Startup Turkey 2015: Program Highlights #2

This year’s Startup Turkey event is taking place in one of the most fascinating resorts – Regnum Carya Golf & Spa, situated in the beautiful city of Belek, province Antalya. The event is attended by 700+ attendees, 150+ investors and 100+ startups who will have the chance to enjoy very interesting and informative program. Here you can find the highlights of the program for Friday, 27.02.


09:10 – 09:30 Fadi Ghandour, Aramex


09:30 – 09:50 Sean Percival, 500 Startups


09:50 – 10:20 Kentaro Sakakibara, CEO of Samurai incubate


10:20 – 10:50 Pamir Gelenbe, Venture Partner, Humminbird Ventures


10: 50 – 11:20 Panel: Where are the Unicorns from Turkey?

Moderator: Mike Butcher, Hasan Aslanoba, Sina Afra, Nevzat Aydin, Hakan Bas




11:20 – 11:35 Onur Yıldırım, Intel

11:35 – 11:50 Aykut Karaalioglu, Mobile Action

11:50 – 12:00 Bülent Tekmen, Ininal

14:00 – 14:05 Max Gurvits, Vitaly Golomb


Kick-off and CCC Startups Info

14:05 – 14:25 Michael Geer, exWAYN

How to Scale Users from 0 to 100 million

From one of the few people on earth to acquire over 100M users

14:25 – 14:45 Jonathan Romley, exViewdle

Creating Startups in Emerging Markets that Big International Players Want to Acquire

Jonathan Romley is successful entrepreneurs who managed to build two strong companies, including exViewdle, which was acquired by Google.

14:45 – 15:05 Kalina King, exGeneral Assembly

Hacking Education

Practical Skills to Build Your Product and Startup Teaching How to Succeed in today’s Technology-driven World

15:05–15:25 Kaushal Chokshi, SCAALE Group

What makes an Angel investor Thick?

15:25 – 15:35 Vuksan Rajkovic,

The Value of Memorable Domain Name

15:35 – 15:55 Dave Troy, 410 Labs

Understanding and Visualizing your Data

15:55 – 16:15 Vitaly Golomb, CCC Startups


16:15 – 16:35 Ari Korhonen

Angel Investing: Doing it right

16:35 – 16:55 Samer Karam, Banque du Liban Accelerate

How to Work Local Bureaucracy when Building a Fundable Business for the Global Market?

Samer is a leading startup event and community organizer in the Middle East, a serial founder and angel investor, based in Beirut

16:55 – 17:15 Emrah Yalaz, String Ventures

Hacking ‘Make Something People Want’: How to Find out What Users Really Want
Emrah is the founding partner of String Ventures, a seed and early-stage fund, and teaches part time at Bogazici University.

17:15 – 17:35 Mike Butcher, Tech Crunch

Getting Press – Giving Journalists What They Want to Get the Coverage Your Startup Needs
TechCrunch is the world’s leading news source on technology and startups

17:35 – 17:45 Rana Tarakji, Stylerail

The Professional Blogger as an Entrepreneur

Rana co-founded a now-defunct peer-to-peer exchange platform for luxury clothing in Dubai. An avid blogger, Rana shares her experiences in managing her blog as a business

21:00 – 21:30 Angel Investor Awards

21:30 – 22:30 Final Startup Turkey Challenge

Jury: Sean Percival – 500 Startups

Fadi Gahndour – Aramex

Kentaro Sakakibara – CEO at Samurai incubate

Mike Butcher – TechCrunch

Vitaly Golomb – CCC

23:00 – 04:00 Angel Investor Awards

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