Prizes

"$100K Google Cloud Credits" Winners

"$20K Google Cloud Credits" Winners

"1 Week San Francisco Bootcamp" Winners

"Monthly $1000 support with expanding" Winners

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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Startups

Click on the Vertical to see the startups

Food and Agriculture Startups

Health, Sport, Wellness Startups

Environment and Energy Startups

Education and Future of Work Startups

Logistics and Smart City Startups

Aerospace Startups       

     Finance Startups              

     Other Startups                  

Food and Agriculture Technologies

Health, Sport, Wellness Technologies

Environment and Energy Technologies

Education Technology and Future of Work

Logistics and Smart City Technologies

Aerospace Technologies

Finance Technologies

Other Technologies

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.

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 - 10.15 PM

Opening of The Event - (main stage)

10.15 - 12.00 PM

Mentorship Session - (hall 2)

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

10.15 - 12.00 PM

How To Pitch? Training Session - (main stage)

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 and Networking - (lunch hall)

14.00 - 17.00 PM

Mentorship Session - (hall 2)

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

14.00 - 17.00 PM

How To Pitch? Training Session - ( main stage)

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

18.00 - 20.00

Networking Cocktail at The Event Venue - (lunch hall)

Networking cocktail at the event venue where startups, mentors and participants can know each other in relaxed environment.

10.00 - 12.00 AM

Startup Fair

Partner Presentations
10:00 - 10:30 SAP Sponsor Panel
10:40 Soft Tech
10:50 Turkish Airlines
11:00 TAV
11:10 Albaraka Türk
11:30 MediaMarkt RetailTech
11:40 Aselsan
11:50 Ministry of Health

12.30 - 13.30 PM

Lunch Break - (lunch hall)

13.30 - 17.00 PM

Startup Fair - (hall 2)

Partner Presentations
13:30-14:00 Tarnet Sponsor Panel
14:00 Baykar
14:10 EsinAv/Baker McKenzie
14:20 Innoenergy
14:30 TÜBİTAK
14:40 Yıldız Holding
14:50 Bayer Grants4Apps
15:00 Google
15:10 Havelsan
15:20 GenerationS RVC
15:30 Arçelik Garaj
15:40 Ernst&Young
15:50 Is Bank
16:00 Sanofi
16:10 KWORKS
16:20 Turkcell
16:30 Here Technologies
16:40 BRISA
16:50 Atlas Global
17:00 Oracle
17:10 BTM
17:20 Samsung

10.00 - 12.00 AM

Session: Doing Business in Turkey - (main stage)

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

12.00 - 13.30 PM

Lunch Break - (lunch hall)

13.30 - 17.00 PM

Pitching Session for 50 Selected Startups - (main stage)

50 Startups chosen by mentors will be pitching and judged by the jury and 15 of them will participate next day’s finals.

13:30 - 17:00 PM

Training Session By Google

Tailored training session by experienced Google trainers and
employees

19:00 - 21.00 PM

VIP Dinner for Speakers and Finalists - (TBD)

Special dinner for VIP participants, speakers and leading governmental officials of Turkey.

09.00 - 10.00 AM

Registration

10:00 - 10.30 AM

Welcoming Speech - (main stage)

By Selçuk Bayraktar / Fatih Kaçır

10.30 - 11.00 AM

Keynote Speaker - (main stage)

By Young Sohn, Samsung

11.00 - 12.00 AM

Venture Capital Panel - (main stage)

By Kaan Akın, Narayanan Ganapathy, Tamara Loseva, Tarek Fahim

12.00 - 13.00 PM

Lunch Break and Networking - (lunch hall)

13.30 - 14.00 PM

Keynote Speaker - (main stage)

By Amir Sohrabi, SAS

14.00 - 15.00 PM

Turkish Exits Panel - (main stage)

By Rina Onur, Barbaros Özbuğutu, Koray Bahar, Andaç Türkmen

15.00 - 15.15 PM

Break - (lunch hall)

15.15 - 17.30 PM

Finalists Pitching Session | 15 Startups - (main stage)

17.30 - 18.00 PM

Awarding Ceremony & Closing - (main stage)

Speakers

Young Sohn

Corporate President and Chief Strategy Officer, Samsung Electronics and Chairman of the Board, Harman International Industries

Amir Sohrabi

Regional Chief Operating Officer & Head of Digital Transformation, SAS Middle East & Eastern Europe

Selçuk Bayraktar

Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Turkish Technology Team Foundation

