Applications for the Take Off Startup Summit with an award of ₺2 million 250 thousand are opened

Applications for the Take Off Enterprise Summit, which was held under the leadership of the Turkish Technology Team Foundation, the Ministry of Industry and Technology of the Republic of Turkiye and the Investment Office of the Presidency, have started.

At the summit, which aims to contribute to the entrepreneurial ecosystem by bringing together the participants from the local and foreign entrepreneurship ecosystem and to make Turkiye a center of attraction for entrepreneurs and investors in this field, the semi-finals for local startups will be held in Ankara and Izmir this year. In the Ankara and Izmir stages, which will be held as Pre Take Off, local initiatives will bring together the pre-assessment presentations with the participants. The final event, aimed at international participants as well as local startups, will be held in Istanbul in December 2023.

The rich program of the Take Off Startup Summit will include panels, keynote talks, and startup presentations. At the same time, the summit, where one-on-one meeting areas are provided for investors, institutions and entrepreneurs for potential cooperation meetings, will offer private entrepreneurship workshops and international networking opportunities. Take Off is the most comprehensive entrepreneurship summit in the region, receiving thousands of applications every year from more than 100 countries, hosting more than 600 entrepreneurs, more than 400 mentors and investors and 140 speakers. A total of 1700 entrepreneur-mentor meetings have been held so far at the summit, which has been awarded more than $155 thousand since 2018.

Total prize in Pre Take Off is ₺2 million 250 thousand

In the pre-assessment presentations to be made at Pre Take Off, the startups that come first in their category will have the right to receive a total of ₺2 million 250 thousand in cash support. The finalist startups will compete to win the grand prize at Take Off Istanbul. In addition to the cash award to its entrepreneurs:

What does the Take Off Startup Summit offer startups?

  • Opening a stand in Pre-Take Off and in Istanbul
  • ₺75.000 for pre-mvp entrepreneurs who are the winners of the Pre-Take Off category
  • ₺150.000 for mvp entrepreneurs who are the first in the category of Pre-Take Off
  • Grand Prize in Istanbul
  • B2B negotiations
  • Expert mentor interviews
  • Investment meetings
  • Taking part in the entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • You will be given the opportunity to listen to respected speakers and attend conferences.


Source: Egirisim / Prepared by Irem Yildiz

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