About The Event

Biggest technology and startup event in the region. Join us among 200 startups, and 100+ VCs and accelerators all around the world. We are bringing together the most disruptive startups, VCs, accelerators, multinational companies and regional public companies for a four day innovative event in Istanbul.

TEKNOFEST Istanbul Aerospace and Technology Festival, the first technology and aerospace festival ever held in Turkey, along with 20+ partners including private companies, government bodies, media outlets, and academic institutions. As a side event of the festival, an international start-up summit will be organized

“Take Off” is soliciting interest from startups, investors and corporations invested in the following 5 strategic sectors:

1. Energy and Environmental Technology
2. Health and Wellness
3. Logistics, Space Technology and Defence
4. Education
5. Agriculture and Food

WHERE

New Istanbul Airport
Istanbul, Turkey

WHEN

Thursday to Sunday
September 20 to 23, 2018


10 best startups from Turkey will go to San Francisco

15 best startups from other countries will be settled in Istanbul

Networking opportunity with 200 start-ups, 100 VCs, and 150 corporations across the world

Startups

Meet more than 200 Startups in strategic verticals from all around the world;

Four days of non-stop networking with investors, potential partners and other founders like. Get on stage to pitch your startups for the international jury team and world leading companies. No stands and boots, we leave it in your hands.

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Investors

Pitch to more than 100+ investors, business angels, VCs and the best accelerators from Turkey, MENA and Europe;

Explore what is the next big thing; and discover new investment opportunities with an early access to the most disruptive startups in selected industries. Meet more investors and VCs in the region and communicate with potential partners.

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Corporates

Partner with 150+ corporate representatives from the multinational and regional public companies. Selected industries to be represented by innovative and digital leads;

Explore innovative solutions and technologies disrupting your industry today to be ready for tomorrow. Supporting startups visualize the future of your sector and start materializing your ideas quickly and effectively.

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"Take Off" What to expect

Energy and Environment Tech; Education; Logistics, Space and Defence; Health and Wellness; Agriculture and Food.
Rockstar
Keynotes
Amazing
Panels
Breathtaking
Pitches
Live
Interviews

Summit Schedule

  • Day 1

    September 20, 2018

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    Main Stage

  • Energy and Environmental Technology Startups 1-20
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    Startup Stage 1

  • Logistics, Space Technology and Defense Startups 1-20
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    Startup Stage 2

  • Health and Wellness Startups 1-20
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    Startup Stage 3

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    Main Area


  • Energy
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    Startup Stage 1

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    Startup Stage 3

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    Startup Stage 2

  • Energy and Environmental Technology Startups 21-40
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    Startup Stage 1

  • Logistics, Space Technology and Defense Startups 21-40
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    Startup Stage 2

  • Health and Wellness Startups 21-40
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    Startup Stage 3

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    Main Area

  • Day 2

    September 21, 2018

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    Main Stage

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    Startup Stage 1

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    Startup Stage 1

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    Main Area


  • Day 3

    September 22, 2018

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    Main Stage

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Investors and Accelerators

 

Startups

 
 

Organizers

Location

Istanbul New Airport, IGA, Istanbul, Turkey

İmrahor Mahallesi, Ulubatlı Hasan Cd. No:255, 34283 Arnavutköy/İstanbul

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Join us for free. Register now and get your early bird ticket today. Watch in live for the keynote and our amazing pitches. Discoverer the opportunities of the biggest startup event in the region.