Monthly Archives: November 2014

Technology in Classrooms, Here is how Kalboard360 works

KALBOARD360 Learning Management System is specially designed for K-12 and runs inside and outside classrooms using smart phones and tablets connected to the cloud. KALBOARD360 is built on a distributed learning approach, which takes into consideration face-to-face learning and social skills. It supports the BYOD principle and runs on iOS, Android, and Windows environments and uses a hybrid connectivity approach that works with or without Internet connection, which reduces the schools’ Internet consumption, and cost.

You can watch their Startup Istanbul presentation:

Kalboard360 – 30 September 2014 Etohum Startup Istanbul

The Story of Blablacar from Nicolas Brusson & Ozan Sönmez

Nicolas is co-founder & COO of BlaBlaCar. He leads the company’s international growth and operations. Naturally pragmatic, he uses fast iteration to uncover high-growth opportunities. Nicolas is a strong advocate of local teams and acqui-hire, a strategy he implemented to expand BlaBlaCar’s footprint to a global scale. He also led BlaBlaCar’s $100m financing.

Ozan Sönmez obtained experience in leadership initiatives of UN Global Compact in New York and Geneva. He later worked for Angel Wings Ventures from the Netherlands, an impact investment advisory house specialised on social entrepreneurship and launched the AWV Turkish Office. He is Venture Lab Accelerator at KAUST now.

Nicolas and Ozan talked about Blablacar’s story and its expansion plans. You can watch the full talk on here:

Nicolas Brusson & Ozan Sönmez – Startup Istanbul – 30 September 2014

Music Discovery is Still A Problem! But Why..Here is is a music discovery platform that aggregates major streaming services, letting users of different products share & discover personal playlists and reach out to people with similar tastes. aims to eliminate the inconvenient fragmentation in the digital music space and connect users of different platforms.

Centralizing user experience as well as user data, plans to solve the prolonged problem of music discovery. Currently partnered with Spotify, Deezer and Rdio, the team is working full throttle on new integrations. was one of the selected startups pitched on Startup Istanbul Stage. Here is their presentation: – 30 September 2014 Etohum Startup Istanbul

Disrupt Startup ScaleUP will take place on November 14th – 16th in Athens, Greece

Disrupt Startup ScaleUP will take place on November 14th – 16th in Athens, Greece during the celebration of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).

This high energy event created by Industry Disruptors- Game Changers (ID-GC) has already received global recognition with viewers reaching over 1 million livestream hits and was recently covered in the global Financial Times featuring Richard Branson. The event will take place under the auspices of UNESCO. Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) will launch this year from Disrupt Startup ScaleUP in which will be live streamed into 150 countries.

ID-GC is a non-profit independent organization promoting entrepreneurship and extroversion within the South Mediterranean region and the Balkans. Currently, GEW is active in over 140 countries with more than 20,000 activities and 7 million participants worldwide.


This year our event is set up with inspiring keynote presentations with disrupting the status quo as a key element which will hold the finals of 5 live start-up competitions where 50 pioneering international and national startups will pitch in front of a live audience and judges. The event will be has startups coming from many different countries and 5 continents.

They will be also holding the finals of the Future Agro Challenge, as well as, regional finals for the Get In the Ring competition and  SFEE Innovation Project 2.0, Creative Business Cup, and Cleantech Open national finals. Combining competitions, keynote speeches,seminars, workshops, panel discussions, a startup marketplace where startups will be able to demonstrate their products and services.