Startup Istanbul 2015: Speakers and Mentors

We are just less than a week away from the most important startup event of the year – Startup Istanbul 2015 Conference. To emphasize on the importance and the significance of the event, here we will present to you an extended list of this year’s mentors and speakers, who will be talking on the stage at Lütfi Kırdar Congress Center in Istanbul.

Along with Steve Blank, Dave McClure, Steli Efti, Teruhide Sato, Morten Lund and Prof. Hans Wissema, on the stage of the event we will also see:

Iliana Montauk,  Director of Gaza Sky Geeks. GSG , the first startup accelerator in Gaza, is run by Mercy Corps and was launched in collaboration with Google.


Fadi Bishara, Founder & CEO of Blackbox, which is empowering global born startups with Silicon Valley resources. Prior to founding Blackbox, Fadi was the founder and CEO of techVenture.


Ferruh Gürtaş, Corporate and Government Affairs Director of Intel Middle East, Turkey & Africa


Philip Auerswald, Founding Executive Director at Global Entrepreneurship Research Network


Brett Nakatsu, Director of Expansion at UP Global


Ozan Sonmez, New Ventures Accelerator KAUST


Charley Haley, Special Counsel of Cooley LLP


Erik Anderson from Startup Wise Guys


Selcuk Atli, Entrepreneur in Residence at 500 Startups


John Shewchuk, Technical Fellow at Microsoft


Said Rahmani Khezri, CEO & Founder of Sarava


Ussal Şahbaz, Program Manager of TEPAV / Global Entrepreneurship Program


Ertuğrul Belen, Founder of Networking Academy, Speed networking expert


Don’t miss the opportunity to become a part of the most exciting entrepreneurship event in Eurasia and register today.

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