Startup Istanbul is the leading startup event which gathers founders, investors and executives in the region. It brings together some leading startups, internet companies, business angels and venture capitalists from Asia and Europe. This event is made for networking. This year’s event will have more than 500 selected startups and more than 4.000 attendees.
The event will be between 6-10 October 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey and the first speaker of the event is announced: Mark Solon. He is one of the Managing Partners at TechStars. Previously, he co-founded and was the Managing Partner of “Highway 12 Ventures”.
Mark Solon has been investing in and working with startups since 1995. He was in the board of directors of companies such as SendGrid, Sphero, Purch, Lendio, Two Bit Circus etc… He’s also the past Chairman of the “Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association”.
He has been on the advisory board of the College of Engineering at Boise State University and was also a founding board member of the Idaho Technology Council. Solon was the President of the Board of Directors of the Discovery Center of Idaho, the fantastic science museum in Boise. He has a blog which he writes his experiences on startups and entrepreneurship at his blog – To Write Is To Think.
Techstars, which is a company that assembled meetings in big cities like Boston, Chicago, New York, Londra, Berlin, also played part in Startup Istanbul last year.
Techstars not only invests for the enterprises but also provides support for mentorship and even for finding co-founders. TechStars team makes face to face meetings with entrepreneurs and makes choices only accordingly.
The new event of Startup Istanbul will be between the dates: 6-10 October 2016.