M. Fatih Kacır

Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology

Kaan Akın

Founder & CEO, Hackquarters

Barbaros Özbuğutu

Founder & CEO, iyzicoCo

Narayanan Ganapathy

Narayanan Ganapathy

Angivest Ventures

Rina Onur Şirinoğlu

General Partner, 500 Startups

Serdar Gurbuz

Serdar Gürbüz

Digital Innovation & Data Analytics Solutions, Turkish Airlines

Koray Bahar

CEO, Foriba

Andaç Türkmen

Technical Co-Founder, Paraşüt

Tarek Fahim

Tarek Fahim

Founder, Endure Capital

Tamara Loseva

Tamara Loseva

Head of Marketing, IIDF Accelerator

Murat Ünver

TÜGİM

Mentors

Tamara Loseva

Tamara Loseva

Head of Marketing, IIDF Accelerator

Michael Psalidas

Michael Psalidas

Crowdpolicy

Vedran Blagus

Vedran Blagus

South Central Ventures

Aleksandr Pustovit

Aleksandr Pustovit

AdFirst VC

Duygu Eren

Duygu Eren

Keiretsu General Manager

Özgür Deniz

Özgür Deniz

Impeccable Optimist , Cheerleader

Paolo Loeffler

Paolo Loeffler

I4E Ltd

Sara Lerota

Sara Lerota

Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation

Henry Chi

Henry Chi

Capital Innovators

Oskar Stachowiak

Oskar Stachowiak

Untitled Ventures

Emre Kanaat

Emre Kanaat

Radiant Management and Consulting

Gilles De Clerk

Gilles De Clerk

Ablaze Growth Studio

Hijazi Natsheh

Hijazi Natsheh

Leaders International

Trevor Tune

Trevor Tune

Continental Consulting

Inbal Elezar

Inbal Elezar

Creators

Silvia Elena Ursu

Silvia Elena Ursu

Civitta

Alicia Grayeb

Alicia Grayeb

Venn Innovation

Mikhail Shatrov

Mikhail Shatrov

IIDF Venture Fund

Mughees Tahir

Mughees Tahir

PlanX

Mia Jafari

Mia Jafari

Intelak Incubator

Bishal Dhakal

Bishal Dhakal

Health at Home Foundation

Areej Mehdi

Areej Mehdi

MIT Technology Review Pakistan

Madison Marks

Madison Marks

Startupbootcamp / Dubai Smart City Accelerator

Gergo Gulyas

Gergo Gulyas

Startup Campus London

Mohammad Baber Mushtaq

Mohammad Baber Mushtaq

Alachisoft

Marcel Dridje

Marcel Dridje

Sophia Business Angels Network & EBAN

Mammad Karim

Mammad Karim

Innoland Khazar Ventures

Ahmed Rashed

Ahmed Rashed

Saba Investing

Hüseyin Mert

Hüseyin Mert

MonoCash

Ayşe Yazgan

Ayşe Yazgan

ATOLYE

Can Sözer

Can Sözer

Esin Attorney Partnership

Erhan Tahminciler

Erhan Tahminciler

Leafinbox

Göksemin Gökalp Özdemir

Göksemin Gökalp Özdemir

G2O Consulting

Özgür Köse

Özgür Köse

Brand Base

Ümit Ünker

Ümit Ünker

Ahmet Arınç Sönmez

Ahmet Arınç Sönmez

Havacılık Psikolojisi

Didem Mahsunlar

Didem Mahsunlar

R&D Leader and Consultant in F&B

Pelin Bilgin

Pelin Bilgin

Strategy Manager at PepsiCo

Bülent Kavaklı

Bülent Kavaklı

Tümmiad / 1idea 1world

Kerimcan Maltepe

Kerimcan Maltepe

KWORKS

Onur Kutlu Gago

Onur Kutlu Gago

Gago Coaching

Serkan Kocaman

Serkan Kocaman

Denizbank

Bülent Yılmaz

Bülent Yılmaz

Liberro Founder, Mentor, Advisor

Seval Üçler

Seval Üçler

Chief Digital Officer Demirören Media,Technology,Digital / Partnering&Innovation Executive / Business Mentor / Investor

