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A unique opportunity for talented startups representing the ICT sector of Armenia
Turkey | Public Journalism Club, The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey


For the first time, a delegation of 10 best startup representatives and prominent ICT leaders from Armenia will have the exceptional opportunity to take part in the Startup Istanbul Regional Forum to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 6-10, 2016, within the framework of the programme “Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalization Process: Stage 2”, funded by the European Union.

Selected by Public Journalism Club and TEPAV Foundation, the representatives of Armenia-based startups, together with more than 500 startups, 500 investors, 4000 attendees and 50 speakers from other countries, will get the chance to take part in all the stages of the Forum, including:

-  2-day Mentorship Program

- Interview to take part in the Startup Challenge

- If selected, participation in the Startup Challenge

- Booths showcasing own startup companies and Armenia ICT ecosystem

- Participation in the Final Conference


What is Startup Istanbul?

Startup Istanbul is the leading startup event which brings together founders, investors and executives in the region. It’s a gathering of the angel investors, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and leading startups, where startups from different countries of the region get the chance to showcase their innovative business ideas, get advice from international experts and network with investors.


Why to participate?


-         Participation in a two-day mentorship program with the involvement of the best mentors from the US and Europe

-          Opportunity to showcase own startup companies and Armenia ICT ecosystem

-          Interview to take part in the Startup Challenge

-          If selected, participation in the Startup Challenge

-         If selected by investors, opportunity to pitch their ideas during the Startup Istanbul Conference

-         Building a powerful professional network with business angels, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists from Middle East, West Asia, East Europe and the US

-         Before leaving for Istanbul, Public Journalism Club will organize an orientation session for the selected startups, in frames of which prominent ICT experts will help the participants get ready for the event and acquire networking and pitching skills.


Which startups can apply?

All the Armenia-based startups which have

-          Demonstrated success in the implementation of at least one or more innovative idea/s

-         Produced a product/prototype

-         The startup operates in the ICT sector

-         The startup representative has a good command of English


Financial expenses

Travel and accommodation expenses of the selected participants will be borne by Public Journalism Club.

Selected participants should prepare visual materials to be exhibited in their booths and cover the printing costs.


How to apply?

Please fill in the Startup Istanbul Application Form by 21 August, 2016.

In case of further questions, please contact Seda Muradyan (e-mail: [email protected], mob.: +374 99 75 58 98).

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