PROGRAM

  • 24 FebruaryWednesday
  • 25 FebruaryThursday
  • 26 FebruaryFriday
  • 27 FebruarySaturday
Time Event
20:00 - 23:00 VIP / Speaker Dinner
Time Event
07:00 - 10:00 Welcome Breakfast and Arrivals
09:00 - 12:45 Closed pitching sessions for Investors (Investors Only)
Host: Ozan Sonmez - Kaust
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:05 Welcome - Burak Büyükdemir
14:05 - 15:15 Investor - Startup Networking - Ertuğrul Belen
Master of Ceremonies: Peter Hopwood
15:30 - 15:40 Opening Speech - TBA
15:40 - 16:00 Fireside Chat
Didem Altop - Endeavor Managing Director
Nevzat Aydın - Yemeksepeti Cofounder and CEO
16:00 - 16:20 The Evolution of the Ecosystem
Murat Özyeğin - Fiba Holding AŞ Executive Board Member
16:20 - 16:40 'Good startups have the basics. Great ones have confidence.' Elmira Bayrasli - Author, From The Other Side of The World
16:40 - 17:00 'When emerging markets lead the way' Sebastiaan Vaessen - Naspers Group
17:00 - 17:20 'Tech startups in the periphery of Europe: The Nordic tech success story'
Martin von Haller - Partner at Bird & Bird
17:20 - 18:00 Panel: Next wave of investment opportunities in the Region
Moderator: Deniz Tuncalp - ITU Ari Teknokent
Panelists: Khaled Talhouni - Wamda Capital, Numan Numan - 212, Cenk Bayraktar - Revo Capital, Hasan Haider - 500 Startups
19:00 - 21:30 Dinner
19:00 - 23:00 UEFA Europa League Football Match
19:00 Fenerbahçe - FC Lokomotiv Moscow
21:45 Lazio - Galatasaray
21:30 - 00:00 Night Networking Lobby Bar
Time Event
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 09:10 Opening
09:10 - 09:20 Everything starts with an ecosystem 'FinTech İstanbul'
Soner Canko - Interbank Card Center Of Turkey CEO
09:20 - 09:50 '2016: the year banks disrupt fintech'
Chris Skinner - Chairman at The Financial Services Club
09:50 - 10:10 Fireside Chat
Ozan Sonmez - Kaust Hikma IP Accelerator
Kıvanç Onan - General Manager, Turkey, Middle East & North Africa at PayPal
10:10 - 10:30 'Entrepreneurship that lasts' Murat Kansu - Microsoft Türkiye GM
10:30 - 10:50 'The FIRST Framework For Growing Successful Products'
Sam Mallikarjunan - Hubspots head of growth
10:50 - 11:10 'The Secret Behind Growth Hacking'
Ross Kingsland - CEO Inception Growth, Author, Communication Strategist
11:10 - 11:30 'Growth Hacking: Different Tactics For Different Stages'
Bernard Huang - Digital Marketing Consultant - Mushi Labs
11:30 - 11:50 'Building Value to Exit' Kaushal Chokshi - Scaale Group
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 'Pitch Masterclass' Peter Hopwood - Pitch Trainer
14:00 - 14:05 Opening
14:05 - 14:45 Panel: Inside The Mind Of An Investor in the Region
Moderator: Federico Guerrini
Cem Sertoğlu - Early Bird, Cankut Durgun - Aslanoba Capital, Alexander Konoplyasty - Buranvc, Yavuz Kaynar - EBRD
14:45 - 15:05 'The need to be relevant; an approach for countries to accelerate growth'
Yousef M. Hamidaddin - CEO at Oasis500
15:05 - 15:25 '500 Startups - what I've learned as a venture partner working in accelerator & emerging markets'
Andrea Barrica - Venture Partner at 500 Startups
15:25 - 15:45 'Setting up a Data Driven Online Real Estate Marketplace in a Fast Changing Market: Turkey'
Ahmet Kayhan - Founder and CEO at REIDIN
15:45 - 15:55 'Building products people love'
Eamonn Carey - Entrepreneur in residence at Techstars
15:55 - 16:15 'Iran Startup Ecosystem Post-Sanction'
Mohsen Malayeri - Founder Avatech Accelerator
16:15 - 16:35 Joshua Burke - Foreign Commercial Officer at US Commercial Service
16:35 - 18:00 Startup Turkey Finals
Jury:
Hiro Mashita - M&S Partners Pte. Ltd. - Director
Sebastiaan Vaessen - Head of Strategy, Naspers Group
Nevzat Aydın - Yemeksepeti Cofounder and CEO
18:00 - 21:00 Dinner
22:00 - 02:00 Networking at Lobby bar and Startup Turkey Conference Closing
Time Event
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 17:00 Departures