Monthly Archives: September 2014

Seamless: A Clever Mobile Advertising Platform

Startup Istanbul Conference Day is very close, If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, you still have a chance to join the biggest networking event in the region.

With Seamless you can unlock the real intelligence of smartphones. Seamless, part of the Mobilike group, has unveiled the proprietary technology platform to enhance mobile advertising capabilities of premium publishers. Seamless enables publishers to monetize their mobile applications without disrupting the user experience, while allowing advertisers to reach the right audience through sensor driven targeting and offers unique native advertising features that support publishers in maximizing revenue, ensuring the mobile industry’s highest fill rates.

Mobilike group companies have won several awards at prestigious competitions, such as the Effie, IAB Mixx and MMA Smarties through the use of the seamless platform. seamless’ unique TargetSense™ technology, which leverages all sensors of smartphones and lets advertisers hone in on the right audience by segmenting battery and storage level, application usage, location history.

ProSiebenSat.1 Group offers 7 Million Euro Media Worth to Startups

ProSiebenSat.1 Group, Germany’s largest TV network, has announced that SevenVentures Pitch Day goes international and the startups will have a chance to win 7 million Euros in TV ads! The startup competition specifically targets founders and consumer startups intending to enter or grow in the European market with their business idea or product. ProSiebenSat.1 associates with TF1 France, Dogan TV Turkey, TVN Group Poland and Modern Times Group Sweden for this international competition.

SevenVentures Pitch Day is focusing on young consumer start-ups outside of Germany. You can apply, if you are:

  • Into consumer internet or mobile
  • Located outside of Germany
  • Looking to enter or grow big in Europe starting with Germany

SevenVentures Pitch Day will be held at the NOAH Conference in London on November 13th, 2014. From all the applications, 7 candidates will receive free tickets for Noah conference in London, where they will present their business idea. You can apply to the competition on this link.


Funimate: Be The Star of Your Own Music Clip

Funimate has been selected for the mentorship an training program at Startup Istanbul. You can see the full list on the startups page.

Telling visual stories using short looping visual clips is on the rise with animated GIFs, Vines and short Instagram videos. Funimate aims to be the best content creation tool for this emerging form of media with a vibrant user community. You can quickly transform an everyday moment into a surprisingly fun looping video clip with never before seen animation effects and also add text and music to your Funimate video. You can be the star of your own music clip and easily share it on your popular social network.

Funimate was created by two PhD level mobile imaging experts from Istanbul and Izmir who previously worked at Nokia Research Center, Finland and led R&D efforts of numerous visual technologies in the market. Funimate was featured by Apple as the Best New app at its launch and was featured in more than 100 countries as the Best Selfie app.


IDCEE-2014 will take place on October 9-10

The 5th edition of IDCEE. Internet Technologies & Innovations will take place on October 9-10, 2014. You can register for the event on this link.

IDCEE-2014 will host the biggest Startup Alley in the region (150 startups) and hold Startup Competition with €30,000 total cash prize. The line-up of the anniversary conference will focus on e-health, charity, media, robotics, e-commerce and mobile applications. Social Entrepreneurship Hackathon and Tech Area will be introduced.

IDCEE is a large-scale international event, which annually gathers entrepreneurs and representatives of the global VC funds, angel investors and startups, IT industry leaders and experts, geeks and bloggers in Kiev city. In 5 years it has evolved to one of the top European IT-events: 2,500+ attendees from 45 countries of the world, 80 outstanding speakers, 150 startups at Startup Alley, 120 journalists, 300 VC funds and angels with $30 bn under management.

The IDCEE 2014 program consists of three simultaneous streams – Main Stage, Startup Stage, and Tech Stage. Big emphasis this year is put on charity activities and social entrepreneurship. For the first time IDCEE launches Social Entrepreneurship Hackathon to generate ideas and develop innovative projects to address the most pressing social problems. The best project will get the special award from the professional jury. Moreover, Tech Area will be introduced to support achievements in hardware production industry of the CEE region. It’s going to be a non-traditional expo of products – an interactive zone with simultaneous showcasing of robots, drones, wearables, gadgets etc.


Startup Istanbul Venue: Lutfi Kirdar Convention Center

Startup Istanbul will be held at Lutfi Kirdar Convention Center on the 30 of September. You can still register for the event on here.

Lutfi Kirdar Convention Center

ICEC is located at the center where the business, culture and art worlds meet. The venue has been rendering its services to its guests since 1996 with its experienced staff, up to date technologic infrastructure and with catering options from Turkish and world cuisines.

“Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar”, ICEC , in the heart of the Congress Valley, has the capacity to host all kinds of organizations from conventions to fairs, from concerts to exhibitions with its halls in daylight and a view of the Bosphorus at its location of the cross section of Istanbul’s elegant restaurants, luxury brands and fashion district.

In a metropolitan city as Istanbul, it is very significant to what extent the location and transportation facilities can be used. There are many three-, four- and five-star hotels within walking distance to “Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar”, ICEC and its location provides easy and fast transportation to the important historical places of the city.

