Techstars Startup Weekend Istanbul Online
7-9 May 2021
Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches, the event continues through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, culminating in Sunday night demos and presentations.

If you've ever been to a Techstars Startup Weekend, you know it's one of the most thrilling 54 hours you can imagine. You experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressures that make up life at a startup. As you work, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors and sponsors — all who are ready to help you refine your idea.

A Techstars Startup Weekend Online takes the best of our in-person experience and amplifies it with the scope and reach of the best digital tools available.
Learn, Network, Startup
Event Organisers
To be annouced
Selected by the organising team to help you throughout the weekend
Hakan Duman
Managing Partner AJH Edison: The main field of activity of AJH Edison is to aim Turkey located companies being able to get a share from the European Union Funds. For this purpose, preparing required roadmap, writing projects and applying European Union Funds processes and collaborating with project partners where needed.

Additionally, AJH Edison deals with International Business Development in European Countries and acts as a bridge between Turkish and European markets, supports Turkish companies to take place in European Countries by finding right company, directing the right project where available.

Prof. Dr. Esin Bozyazi
Esin Bozyazi is Professor of Entrepreneurship since 2013 and founder of the company COP Crossover Projects as well Vice President of the Institute for Social Sustainability. She is keynote speaker, author, trainer, visionary, researcher, board advisor and creative sprit.
Her mission and concern are to promote entrepreneurial mindset and creativity for human-centerd businesses.
With over 20 years of experience in management, consulting and higher education as well as further education she supports ideas and projects that bring added value for the economy and society. She also advances professional founding processes of start-up companies or to the successful conclusion of a project with.
Melanie Stütz
Melanie Stütz is entrepreneur, adventurer and pilot. She grew up in an entrepreneurial family, fled as a child from East to West Germany shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall, and 20 years later she became the first female pilot to fly around the world in a flying car.

Today, as CEO of IDEASCANNER, she drives entrepreneurial thinking with a pre-flight check for business ideas in corporate innovation and entrepreneurship education. To do this, she democratizes the knowledge of successful venture capitalists by leveraging artificial intelligence. As software as a service, IDEASCANNER helps learn from the mistakes of others by making business ideas measurable and showing how to improve them.
Tech Tools
Here are the tech tools you will need during this online event!
Event Schedule
Friday 7 - Sunday 9
Kick off session Link here
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Global Startup Weekend Partners
Google for Startups
Google Cloud Platform helps startups build web/mobile apps and is offering participants $300 in credit to build their apps (link can be found here). Teams can use Google Trends + Market Finder to test if there is a growing demand for their product and in which markets.

> $300 USD in cloud platform credit
> Register at
GoDaddy Registry
GoDaddy Registry provides a domain name that many innovators and entrepreneurs all over the world use. As part of our partnership, each participant can register a free domain name with GoDaddy Registry (.co, .us, .biz). Read more here. Redemption codes will be given to participants by the organizing team.

> 1 x free GoDaddy Registry domain, per person
> Participants can redeem the code from:

For more information, visit GoDaddy Registry's site or reach out to
Local Sponsors and Partners
The Techstars Startup Weekend Istanbul team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.

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