Startup Turkey 2015 Challenge and Angel Investment Awards Winners

Since 2008 Startup Turkey has been the leading startup event for Eurasia and MENA region. This year’s event took place at the luxurious Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort, situated in the beautiful city of Belek, province Antalya.

The angel investment awards this year went to:

Angel Investor Honor Award of the year  – Hasan Aslanoba, Emre Kurttepeli ve Ziya Boyacıgiller


Angel Investor of the yearJoachim Behrendt


Angel Investment Award of  FinanceTEB Private Banking


For the attending entrepreneurs Startup Turkey Challenge is the most exciting and attractive part of Startup Turkey event. During the first day of the event, in a closed session 67 startups pitched in front of the investors. The entrepreneurs had three minutes to present their companies in order to win their place among the top 15 startups that were to pitch again a day later at the finale of Startup Turkey 2015 Challenge.

This year’s 15 finalists were: FongogoPlay3arabiBuradanoraya, Trendbox, Bi’kutu MutlulukCubic.fmBookmeSensmarineZzzzappCepyolInvidyo, Ingenious, WotoNetsparker.

At the Startup Challenge finale the entrepreneurs pitched again in front of the jury:

Sean Percival – 500 startups

Kentaro Sakakibara – CEO of Samurai incubate

Mike Butcher – TechCrunch

Vitaly Golomb – CCC


And the winners are…


Founder: Ferruh Mavituna

Netsparker is Web Application Security Scanner that helps the users to find and exploit vulnerabilities in web applications.



Founders: Joseph Shomali, Ahmed Alsafar, Samer Abbas

Play3arabi is a game publisher with the main focus on identifying, releasing and marketing suitable games into the Arabic speaking countries and the Middle East region.


Founders: Onur Yavuz, Özgür Akçalı, Erdem Gelal, Barış Can Aktepe is music discovery platform that provides single access point to all your online music.



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