The most comprehensive entrepreneurship summit of the region was held in Istanbul!


As an international startup summit, Take Off has grown into the largest single gathering of entrepreneurs, mentors, venture capitals, and corporations for a non-stop innovation since its first year.

After Baku, the second summit of 2022 took place in Istanbul. Take Off brought together the valuable people of the international entrepreneurship ecosystem at the summit.

Please click here for the post event report of Take Off 22' Istanbul.


Stay tuned for 2023 Take Off announcements!

2022 in Numbers




More than



More than


1-1 Meetings



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Mentor Submissions (Closed)

Mentor Submissions (Closed)

We are now accepting applications and nominations for mentors. As we have a limited available quota and are intended to plan our schedule effectively, we kindly ask you to submit your applications and recommendations. All submissions will be evaluated by the organization committee on an equal basis.

Speakers 2022

Selçuk Bayraktar

Chairman of TEKNOFEST's Board of Directors & Chairman of the T3 Foundation's Board of Trustees

Mehmet Fatih Kacır

Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Technology of the Republic of Türkiye, Chairman of the TEKNOFEST's Executive Board

JongKap Kim

CEO, Born2Global

Lale Can Gözübüyük

Regional Director & Country Manager, Plug and Play

Michael Meisterling

Partner, BootUP World

Prof. Dr. Haluk Görgün

Chairman & CEO, ASELSAN

Serdar İbrahimcioğlu

CEO, Bilişim Vadisi

Hande Enes

Tech Investor

Watch Our Take Off Istanbul 2022 Trailer


T3 Vakfı
Cumhurbaşkanlığı Yatırım Ofisi
Sanayi ve Teknoloji Bakanlığı


Turkish Airlines
Selçuk Bayraktar Invesment
TRT World
İstanbul Technical University