The Founder Institute, the World's Largest Startup Accelerator, is currently testing demand for opening a chapter in Istanbul, Turkey for the Winter of 2012.
If you'd like to help bring this great program to Istanbul, then fill out an Interest Form today. If enough people fill out this form and express interest by Septmeber 30th, then the Founder Institute will formally launch an Istanbul Chapter.
The Founder Institute is an early-stage startup accelerator and global launch network that, in just three years of operation, has helped launch over 565 companies across 28 cities and five continents. Through our part-time four month program, existing and prospective founders can launch their dream company with expert training, feedback, and support from experienced startup CEOs - while not being required to quit their day job. Our unique Graduate Liquidity Pool also enables graduates and mentors to share in the equity upside of each class, creating strong teamwork-based startup ecosystems where great companies can flourish. We call it "Globalizing Silicon Valley."
If you would like to learn more, then join one of two free events we will be hosting in September:
Leading the Founder Institute's efforts in Istanbul are two leaders of the Istanbul startup scene; Kutlu Kazanci (Co-Founder, WeDecide, Ex-Coordinator of Galata Angel Network and Endeavor) and Elbruz Yilmaz (CEO BTS Law Firm, member of the Galata Angel Network).
The program is open to anybody that is passionate about building a technology company: idea or no idea, full-time job or unemployed, young or old, male or female, experienced in business or straight out of school. We also support a wide range of technology industries: including digital media, software, biotech, cleantech, ecommerce, advertising, consumer electronics, and more.