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About Take Off Istanbul

Biggest free technology event in the region; Take Off is bringing together the most disruptive startups, VCs, accelerators and multinational companies from all over the world for a four day of non-stop innovation.

Being a part of Teknofest Istanbul Aerospace and Technology Festival, Take Off brought together more than 200 startups, 100 VCs and hundreds of players from the entrepreneurship ecosystem to Istanbul in 2018.

300+ Startups

The most promising 300+ global startups in 7 strategic verticals, will get on stage to pitch for the international jury, VCs and world leading companies

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200+ Investors

Pitching and networking sessions with 200+ investors, business angels, VCs and the best accelerators from Turkey, MENA, US, ASEAN and Europe.

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150+ Mentors

Take Off leading rockstar mentors from the global startup eco-system will guide and support startups covering all important sectors and industries

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100+ Corporates

Partnership opportunities with 100+multinational and regional corporate and public companies represented by innovative and digital executives

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LISTEN TO THE Event Speakers

James Killer

Founder, Edilta

Lucy Melisa

Founder, Edilta

Melisa Rock

Lead Designer, Payol

Fredric Martin

Lead Designer, Payol

Agaton Ronald

Developer Expert

Laura Bryant

Developer Expert

Devid Arone

Founder, Cards

Henri Robert

Founder, Cards

Selected Verticals

Food and Agriculture Technologies

Logistics and Smart City Technologies

Health, Sport, Wellness Technologies

Aerospace Technologies

Environment and Energy Technologies

     Finance Technologies     

Education Technology and Future of Work

     Other Technologies          

Prizes

7500 USD

5000 USD

2500 USD

To qualify, startups must be based in an approved territory and can not have previously received promotional Cloud credits outside of the free-tier offering. Additional offers may be available through our venture partners.

1-Week San Francisco Bootcamp for 15 Turkish Startups
Support with expanding in Turkey for 15 Foreign Startups
1st Place $100K Cloud Credit
2-6th Places $20K Cloud Credit
$3K Cloud Credits for 100 Selected Foreign Startups

Mentor/Speaker Submissions

We are now accepting applications and nominations for mentors and speakers. As we have limited slots available and to be aligned with our agenda, we kindly ask you to submit your applications and recommendations before 01 August 2019. All submissions will be reviewed, and submitted to organization committee on the equal basis.

Take Off Istanbul 2019 Program

The biggest free technology event in the region bringing together 1000+ Entrepreneurs, Mentors, Investors, Corporates.
Rockstar Mentors, Breathtaking Startup Pitches, Amazing Investment and Partnership Opportunities are awaiting our visitors at Take Off Istanbul 2019!

10.00 - 10.05 AM

Opening of Take Off

10.05 - 12.00 AM

1st Mentorship Session

One-to-one mentorship sessions with the leading Turkish and global mentors in different sectors

10.05 - 12.00 AM

1st Pitching Session

Training session where the startups will learn how to pitch to investors, prepare their decks and use presentation skills to attract investors

12.00 - 13.30 PM

Lunch Break

14.00 - 17.00 PM

2nd Mentorship Session

One-to-one mentorship sessions with the leading Turkish and global mentors in different sectors

14.00 - 17.00 PM

2nd Pitching Session

Training session where the startups will learn how to pitch to investors, prepare their decks and use presentation skills to attract investors

10.15 - 12.00 AM

Startup Fair - Business Lounges

Startup can get more sectoral expertise and meet more corporate executives at the sectoral business lounges

12.00 - 13.30 PM

Lunch Break

13.30 - 17.00 PM

Startup Fair - Business Lounges

Panels to address sectoral trends with participation of accelerators, investors and corporations.

10.00 - 12.00 AM

Session: Doing Business in Turkey

Session for startups on benefits of setting business in Turkey and regulations

12.00 - 13.30 PM

Lunch Break

13.30 - 15.00 PM

Corporate B2B Networking Session

One-to-one networking sessions with the chosen startups and leading multinational corporations

15:00 - 15:15 PM

Coffee Break

15:15 - 17:00 PM

Corporate B2B networking session

15.15 - 17.00 PM

Istanbul/Teknofest Tour

Close tour for all participants at Teknofest Istanbul Aerospace and Technology Festival

09.00 - 10.00 AM

Registration

10:00 - 10.30 AM

Welcoming Speech

10.30 - 11.00 AM

Keynote Speaker

11.00 - 11.15 AM

Break

11.15 - 12.00 AM

Panel

12.00 - 13.30 PM

Lunch Break

13.30 - 14.00 PM

Keynote Speaker

14.00 - 15.00 PM

Panel

15.00 - 15.15 PM

Break

15.15 - 17.00 PM

Finalists Pitching Session

17.00 PM

Awarding Ceremony & Closing

Supporters

Organizers

Partners

Sponsors

REACH US Get Direction to the Event Venue

Atatürk Airport International Departures

Yeşilköy Quarter
34149 Bakırköy/İstanbul

Programme Details

T3 Turkey Technology Team

Phone: +90 (212) 501 94 34

Email: takeoff@teknofestistanbul.org

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