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The Founder Institute, the world's premier startup launch program, is preparing to launch a very promising Istanbul Fall 2018 Semester. We have many great startup mentors confirmed, and impressive founders are beginning to enroll in the program as well.

If you are serious about launching a startup in Istanbul and could use expert training and feedback, then apply to the Istanbul Founder Institute today.

This Sunday (2018-10-07) is the Early Application Deadline. If you apply by Sunday you can take the Predictive Admissions Test for free ($50 value), and if you enroll by the Early Deadline you are also eligible to receive one of several Founder Institute Fellowships.

The Founder Institute is the most challenging and effective step-by-step startup launch program for talented and motivated aspiring entrepreneurs. Our program gives you the structured process, feedback, and evaluation from expert mentors, and a global network of entrepreneurs. In addition, the Founder Institute is the only program of its kind that focuses on people versus ideas, accepts founders with day jobs, and shares equity with all participants.

The Istanbul Chapter will be led by local leaders Ali Erhat Nalbant (Co Director iNEO: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Office, Kadir Has University Technology Transfer Office), Cagdas Onen (Marketing Manager, iyzico), Gul Comez (Strategy and Business Development Manager, Çatı Girişim), and Kaan Akın (Founder/CEO, Hackquarters).

In addition, participants in Istanbul will receive expert training and feedback from an impressive list of mentors, including:

