wasting time? Give all you’ve got and create a new business from scratch in a weekend. In a unique atmosphere, people from various backgrounds come together and develop early business concepts.

Mentors with proven experience in start-ups will guide you with first-hand tips on how to make a successful business. By Sunday, you’ll have the foundations for a functional start-up: the projects developed during the weekend will be evaluated by a panel of judges.

You can either pitch your own business idea or help a presenter develop their idea. From business guy to programmer to designer – everyone is welcome!



16:00 - 17:00


17:00 - 18:00


18:00 - 18:15

Welcome speech & Rules of the House – Cagdas ONEN

18:15 - 18:30

Startup Live Accelerator & Pioneers Festival - Guney KOSE

18:30 - 19:00

Elevator Pitch Training - Ozan SONMEZ

19:00 - 19:30


20:00 - 21:00

Pitching (90 seconds max. No Visual)

21:00 - 21:30

Team Building Workshop – Ahmet YARDIMCI

21:30 - 22:00

Team Picking

22:00 - 22:30

Work work work!

09:00 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:15

“Creative Thinking” Workshop – Selim OZTUNC & SAVAS BALABAN

10:15 - 10:45

Business Model Canvas – Marius STARCKE

10:45 - 13:00

Work with your mentors

13:00 - 13:45


13:45 - 16:30

Work with your mentors

16:30 - 17:00

Free time At BAM (Beyin Arındırma Merkezi)

17:00 - 18:00


18:00 - 22:00

Work work work!

09:00 - 09:30


09:30 - 11:00

Working time

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:45

Final work on your concept, mockups, prototypes, last minute feedback session

12:45 - 13:15

Pitch Training

13:15 - 14:00


14:00 - 16:00

Preparing for the presentation

16:00 - 18:00

Final Presentations

18:00 - 18:20

Coffee Break

18:20 - 19:00

Winner Announcement & Speeches

21:00 - 23:59

After Party


City Partners

Ayşe İnal
General Secretary, Galata Business Angels
Burak Yaman
Coordinator, Koc University Incubation Center
Erkan Tas
Corporate Entrepreneurship & Startups Manager, Former Mobile Wallet M-Commerce Manager TURKCELL
Gökçe Avcısert
Business Analyst, TRPE Venture Partners
Gülsüm Çıracı
Managing Partner, Startupbootcamp Istanbul
Hasan Yaşar
Managing Partner,
Marius Starcke
Strategic Supporter and Active International Mentor Over the last few years, Marius has mentored in many Startup Live events in all over Europe. Being one of the founders of StartEurope in 2009, he is also one of the original founders of AustrianStartups in 2013. Marius has a long career in entrepreneurship boards and strategic consultancy. He was a strategic consultant on Roland Berger Consulting Company and has supported Pioneers, as host of one of the largest start-up festivals in Europe.
Numan Numan
Managing Director, 212
Ozan Sönmez
New Ventures Accelerator Lead, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Sami Eyidilli
Digital Marketing, Türk Ekonomi Bankası
Selçuk Ergin
Founder, Boza Bilişim
Toot Shani
Consultant and PS Trainer, TSH Consulting 10 yrs in entrepreneurship & business and +20 yrs in performing arts, Toot as a startup mentor sharpens both your core business & storytelling skills. Expert for: Business models; strategy; competitive analysis; diversification; pitch training; public speaking; creative advises; asking really great questions.
Ugur Akdemir
Founder & Creative Director, Lemonat Studio
Çelik Ören
CEO & Co-Founder, İninal
Alemşah Öztürk
Galata Business Angels Member / Chief Happiness Officer & Founder, 41? 29!
Didem Altop
Managing Director, Endeavor Türkiye
Orkun Tekin
E-founder & Business Angel, Serial Entrepreneur
Ozgur Bayraktar
Founder & CEO, Bayraktar & Partners VC
Rima Erdemir
CEO, Medyanet
Tolga Güreş
Managing Partner, TRPE Venture Partners
Smartenergy - 2nd place
Foxinhome - 3rd place

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2 tickets for the Pioneers Festival
1-day training by MedyaNet for the top three teams
For the 1st Team, 1.500 TL worth of pre-paid card by İninal
For the 2nd Team, 1.000 TL worth of pre-paid card by İninal
For the 3rd Team, 500 TL worth of pre-paid card by İninal
Free pre-paid card for all participants by İninal
Box of business cards (100 cards) for all participants by bi'dolubaskı


Contact person

Çağdaş Önen
Marketing Manager, Yandex

Cagdas is the Marketing Manager at Yandex in Turkey, and is a Turkish business professional with intensive experience in advertising and marketing. He is also acting as a consultant for start-ups on getting funding from VCs and angel investors, creating “Proof of Concept (POC)” and “Minimum Viable Product (MVP)” and assisting them in their marketing efforts. Cagdas studied Civil Engineering at the Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul and received his Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) in Istanbul Bilgi University in 2007.

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