Monthly Archives: August 2014

Eventtus: Socialize Your Event

Eventtus has been selected for mentorship and training program at Startup Istanbul. You can still apply until the end of August from here


Eventtus is one of the coolest startups in Middle East region, founded by Mai Medhat and
Nihal Fares. The Cairo, Egypt startup is an instant social network platform that enables event organizers to list, manage and promote their events and engage with event-goers who are, in turn, empowered to discover events, Windows 7 Clave
network during the events and share their moments.

Eventtus is providing a single app for all the events. Organizers can send live announcements of updates on everything from ticket sales or imminent keynote speeches. The ticket sale is a cool feature of the app which allows organizers to start Windows 7 Professional Clave selling tickets online in a few minutes. It has also a beautiful and usable interface. With Eventtus, you have a full-service planning and networking platform, you can create a event page in a few minutes, build your own community, highlight speakers, and send live announcements and updates.

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CeeVee: Tinder of the Job Market

CeeVee is one of the selected startups for mentorship and training program at Startup Istanbul. The applications are open until 30th of August.


Is it a match?

Are you tired of applying to companies and not getting feedback? CeeVee, Romanian based startup, offers a simple and faster way to connect job seekers and employers. It takes the work out of searching, by delivering nearby contacts straight to your mobile.You can engage with recruiters at top companies and only spend time on those interested in hiring you.

CeeVee is working just like Tinder app. Swipe right to let them know you want to connect. If the interest is mutual, you can start a conversation. That’s all. You can also make video CV putting your best face and stand out from the crowd with CeeVee app.

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CeeVee offers access to 300.000 job seekers interested in working abroad from Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and other East-European countries.

CeeVee is founded by Cacina Monica and Fusu Calin

The Best Coworking Spaces in Istanbul

Entrepreneurs, Startups, Investor, VC Partners and much more will be at Startup Istanbul Conference. Did’t you Get Your Tickets yet?


Especially for entrepreneurs it is important to find a relax working environment. Coworking space is a shared working environment that offers a solution to the problem of isolation that many freelancers experience while working at home. In recent year, some good coworking spaces are also opened in Istanbul. Here they are:

Urban Station

Urban Station is the one of first places opened in Istanbul, designed especially for mobile workers and for those who share the idea that it is possible to work or meet in a different way. The system is very simple: You come in, you choose where to sit, you log in, you get what you want from the coffee break and you only pay for as long as you stay. Urban Station offers interesting rates for use per hour or fraction, stay, week, month and prepaid card options and special packages for members and companies.

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Yazane

Yazane is located in Karaköy, the new trendy district of Istanbul. At ‘Yazane’,  you can find everything you may expect from an office, you may also find a shared working environment which will boost your creativity and inspire you. It is a good place for those who cannot concentrate in coffee shops and not prefer to work isolated at home.

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Le Buro

Le Buro is located in Karaköy district, at the top floor of historical Ömer Abed Han designed in 1902 by the famous French-Ottoman architect Alexander Vallaury. They rent the desks weekly and monthly. The space is bright, furnished (table, chair, cabinet), you just have to bring your computer and work. They have also a fantastic Bosphorus view.

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Omar Hassan from L&P will be at Startup Istanbul Conference

The investors from all around the world will be together at Istanbul on the 30 of September. You can get your tickets on here.


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Omar is responsible for the MENA & Turkey market at London & Partners, providing advice to international businesses about how London can play a role in their global growth. He is the expert on doing business in the capital; helping overseas businesses to set up, and grow.

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L&P is the official promotional company for London. We promote London and attract businesses, events, students and visitors to the capital. Our aim are to build London’s international reputation and to attract investment and visitor spend, which creates jobs and growth. London and Partners is a not-for-profit public private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and our network of commercial partners. Omar has a wealth of experience advising and supporting technology start-ups and has over 5 years mentoring experience with both start-ups and corporates.

The Future of Music Streaming: Cubic.fm

Cubic.fm has been selected for mentorship and training program at Startup Istanbul. If you want to get this chance, you can still apply until the 30th of August from here.


cubicAre you in this Cubic?

If not, we advise you to give a chance to try this new service. Cubic.fm is a new music discovery platform, founded by Erdem Gelal, Onur Yavuz, Ozgur Akcali and Baris Can Aktepe in Istanbul. It aggregates major streaming services such as Deezer, Rdio and Spotify, letting users of different products share & discover personal playlists and reach out to people with similar tastes.

The songs shared by our friends on social media are often not available to us if we do not have an account on the music service they are using. Cubic.fm remove this barrier among different streaming services, so people -no matter which service they subscribe to- would be able to share songs and playlists with each other. This is the main reason why Cubic.fm is come out.

The new version of Cubic.fm was first launced at The Next Web Europe Conference on April 24th, and maybe they will be on stage at Startup Istanbul, if they are selected as one of the 20 startups in finals.

Wrist: A Smart Way of Cashless Payment

Wrist is one of the selected Startups for Mentorship and Training program which will be held at Microsoft Turkey Office. You can apply until August 30 on here.


Wrist is a Sofia, Bulgaria based startup, founded in January 2014 by Ned Dervenkov, Dimitar Manolov and Daniel Radev, providing a new and smart way of cashless payments. Wrist bracelet enables to access control regulation, new channel for customer acquisition, understanding and retention. Wrist a is wearable, “smart” bracelet that is functional, secured and intuitive for usage.

