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 year – Joachim Behrendt
Angel Investment Award of Finance – TEB 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.
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
Cubic.fm is music discovery platform that provides single access point to all your online music.