Main Building

The Main Building has been designed for various organizations. The halls, having different capacities, a wide foyer area with daylight and state of the art technological equipment, enable the Main Building to meet all kinds of needs and requests.
The “Bogaziçi Borsa” Restaurant in the Main Building unites the unique Bosphorus view of “Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar”, ICEC with the flavors of the Turkish and world cuisines and renders its services to the guests for 7 days.

Rumeli Building

The two-level Rumeli Building has a total area of 7.000 square meters, foyers with daylight, separable halls and its own private entry. The Rumeli Building can also be used with the Main Building for larger events.


The Terrace, located between the Main and Rumeli Building, connects two buildings to each other. In addition to the unique Bosphorus view of Istanbul, the Terrace is a preferred alternative for dinners, cocktails, weddings and other outdoor activities with its own menu choices.

ICEC is between Taksim and Osmanbey. The easiest way to get there is a short walk from Taksim or Osmanbey.

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From Taksim Square :
You are at Taksim Square. Walk along the Cumhuriyet street to Osmanbey direction, keep walking on the right side of the street. When you see TRT Istanbul Radyo, turn right to the next street. Walk down to Hilton Hotel. Turn left to the Gumus Street. You will see the Lutfi Kirdar Convention Center on the right. Enter the Rumeli Hall for the event.

From Osmanbey Metro Stop :

VDecoration: The New of Virtual Decoration in 3D

VDecoration has been selected for mentorship and training program at Startup Istanbul. You can see the full list on here and register for the event on this link.

Iran based startup, VDecoration enables you to see an augmented view of your virtual decoration at location in real-time 3D on your mobile device or tablet. You can see 3D objects in real-time, interact with virtual objects, save and share your decoration designs with everyone on your favorite social networks so that they can see it, compromise it or even edit and share their ideas about your decoration with you.

VDecoration lets you create your home/office decoration using your smart device on multi-platforms, so you can start by taking a picture on your mobile and continue in it or in your PC’s web browser decorating your environment, saving your progress and sharing it with the world for their opinion. VDecoration is the future of decoration and is a true social, “see what you buy before you actually buy it” solution for all who care about their surroundings.


Ekipa: Create Your Party Team

Ekipa has been selected for the mentorship and training program at Startup Istanbul. You can see the full list on here., Belgrade, Serbia based startup, connects three friends with other three friends to meet in different local businesses. is a social platform that helps single people tocreate groups with their friends, search and invite other group of three friends and find local business to meet according to similar interests. They would like to help single and shy people to meet new people by avoiding unpleasant and stressful situations at one to one dating services.

Ekipa is encouraging single people to integrate into the community by inviting their friends in groups and matching with other groups according to similar interests. Matched groups will be able to find different type of local businesses suitable for their meetings. There is social impact that they emphasize: They would like to motivate young people to pay more attention on offline communication, and stop using their cell phones while they are together.


BKM Express Discount for Startup Istanbul Tickets

BKM Express, supports Startup Istanbul participants!

You can earn instant 100 EU promo-code for Startup Istanbul. Just Download BKM Express app for iPhone or Android right now, fill the form and get your discount code!

What is BKM Express?

BKM Express is a quick and easy mobile payment system. You can shop on internet without sharing your credit card information, also send money easily via BKM Express iPhone and Android apps.

With BKM Express you can:

  • Easily make purchases without entering your card details
  • Deal quickly without having to carry your card
  • Safely complete your purchase setting you own password
  • Make installment and continue to earn points and awards

%50 Discount from Sendloop to Startup Istanbul Followers

What is Sendloop?

Sendloop is an email marketing and automation platform which allow you to send newsletters and run automated email marketing campaigns easier. Sendloop has two really great things: They are the easiest email marketing service to use and have exceptional customer service.

Sendloop is giving %50 discount to Startup Istanbul followers. If you use STARTUP2014 code in any plan, you’ll get %50 discount for three months.

With Sendloop you can do:

Mail List Management
Create unlimited mail lists, store your contacts with unlimited data fields. Create segments based on data fields

Email Marketing
Create and send beautiful HTML email newsletters. Get the most from your email marketing activities.

Email Marketing Automation
Track SaaS or any other application users in real-time and send the right message at the right time. Increase your conversions.

You can also get email marketing reports and hosted subscribe pages such as Facebook add-ons, WordPress plug-in, subscription forms, and many others.

DynaRules: The Next Generation Cloud Application Development System

DynaRules has been selected for mentorship and training program at Startup Istanbul. You can see the full list on here and register for the event on this link.

DynaRules, the Istanbul based startup, is a Cloud Based Application Development Platform that enables everyone to create, deploy and publish corporate web applications easily & without needing to code. DynaRules has also a featured marketplace on top of the application designer platform, This marketplace enables users and developers to sell their applications on it and gain revenue.

DynaRules has also some ready corporate applications called Premium Applications developed by our experts, these applications are ready to use and also ready to be customized for your needs. We offer that “From Idea to Business Applications in Days”

DynaRules can develop the business applications 5 times faster and at ½ the cost of other software development platforms. The applications developed can be deployed on the DynaRules cloud marketplace and also on the local system. It is new software with different set of functionalities for developing applications. The prime advantage of using DynaRules is that the database is maintained by itself.