It is very exciting to announce that Dave McClure, who is entrepreneur, world-known angel investor and co-founder of the business incubator 500 Startups, will be on stage at Startup Istanbul 2015 event and, along with Steve Blank, will be member of the jury of Startup Istanbul Challenge.
The success of connected2.me, the winner of Startup Istanbul Challenge 2014, proved the unlimited opportunities, which Startup Istanbul event brings to the talented entrepreneurs. The winning of the 1st Award previous year was a great success for Connected2.me and didn’t only secure investment fromDave McClure and 500 Startups, but also led to the relocation of the company’s headquarter to the Silicon Valley. Later in 2014, the company received 515.000 USDfund from several investors. If you want to be part of the challenge, register now by filling the Startup Application.
The global social network connected2.me has just announced that they have reached the impressive number of 4 million users. They are also rapidly growingon mobile by reaching over 515 thousand monthly active mobile users. Connected2.me is available for Android and iOS devices.
Based in Silicon Valley, the company is now planning a new product, targeting specifically the USA market. It is expected Connected2.me to have by the end of the year a revenue of 1 million Turkish lira.
Startup Istanbul has finished with lots of beautiful memories, business connections and opportunities. The event was held at Lutfi Kirdar Convention Center with the participation of over 1,000 people. The finalist 15 startups made presentations in front of our grand jury ,Rahul Sood, Jason Ball and Dave McClure.
We would like to thank Startup Istanbul’s main sponsor SAP Innovation Center Turkey, Microsoft, IBM, TEB Private Banking, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, ICC, Turkcell, Mastercard, Amazon WS, PayPal, Seamless, Bilyoner, Sendloop, Inventram, Avantgarde Hotel, Secure Drive, Marginal Porter Novelli, Pozitiftv for performing live broadcast and also the team of Event Agency, KTH.