Wristband is a bluetooth low energy device containing your event pass and your current account info,allowing you to make contactless payments and beat the queues. You can also use your smart phone to load money into your bracelet on anywhere at anytime. It provides businesses with real time statistics about consumer behavior, operational productivity, cash and stock flow.

Wrist team plans on delivering a complete new way of payment for fun activities, such as music festivals and consumption at bars and restaurants. They also plan to start mass production in 2015.

They have already tested their product at a festival called The Big White Powder which is held at Chepelare, a ski resort in Southern Bulgaria. You can watch the video below:

LIX – The Smallest Printing Pen in the World

LIX Pen has been selected for mentorship and training program at Startup Istanbul. You can still apply until 30th of August on here.


Can you imagine a pen enables you to doodle in the air? London-based startup LIX Pen is absolutely doing that.  It allows you to write in the air by melting plastic. The pen is about the same size as a regular pen and can be plugged into a regular USB port.  You can think LIX pen as a mobile 3D printer. It has the similar function as 3D printers. It melts and cools coloured plastic, letting you create rigid and freestanding structures.

LIX Pen, founded by Ismail Baran and Anton Suvovor, is first launched as a Kickstarter project and passed its goal in just two hours. Founders says that Lix 3D printing pen opens new possibilities to many other industries such as for stylists, architects, designers and anybody who are interested in 3D printing.

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The founders also say the new compact design is smaller than any other pen on the market and it can even be powered by the electricity from a USB port.

LIX Pen

LIX Pen, is the smallest 3D printing pen in the world, it enables you to doodle in the air. This professional tool offers you the comfort and pushes your creativity to another level.  With Lix 3D Pen you can create anything from small to big, from details to prototypes. It allows you to express your creativity on a whole new level.

Twitter Ads now Avaliable in 35 EMEA Markets

Do you want to listen Twitter Executives? Sanjeet Matharu will be at Startup Istanbul Conference. Get Your Early Birds Tickets.


twitter-logoToday, Twitter announced 12 additional markets in Central and Eastern Europe, and in Portugal. So, Twitter Ads will now be available 35 Markets in EMEA. The new markets are: Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine and Portugal.

Twitter helps companies to accomplish goals like driving engagement or direct-response actions like website traffic, video views, leads and sales.

Twitter has different kind of targeting tools. Here they are:

  • Promoted Video helps brands easily upload and distribute video on Twitter, and measure their content’s reach and effectiveness.
  • Objective-based campaigns and pricing (beta) makes it easier for advertisers to create and optimize successful marketing campaigns — and pay only for the actions that are aligned with their marketing.
  • The Tweet Activity Dashboard gives advertisers, publishers and VITs insight into how their organic Tweet content performs.
  • Mobile App Promotion enables advertisers to drive mobile app installs and engagements on Twitter.
  • TV Conversation Targeting allows networks and brands to promote Tweets to users who engage with specific shows.

Being Successful is a Sexy Thing

Top tech investors and VC Partners will be at Startup Istanbul Conference on the 30th of September. Get a chance to be successful.


Success is something that all of us wish to attain. And the definition of being successful has been changing over the years. Is it all about how badly you want it and how much you’re willing to work for it ?

Let’s look at what the movie star and angel investor, Ashton Kutcher says:

”The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart. And being thoughtful. And being generous. EVERYthing else is CRAP, I promise you. It’s just crap that people try to sell to you to make you feel like less. So don’t buy it. Be smart, be thoughtful, and be generous.

I just relearned when I was making this movie about Steve Jobs. And Steve Jobs said when you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way that it is. And that your life is to live your life inside the world, and try not to get into too much trouble, and maybe get an education, and get a job, and make some money, and have a family, but life can be a lot broader than that when you realize one simple thing, and that is that everything around us, that we call life, was made up by people that are no smarter than you. And you can build your own things, you can build your own life that other people can live in. So build a life, don’t live one, build one. Find your opportunities and always be sexy.”

Startup Istanbul Announcement – Selected Startups in 1st Round

Selected 100 Startups will get together at Microsoft Office in Istanbul and meet best mentors from mainly US and Europe. You can still apply until the 30th of August on here


We are very excited to announce the first round selected Startups for Startup Istanbul Conference. You can find the details of Startups on this link. 

Selected Startups

Eventtus
BethClip
Speednext
Event Hat
Socialeyes
LIX Pen
CeeVee
LocName
KALBOARD360
Magision
Docido
Fori Mazdoori
Manads
Ta3rifah
Butarek
StudyBud
HotelinPocket
Savaree
Passwordless
Saf7aone
Maşinga
Aslı’s Closet (Aslı’nın Dolabı)
Intellistats
Sendfiles2.me
Ödeal
DynaRules
Wr1st
ClubInternet
Travely
Invitans
Compello
PakWheels
Alldaywifi
Bookme
cubic.fm
Mougli
ShortPoint
Funimate
Booke
Chain – Network Builder
Mobilus Ltd.
Edgar

Applications are still avaliable until August 30. Apply from here

Mentorship and Training

On 27 – 28th of September, selected 100 startups will get together at Microsoft Office in Istanbul and meet best mentors from mainly US and Europe. On 29th of September all startups will pitch to the jury and top 15 will be selected for the final event.

On 30th of September, 15 startups will be on the stage at Lutfi Kirdar Convention Center. All Venture Capitals and angel investors will be there to listen to the presentations.