  • A. Erhat Nalbant: Cofounder, Founder Institute Istanbul
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • Alemsah Ozturk: CEO, 41-29
  • Alexander Chang
  • Alexandra Marshakova: Project Leader , The Boston Consulting Group
  • Ali Karabey: Managing Director, 212ltd Venture Capital Fund
  • Alper Tekin: CEO, Mekanist
  • Alper yegin: Architect, Samsung
  • Andaç Türkmen: Technical Co-founder, Parasut.com
  • Andrew Weinreich: CEO, MeetMoi
  • Anil Topal: Managing Director, Movende
  • Anthony Rose: Founder & CEO, SeedLegals
  • Arden Agopyan: Founder & CEO, HotelRunner
  • Ari Bencuya: Startup Consultant and Web Analytics Enthusiast
  • Ata Uzunhasan: Managing Director, Galata Business Angels
  • Atıl Erken: General Partner, Collective Spark
  • Aycan Avci: CEO, Aya Consulting
  • Ayse Topcu: CEO, Telios Angels
  • Ayşe İnal: Advisor, Galata Business Angels
  • Barbaros Özbugutu: Co-founder & CEO, iyzico Ödeme Hizmetleri A.Ş
  • Barış Yaman: CEO / Co-founder, Galata Labs
  • Basak Taspinar Degim: Founder & CEO, Armut.com
  • Basar Kaya: R&D Grants Expert, Projemetre R&D Consultancy
  • Batu Sat: Co-Founder, Mall IQ
  • Berhan Kongel: Co Founder, OneHour & SupportGirls & TakımTakip
  • Birol Kabakoglu: Founder & CEO, Tasit.com
  • Bulent Yilmaz: Founder, Liberro
  • Burak Cendek: Revo Capital, Revo Capital
  • Burak Yaman: Coordinator, KWORKS
  • Burkan Beyli: Founder & Managing Partner, Beyli Capital & Beyli Ventures
  • Çağdaş Berksan: CEO, bizimsokak.com
  • Caglar Erol: CEO, Enuygun.com
  • Cahit GUVENSOY: GM, LOGO
  • Can Saracoglu: Founding Partner, String Ventures
  • Can Serter: Angel Investor, Angel Investor
  • Canay Atalay: CoFounder, Patica.co
  • Cem Ersözlü: Senior Art Director, ITA Digital Agency
  • Cem Hurturk: CoFounder, SendLoop
  • Cem Sertoglu: Partner, Earlybird Venture Capital
  • Cem Sokullu: Founder, Reputy.org
  • Ceren Sungu Kalpaklıoğlu: Founder, Pabbler
  • Dave Parker: Serial Entrepreneur, 5X Founder, Code Fellows
  • Deniz Kuran: Chief Business Development Officer, StartupFon
  • Ebru Gurses: Co-Founder, Fongogo
  • Ekim Kaya: CEO & Cofounder, Botego
  • Elbruz Yilmaz: Investment Manager, 3TS Capital Partners
  • Elena Pallotta
  • Emek Kırbıyık: CEO, Paradurumu
  • Emrah Yalaz: Cofounder, Surfio
  • Emre Güzer: CEO
  • Emre Ozbek: Founder, Kovvan - Collaborative Innovation Agency
  • Ercan Erciyes: Co-Founder, Monument Labs
  • Erdem Ovacik: Cofounder, Donkey Republic
  • Eren Diril: Founder, Erendiril.com
  • Eren Kocyigit: Founder, Next Big Thing
  • Eren Bali: Chairman & Co-founder, Udemy
  • Ergi Sener: Co-Founder & CEO, Bonbon Tech
  • Erkan Tas: Founder, Product Hospital
  • Ersan Ozer: Founder, Youlike
  • Ertan Atay: CEO, LojiPlatform
  • Esra Derici: Product Manager, StartupFon
  • Evren Ucok: Partner, Earlybird Venture Capital
  • Fatih Isbecer: CEO, Pozitron
  • Fevzi Gungor: CEO
  • Firat Isbecer: Managing Partner, Pozitron
  • Gagan Biyani: Gagan Biyani - CoFounder, Fresh (San Francisco FI) , Fresh
  • Guclu Gokozan: Founder & CEO, Buldumbuldum
  • Gulay Ozkan: Founder, GEDS Business
  • Hakan Bas: CEO, Lidyana
  • Hande Cilingir: CEO
  • Harun Guner: Cofounder, Butigo
  • Ilker Kayhan: Investment Manager, KERTEN PRIVATE EQUITY
  • Ismail Berkan: Startup Mentor & Advisor, LC Company
  • Joachim Behrendt: Chairman, Nexum
  • Joe Betts Lacroix: CTO, Vium
  • Kaan Akin: Founder, Hackquarters
  • Kaan Aydogmus: Founder, Magnetic London
  • Kevin Siskar: Managing Director, Founder Institute NY
  • Kutlu Kazanci: Director, Founder Institute Istanbul
  • Mehmet Yitmen: Managing Partner, ACM Software
  • Mehmet Metin Okur: CEO, Dalf.io
  • Melih Odemis: Co-Founder, Yemeksepeti.com
  • Mercedes Bankston: Director of Business Development, McGraw-Hill Education
  • Mert Yılmaz: General Manger, Paradurumu
  • Murat Soysal: Co-Founder, Segmentify
  • Murat Sahin: CEO, SecureDrive
  • Murat Tortopoğlu: Lean Startup Coach, Consultant, Yaratıcı Yıkım
  • Murat Tepe: Founder, Tikla Kutla
  • Mustafa Dalci: CEO, Userspots
  • Mustafa Kopuk: CEO, Tarvenn Ventures and Advisors
  • Nevzat Aydin: CEO, Yemeksepeti.com
  • Niels Van Der Linden: Niels Van Der Linden - (Istanbul FI)
  • Numan Numanbayraktaroglu: Managing Director, 212ltd Venture Capital Fund
  • Omer Akarca: Angel Investor, Galata Business Angel Network
  • Onur Kinay: Co-Founder
  • Onur Tekinturhan: Cofounder, Konutkredisi.com.tr
  • Onur Aydin: Country Manager, Groupon Turkey
  • Onur Kutlu Gago: Founder, Tale
  • Orkun Saitoglu: COO, iyzico Ödeme Hizmetleri A.Ş
  • Ozan Yilmaz: Founder, SVC Partners
  • Ozan Uysal: Founder, Appcent
  • Phil Libin: Co-Founder and Chairman of Evernote, Managing Director at General Catalyst, General Catalyst
  • Ramazan Çavuşoğlu: Co-Founder & CEO, Lemon Analysis
  • Ramona Liberoff: COO Innogy Innovation Hub, Spring Accelerator
  • Roys Gureli: VP of Business Development, Roja Embroidery & Lace
  • Sahin Boydas: Sahin Boydas - CEO, MovieLaLa (Istanbul FI), MovieLaLa
  • Seckin Uysal: Founder & Agency Director, Recode
  • Selcuk Ergin: CEO, BOZA
  • Selçuk Atlı: Founder and CEO, Stealth
  • Serkan Haslak: CEO and Founder, Hızlı Çeviri
  • Serkan Sevim: CEO
  • Serkan Kurtuluş: Multipreneur
  • Serkan Ünsal: CEO, dakick.com
  • Serkan Bagce: Co-Founder, Startup Market
  • Serkan Yagiz: Bizspark program director, Microsoft
  • Sidar Sahin: CEO, Peak Games
  • Simla Ozbay
  • Sinan Zabunoglu: Co-founder & CEO
  • Suat Eker: CEO, Eteration AS
  • Suat Gücel: Founder, Tatilsepeti.com
  • Taner Akcok: VP of Product Management, Webtrekk GmbH
  • Tayfun Uslu: CEO, Dalf.io
  • Tayfun Ugur
  • Tolga Sen: Partner, Tart Media
  • Tristan Kromer: Lean Startup Coach & Advisor, TriKro LLC
  • Umut Gökbayrak: CTO, Aslanoba Group
  • Umut Ersoy: Director, Marjinal Porter Novelli
  • Viktor Kuzu: Cofounder, WePeople
  • Vlada Pechenaya: Growth Marketing Specialist, Twentify
  • Volkan Duvarci: Founder, Babycare App
  • Yigit Ersu: Founder, PeopleApps
  • Yılmaz Avcı: CEO, Uretmake
  • Yomi Kastro: Founder, Inveon
  • Yusuf Ozan Ustebay: Training programs, KWORKS

  • And many more to be announced.

Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used the Founder Institute to transition from employee to entrepreneur, test their startup ideas, build a team, get their first customers, raise funding, and more - like UdemyRealty MoguliCarsClubItembasegoplaceit, and Appota.

                                  We hope you will join us in Istanbul and launch a company in 2016.

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