• Startup Istanbul, organized by Etohum, a leading accelerator and seed investor organization in Turkey. Hundreds of entrepreneurs and investors from USA, Europe, and Asia came together under the roof of this event and shared their knowledges and experiences with the participants and proposed new solutions for the further development of the ecosystem.

  • Startup Istanbul 2018 takes place on 19-22 October 2018.

  • There will be free WiFi throughout the venue for the entirety of the event.

  • Your badge will be given from the registration desk when you arrive at the venue. It is important to bring your eticket with you to get into the event and to get your event badge.

  • Yes, there is an application to be released soon.

  • The event is targeted at those who are actively engaged or willing to engage in the startup ecosystem. You can register from here.

  • A detailed schedule will be made available closer to the event. It will be available on our website and in our attendee app.

  • April is the beginning of spring in Istanbul. Temperatures increase significantly and precipitation averages decrease. The weather is usually warm.

  • There is no specific dress code for Startup Istanbul, however people tend to dress smart casual.

  • For the latest updates you can register our newsletter, you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn StartupTurkey and on our blog

  • If you are interested in getting a media pass for Startup Istanbul, simply complete the brief accreditation form

  • We have all kinds of of media partnership and PR opportunities available. For more information please email to [email protected]

  • For partnership queries please email to [email protected]

  • For sponsorship queries please email to [email protected]

  • For more information on investors at Startup Istanbul please check it out from here.

  • For more information on ambassadorship at Startup Istanbul please check it out from here.

  • For working queries please contact [email protected]

  • If you are interested in a speaking, mentor or moderator role at Startup Istanbul, simply complete the brief here.

Travel & Accomotation

  • Unfortunately, we can’t pay for travel expenses for Startup Turkey.

  • We will happily send you an invitation letter once you purchase your ticket. To receive your letter, please email us at [email protected].

  • We have a list of our hotel recommendations here.


  • Please see the ticket categories here.

  • Just click here for a discounted ticket now and choose the type of Pass(es) you want here

  • No, each ticket is valid to be used by one person only for the duration of the conference.

  • All purchases of tickets for conferences and events are non-refundable in their entirety. All demo day ticket sales are final and non-refundable, but can be transferred to a third party (if approved by Startup Istanbul team) for 1 time only with written notice at no additional cost. Further changes will be made with a $50 handling fee.

  • You can not sell your Startup Istanbul ticket. Doing so will result in a void ticket and the ticket holder will not gain entry into the event. If you have secured a complimentary ticket but have already bought a ticket, you are not eligible for a refund.

  • Unfortunately not. You need your eticket to have access to the Startup Istanbul venue.

  • You can purchasehere. Startup 100 tickets can be bought only after the startup selection process. You may apply to pitch at the event here.

  • Yes, it includes 3 Tickets for co-founders

  • Yes. Students can apply for a discounted ticket here. It doesn’t guarantee that you will be eligible for a student ticket. Only a limited number of students can join the event.


  • You can fill and submit the startup registration form from here.

  • Registered startups will be listed on Startup Istanbul mobile application. Via app. you can also proactively propose meetings with investors of all those that have registered.

  • On 29 April, the final day of the event kicks off with the Demo Day where 60+ startups will be pitching on stage. Startup founders have 2,5 minutes to make the pitch of their lives to get the attention of global giants and world’s leading angel investors.

  • If you are a selected startup and purchased your selected startup ticket you can attend the Demo Day.

  • If you are not a selected startup you can purchase an Exhibitor Package. Please refer to our ticket page here.

  • The booths are sized at 1×1 meters. They come with a shelf, lighting and power supply as well as a divider. When planning your presence at your Demo Booth we kindly ask you to avoid too much paper as we try to be as environmentally friendly as possible. You’re more than welcome to replace the papers with digital content.