Welcome to Scaleup Istanbul

Only 10 finalist scaleups will pitch on stage on the big day of Startup Istanbul. Be ready for the questions of the jury of global VCs. We expect scale-ups to be companies that have found product-market fit for their product or service within and showing strong, consistent growth – whether in terms of revenue or customer base.
Our main Criteria:

Be a Scaleup now

Scaleup Istanbul is a division inside Startup Istanbul for growth achieved companies. Only 10 gamechanger scaleup will be on the stage. Scaleups, stage is now yours.

Cenk Soyak Alotech

Winner of Scaleup Istanbul in 2019

“As a startup, we first got our award in Startup Turkey 3 years ago from the hands of Nevzat Aydın who then became our investor, now we won the Scaleup challenge. Even during the award ceremony of Scaleup Istanbul, there were three investors who approached and said they would like to meet us in the short term. The judges were quite strong, it was actually a privilege for us to meet them.  

What do you get from Startup Istanbul

High-level Exposure

You will be exhibiting 3 days long in the main hall where every visitor passing through. Your exhibiting table will be ready for you before you come to Istanbul. No need to bring any rollup or flyers. Your startup will also be highlighted at the website and also in all the social media.

Expose your startup

You will be showcasing your business throughout 3 days of Startup Istanbul. You will meet hundreds of new people including mentors, angel investors, global company executives and other talented startup owners. That network may be your first step to raise your funding, finding your new partners or new customers from other markets.

Learn from mentors

There will be a lot of startup oriented content prepared for you at Startup Istanbul. Speaking sessions and panels will give you many insights about how you can grow your business. Open mentorship sessions also help you to see how you can improve your elevator pitch. Webinars in many subjects will be started very soon so register today not to miss any of them.

Go Global

Startup Istanbul welcomes guests from 65 countries. If you want to make contact from new markets and go global, here is the chance. Listen to the insights about different markets from people who live in.

Watch Startup Istanbul 2019

Watch Scaleup finalists in 2019

Previous Scaleups

TripMyDream is building a service which inspires to travel more by showing cool places travelers will love to see for up to 80% less budget.
TripMyDream is building a service which inspires to travel more by showing cool places travelers will love to see for up to 80% less budget.
Evrim is the leading foreign trade software solution in Turkey covering more than 70% of 400 billion import-export operations.
Evrim is the leading foreign trade software solution in Turkey covering more than 70% of 400 billion import-export operations.
Scoutium is a marketplace for clubs, players and football fans. Scoutium enables clubs to discover hidden players.
Scoutium is a marketplace for clubs, players and football fans. Scoutium enables clubs to discover hidden players.
FriendyCar: First Peer to Peer Car Borrowing in MENA with the aim of Disrupting the mobility, and auto-insurance market
FriendyCar: First Peer to Peer Car Borrowing in MENA with the aim of Disrupting the mobility, and auto-insurance market
ConsoliAds is MENA and APAC’s top mobile ad mediation and promotion platform. We spread globally across multiple regions.
ConsoliAds is MENA and APAC’s top mobile ad mediation and promotion platform. We spread globally across multiple regions.
Recyclan is a Pan African Plastic recycling. Our vision is to make sure 100% of plastic waste in Africa is recycled (we have done 0.000035% so far)
Recyclan is a Pan African Plastic recycling. Our vision is to make sure 100% of plastic waste in Africa is recycled (we have done 0.000035% so far)
oladoc is the #1 doctor booking platform in Pakistan connecting patients with doctors besides helping healthcare professionals to automate their practices.
oladoc is the #1 doctor booking platform in Pakistan connecting patients with doctors besides helping healthcare professionals to automate their practices.
Tamatem is the leading mobile games publisher in the Arabic speaking market. It works with international game developers.
Tamatem is the leading mobile games publisher in the Arabic speaking market. It works with international game developers.
For companies running a call center operation that are frustrated with the high cost, complexity and difficulty of the conventional systems
For companies running a call center operation that are frustrated with the high cost, complexity and difficulty of the conventional systems
Welcome (www.welcomepickups.com) redefines the way people travel by offering our customers the most personalized and wholesome travel experience
Welcome (www.welcomepickups.com) redefines the way people travel by offering our customers the most personalized and wholesome travel experience

Meet the previous jury of Scaleup Istanbul Finals

Salman T. Jaffrey
Saudi Aramco Entrepren...
Chief Investment Office
Osman Kent
Atlantic Bridge – Venture ...
3Dlabs – Co-Founder &...
Magnus R. Gaarder
nFront
Founding Partner
Firat Ileri
Hummingbird Ventures
Partner

Event Highlights

Opening Night Cocktail

Private invitation to the opening coctail to meet with speakers, jury members and special guests.

Boat tour

Meet new people coming from all around the globe with an amazing view of Istanbul Bosphorus.

Final Pitch

Showcase on the stage as one of 10 Scaleups and compete to be winner.

Award Ceremony

The jury will decide the winners right after your pitches. Breathtaking moments start right there.

How to join?

We expect scale-ups to be companies which have found product-market fit for their product or service within and showing strong, consistent growth – whether in terms of revenue or customer base. Our main criteria to apply are: Companies should have over $1M yearly revenue or should have raised $1M until now.

Top 10 Scaleups

Until 31 January

€990

Regular Price

€1140