Atilla Hakan Özdemir

Atilla Hakan Özdemir

TTO Director, Bilkent University

Tala Al Nassraween

Tala Al Nassraween

Solar PiezoClean

Emir Uzunoğlu

Emir Uzunoğlu

Keiretsu Entrepreneur Relations Director

Erdal Nalbant

Erdal Nalbant

Albayrak Group

Merve Ayyüce Kızrak

Merve Ayyüce Kızrak

Bahçeşehir University

Erman Taylan

Erman Taylan

Koçfinans

Yonatan Pinto

Yonatan Pinto

Esin Attorney Partnership

Selçuk Ergin

Selçuk Ergin

Boza

Murat Levent Demircan

Murat Levent Demircan

Galatasaray University

Emre Yüzbaşıoğlu

Emre Yüzbaşıoğlu

Toros Tarım

Onur Aydın

Onur Aydın

AI Engineer

Mehmet Ali Erkuş

Mehmet Ali Erkuş

Havacılık Psikolojisi

Önder Bakal

Önder Bakal

E-Commerce & Digital Transformation Researcher

Onur Yörükoğlu

Onur Yörükoğlu

Sanofi

Cem Duran

Cem Duran

Teknopark İstanbul

Mesut Tüzüntürk

Mesut Tüzüntürk

MediaMarkt

Orçun Kuyucuoğlu

Orçun Kuyucuoğlu

Freelance

Tutku Konuk Altındal

Tutku Konuk Altındal

MediaMarkt

Murat Çetindere

Murat Çetindere

KWORKS - Program Coordinator at Koç University Entrepreneurship Research Center

Mehmet Gülez

Mehmet Gülez

Associate Partner at EY

Gulsum Ciraci

Gülsüm Çıracı

StartupFon, Founding Partner

Mustafa Atalar

Mustafa Atalar

Yazılım ve Arge Direktörü

Narayanan Ganapathy

Narayanan Ganapathy

Angivest Ventures

Alexandra Filatova

Alexandra Filatova

GenerationS / RVC

Kiril Onopriychuk

Kiril Onopriychuk

Startup Grind

Serdar Keskin

Serdar Keskin

The Others Agency

Oguz Ozan

Oguz Ozan

Regional Business Development Director / Oracle

Barış Bayar

Barış Bayar

Sparkle

Halil Serkan Uz

Halil Serkan Uz

Datapare

Enis Hulli

Enis Hulli

500 Istanbul

Hamza Aytaç Dalgalıdere

H. Aytaç Dalgalidere

Hamza Aytac, Creative Projects.

Tolga Bakkaloğlu

Tolga Bakkaloğlu

Co-Founder at Twentify

İhsan Can Aşık

İhsan Can Aşık

Mehmet Erkek

Mehmet Erkek

CTO / Co-Founder at Zingat.com

Nilay Yalçınkaya Yörük

Nilay Yalçınkaya Yörük

Danışman @ Hexagon Studio / Partner @ Intract

Asya Naz Konukseven

Asya Naz Konukseven

KWORKS

Doruk Ertenan

Doruk Ertenan

Freelance strategy consultant

Murat Hatipoğlu

Murat Hatipoğlu

Bosch Siemens Home Appliances

Rüstem Karakaya

Rüstem Karakaya

Yurt Çimento A.Ş

Yusuf Mert Yılmaz

Yusuf Mert Yılmaz

Hürriyet Emlak

Varun Kapur

Varun Kapur

Principal at Global Ventures / Kapur & Partners

Derik Kim

Derik Kim

Business Artist / Speaker, Advisor & Mentor / Serial Entrepreneur / Founder of GEF & Publisher of Entrepreneur

Erkan Dilaveroğlu

Erkan Dilaveroğlu

CTO

Tamás Tossenberger

Tamás Tossenberger

Startup Campus

Marinella Andaloro

Marinella Andaloro

Billion Team Enterprise

Ferhat Demir

Ferhat Demir

QGroup

Arda Berkay Çağın

Arda Berkay Çağın

Tins Advisory Services

Hasan Yörük

Hasan Yörük

R&D Manager @ Arzum

Metin Yılmaz

Metin Yılmaz

Media Markt Türkiye

Ata Uzunhasan

Ata Uzunhasan

Galata Business Angels

Namık Kural

Namık Kural

TRAngels

Aziz Akgül

Aziz Akgül

Communiti

Evren Gülyaşar

Evren Gülyaşar

Geometry

Fatih Demirkale

Fatih Demirkale

Associate Professor at Yildiz Technical University

Gökçen Karan

Gökçen Karan

CEO at GmPly, Inc. / Storyteller / Mentor at TÜGİM

Metin Salt

Metin Salt

Vestel Ventures, Genel Müdür

Baturay Elönü

Baturay Elönü

Sosyal Medya Kampüsü

İsmail Haznedar

İsmail Haznedar

Gain Global

O. Gürcan Ozan

O. Gürcan Ozan

ACT Venture Partners

Sadullah Uzun

Sadullah Uzun

Verisun Teknoloji AŞ

Mustafa Najoom

Mustafa Najoom

Madera.ai & Gaper.io

Yakup Sezer

Yakup Sezer

Head of Business Excellence and Innovation at Albaraka Türk | Managing Director at Insha

Serdar Yücel

Serdar Yücel

Partner - Managing Director, RebelRoam

Supporters

Organizers

Partners

Sponsors

Vertical Sponsors

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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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