Dear Entrepreneurs,

Uludağ Economy Summit, the largest business and economics gathering of the region, will host a major Startup Contest in 2018. We expect entrepreneurs from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the region in addition to those from Turkey to take part in the contest which will be held in cooperation with Galata Business Angels and Endeavor. You can apply the competition through our website till 16th February. We invite those who wish to present their ventures in front of the most prominent business angels and startup-friendly leaders of Turkey and attract investments for them to Uludağ to win the grand prize.

Uludağ Economy Summit which has been held since 2012 gets together both local and international key speakers and business people. This Summit in which the local and global issues are discussed has hosted globally known economists, CEOs and directors of major national and international companies, and prominent political leaders so far. Distinguished people including Ali Babacan, Mehmet Şimşek, Nouriel Roubini, Marc Faber, Muhtar Kent, Hamdi Ulukaya, Christian Wulff, Jack Straw, Fatih Terim, Kai Georg Diekmann, Jared Cohen, Jean Claude Trichet, Navi Radjou, Yannos Papantoniou and Esko Aho were among the speakers of the Summit.

In 2018, we will host a major start-up competition. Entrepreneurs from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the region in addition to those from Turkey are able to apply the international start-up competition “Stars of Region” which is going to be held in cooperation with Galata Business Angels and Endeavor. The top 10 entrepreneurs will be invited to Uludağ Economy Summit for a live presentation. This live presentation will be held in front of the juror consisting of GBA investors, Endeavor members and successful leaders of business world including Ahmet Faralyalı, Ali Sabancı, Hasan Aslanoba, İhsan Elgin, Nevzat Aydın, Mehmet Kutman, Ömer Erkmen, Paul Doany, Rina Onur, Saruhan Tan, Uğur Şeker, Varol Civil and Yılmaz Yıldız. The top 3 start-up entrepreneurs will have the opportunity not only to attract investments from the most prominent leaders of the business world, but to do networking with world’s leading business people as well. The deadline of applications to this competition which can be done through our website is 16th February. The juror will make its decision based on the uniqueness of the idea, its scalability, the size of the market, the access barrier created by the venture, and the past experiences of the entrepreneur and the team.

If you wish to participate in this major event, please fill out the form prepared by Galata Business Angels, and apply immediately so as to take a big step for the development of your business.

Good luck!
Capital and Ekonomist Magazines

JURORS

AHMET FARALYALI

Co-Founder Mediterra Capital

ALİ SABANCI

Chairman of the Board, Pegasus Airlines

HASAN ASLANOBA

Chairman of the Board, Aslanoba Group

İHSAN ELGİN

Founder, CoStrateji

MEHMET KUTMAN

Chairman of the Board, Global Investment Holdings

NEVZAT AYDIN

CEO, Yemeksepeti

ÖMER ERKMEN

Investor, Entrepreneur and Mentor

PAUL DOANY

CEO, Turk Telekom

RİNA ONUR

Partner, 500 Startups

SARUHAN TAN

Partner, Big Chefs

UĞUR ŞEKER

Founder, DBI

UMUR ÖZAL

Partner, Valuta Capital

VAROL CİVİL

Member of the Board, TEB NV and Angel Investor

YILMAZ YILDIZ

CEO, Zurich Insurance

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