Startupbootcamp Istanbul

About the Accelerator

Startupbootcamp Istanbul is a leading acceleration program aimed at tech startups from Turkey, Middle East, North Africa, and CIS countries as a local chapter of the number 1 startup accelerator in Europe. Over 3 months, 10 selected startups will be provided with funding and incubation space along with intense mentoring focused on the Shape, Build and Sell stages of product and business development. At the end of the program, you will pitch your company to 250+ investors, mentors and partners on Demo Day.

The program is led by Çiğdem Toraman. Çiğdem has extensive background in technology, marketing, media, and commerce. She leads a team of 200+ mentors and in-house experts who will help you and your company turn your ideas into a profitable and growing business.

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  • Apr 1


  • Jul 1


  • Jul 27 - 28

    Selection Days

  • Sep 1


  • Dec 8

    Demo Day

What's the Deal?

In return we ask for 8% equity. We don't take board seats, and we don't get preferred shares. All contracts are simple, transparent, and available for all to see.

Startups will also benefit from the services provided by our on-site partners, including:

*600 m2 in Besiktas (BAU), 1000 m2 next to Kanyon, and 3000 m2 in Basaksehir (Living Lab).

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