Istanbul is one of the six cities Eleven Accelerator and Partners will visit during their annual Start Trek tour around the region.
For second year Eleven and some of its remarkable network partners will explore the startup ecosystem in Central and Eastern Europe during the Start Trek tour. Start Trek 2014 is a 12-day journey around six of the major startup cities in the region with a local community event in each destination.
The Start Trek crew is on its everlasting mission to build bridges among the startup communities in CEE, but this time it goes even further by bringing along influencers from all over Europe. The tour is meant to inspire the local communities through a series of motivational talks and workshops. In addition, the tour empowers the local community leaders by meeting them with people from the biggest tech hubs in Europe.
Istanbul (Sep 29) is the first stop of the Start Trek tour, where Eleven is joining forces with the organizers of Startup Istanbul. Afterwards, the tour will head to Bucharest, Belgrade, Podgorica, Zagreb and Sofia. Among the international speakers that will join the event in Istanbul are Luka Sucic from the accelerator hub:raum, Lorcan O’Sullivan from Enterprise Ireland, and Connor Murphy from Datahug.
Start Trek Istanbul will be held in Avantgarde Levent Hotel. The event is open and free for all startup enthusiasts and activists, who want to learn more about building a business from scratch and growing it. All speakers will have 15-minute slots for one-on-one meetings with the attendees after the presentations. The event will finish with networking drinks. Register here to join.