Startup Weekend FinTech - startups focused on creating better financial systems Istanbul

    Friday, November 25 - 27, 2016


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Startup Weekend FinTech - startups focused on creating better financial systems Istanbul

Friday, November 25 - 27, 2016



Friday, November 25 - 27, 2016
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Habita Coworking
Yeşilce Mahallesi, Ulubaş Caddesi 23
Istanbul, Turkey

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Startup Weekend Fintech Istanbul

The Financial Services industry is the largest and fastest growing sector in Turkiye. 

We have a great partner, namely PayU, Tech and Design offering swag, mentoring, great prizes and assets that will help make the weekend a great success for all our participants. 


What is Startup Weekend

The startup movement has accelerated growth in many places, and fintech is one the most exciting and rapidly developing industries in the world! Investment in Fintech startups hit an all time high in 2016 - with over $20Bn invested globally. The time for entrepreneurs and innovators to work and invest in their ideas is now. 

Our goal for this event is to connect people who are passionate and want to tackle the tough challenges in the financial and fintech industries, to learn-by-doing, firsthand, what makes a business and an idea successful. And in doing so, we'll shape the future of financial services in Australia.

How does Startup Weekend work:

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, market validation, design and coding. The weekends culminate with final pitches in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. 

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 25th


6:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


9:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday November 26th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday November 27th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Lunch


12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


4:00 pm
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Istanbul is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Nesen
    Yucel
  • Patrick
    Bosteels

Facilitators


Patrick Bosteels
Chief Connector & Enabler Stage-Co

Patrick Bosteels was a serial entrepreneur with failures and successes. Co-founded Stage-Co & CodeDojo Turkey.

He refers to himself as a cineast and photographer. He worked long enough on a farm to understand how difficult it is. Creative and always positive. Innovation to him doesn’t mean a sh*t if it doesn’t solve a problem in a sustainable way. 

He loves organizing and bringing people together. 


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