Startupbootcamp Scale San Francisco

About the Program

Startupbootcamp Scale San Francisco is a scaling program for high-growth international tech companies to expand globally, increase their revenues, and access leading funding opportunities. This program offers a customised approach, focusing on the specific needs of the startups through mentoring and masterclasses. Empowering high-potential tech startups, we assure hands-on mentoring and free office locations in 3 different co-working spaces in Bay Area, along with immediate access to a top-notch network and vibrant community. We connect companies with the right people, give them marketing, PR support, organize sales and investor demo days.

We will invite the selected startups to Silicon Valley for six months. They will be provided with a nominal amount of funding, financial services, legal support and multiple office spaces in Silicon Valley to successfully enter the U.S. market and become global market players. During or after the program, StartersHub, together with various investors co-invests up to $250,000 to outstanding startups. Upon completion of the program, startups will gain access to our extensive Global Alumni network through which we provide relevant services and support.

In addition to leveraging a targeted group of mentors and investors, founders will work closely with a group of amazing partners who support the Startupbootcamp Scale San Francisco program including Starcamp, a consortium of five universities and StarterHub, one of the world’s leading early-stage technology seed funds. These key industry players add unique value to this partnership, officially recognized as “3S Landing Pad”, and provides executive level access to their extensive network and explore partnership opportunities with each company joining the program.

Startupbootcamp Scale San Francisco is also partnering with Global Scaling Academy, created to share the scaling experience of Silicon Valley with founders in ecosystems around the world and to spread the Blitzscaling methodology, a company-building and investment philosophy developed by Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh, based on their direct experience as founders and investors, and research performed with dozens of leading scale-ups in Silicon Valley.

The program is led by Cigdem Toraman. Cigdem has also led several Startupbootcamp Istanbul programs in the previous years and has an extensive background in technology, marketing, media, and commerce.


Our 2018 FastTrack World Tour

Between February and April, we will visit the startup ecosystems in our FastTrack World Tour, supported by key partners at each city. The main goal of the tour is to deliver “real” value to the selected teams, including connections to investors and business partners.

*Please note that these are provisional dates and are subject to change.


20 February Istanbul StartersHub
01 March Barcelona Ironhack
02 March Berlin etventure
05 March Izmir Originn
06 March Ankara Cyberpark
20 March Haifa hiCenter Ventures
22 March Tel Aviv Sarona Towers
29 March Dubai Step Conference
06 April Istanbul StartersHub
11 April Warsaw Palace of Culture and Science
16 April Kiev iHub
17 April Tallinn LIFT99
19 April Amsterdam Zero-in Conference


If you’re interested in a fast track event in your city, please contact us through;


Key Focus Areas

Digital Health

Big Data & Analytics

AI & Machine Learning

IoT & Connectivity

Travel & Logistics


AdTech & Marketing

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency







  • Jan 16

    Applications open

  • Apr 20

    Applications close

  • May 03 - 04

    Selection Days

  • May 21

    Program begins

  • Nov 28

    Demo Day

Why join the program?

6-Month Program

6 months with intense business and sales development experience in San Francisco where you can access to multiple co-working spaces without any rental cost.


Up to $250,000 investment opportunity by StartersHub, one of the main partners of the program, along with other investors in our network.

Financial Support

$40,000 financial support per team to cover living and transportation expenses. Additional to in-cash support, program partners provide perks and discounts in the value of $250,000.

Access Network

Reaching into the world’s leading startup ecosystems and extensive network of industry contacts.

Support Services

Company incorporation, legal assistance, bank account, taxation, accommodation, car rental and other support services to get settled.

Customized Mentoring & Advice

Mentoring and guidance from US based industry experts and accomplished entrepreneurs.

Workshops & Masterclasses

Customized workshops covering all grounds; product/market fit, go-to-market strategy, fundraising, and sales to name a few.

Investor Events

Meetings with investors, most active VCs and angel investors.

Sales Demo Days

Pitching to the corporate companies to meet with potential paying customers, partners and distribution channels.

Post-Program Supports

Continued post-program support far after the 6-month program ends through annual alumni events, deals and tailored introductions.

Industry Events

Free or discounted tickets to leading startup and technology events.

Marketing & PR

Supporting marketing and PR activities to drive communication and develop marketing plans.

In return, we ask for 5% equity. If you have any questions in the meantime, please get in touch at Please note that any information submitted in an application is completely confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of our organization.

Startupbootcamp Scale San Francisco Team

Çiğdem Toraman

Çiğdem Toraman

Managing Director
Eraycan Safa

Eraycan Safa

Chief Operating Officer
Haluk Nişli

Haluk Nişli

Investment and Legal Manager
Ceri Cukran

Ceri Cukran

Lead Scout
Burak Mert Kaya

Burak Mert Kaya


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