Startupbootcamp Istanbul

Only 83 Days Until Demo Day

About the Program

Startupbootcamp Istanbul is a leading acceleration program with no geographical or vertical limitations. It is aimed at all tech startups 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 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 who will help you and your company turn your ideas into a profitable and growing business.

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  • Feb 15

    Applications open

  • May 29

    Applications close

  • Jun 28 - 29

    Selection Days

  • Oct 15

    Program begins

  • Jan 17

    Demo Day

What's the Deal?

  • Extensive mentorship from 220+ entrepreneurs, investors, and partners
  • Access to top networks and markets in Europe, the US, and APAC
  • 3 months (indefinitely expandable) free office space at StartersHub
  • €15K in cash per team
  • €500K+ worth in partner services
  • Exposure to 150+ Angels & VCs
  • Invitation to SBC global alumni network (1800+ mentors, 2000+ investors, 300+ startups)
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:
  • Access to financing and funds - up to €250K through StartersHUb
  • Government funds and grants
  • Business development and strategic alliances
  • Legal and financial support
  • Due diligence and valuation
  • Application and product development
  • Creative works
  • Go-to-market and growth hacking
  • Hardware design and production

What is a year at Startupbootcamp Istanbul like?

We, at Startupbootcamp, believe in teamwork, sustainable support, and building relationships that are going to last. Let the numbers speak for themselves: 17 happy alumni, 82% funding rate, $3.5M USD in funding in just two years. Come join us in 2016, apply now! Here is a brief video of what "Selection Days" is like:

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