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DAPGenomics – miRNA Hunter
Did you know that breast milk is not clean anymore? This technology provides a home use test panel for nutrition content of breast milk. It offers a descriptive analysis on gene and health relation for newborns. It is the only patented commecialisable product which detects diet based enchanced functional genomic content in milk.
We have better technology for Live Broadcasting, Video-On-demand Encoder and Cloud Broadcasting Clouplay is a video management and hosting service that can combine the services of interactive video marketing, platform setup, channel setting and live broadcasting under one roof with high compression technology and patented products 20 times faster than all existing systems and deliver them all at a very low cost.
Infinite Balance FinTech EduGames
We make Finance Education easy and enjoyable. Our major competitive advantage lies in combining gamification with simulation, which makes learning the topics easier and more fun. Moreover, the competition is between players, not against a computer.
Frizbit enables websites to send automated & personalised notifications to their targeted web users, even when they are not on the website. Frizbit is a marketing tool that helps digital marketers increase web traffic & revenue by combining website push notification and marketing automation technology in one easy-to-use platform.
We are indoor Location Based Mobile Engagement and Analytics Platform without needing any hardware. Our technology does not require beacons or any other hardware in shopping venues, thus any agreements and our location technology is accurate to each particular store in a multi-level shopping mall where GPS does not work
Istanbul Demo Day
Istanbul Demo day was held in October 10th. With more than 15 startups and many local VC and Angels participated to the event. The main idea of the Istanbul Demo Day was to make a rehearsal workshop of the London Demo Day. During the event, after each startups pitching investors gaves recommendation about the pitches and asked real questions before the main event at 23rd October.
Turkish economy indicators: Continual growth gains momentum
According to the official data released on September 11, the Turkish economy grew 5.1% in the second quarter of 2017 comparing to the same period of the previous year. The recovering from attempted militarist/political upheavals and following the April 16th referandum Turkey has re-assured its secure and trustworthy position once again and reflected this in the given numbers. Both the national and foreign demand has contributed to this expansion. The national demand added a 3.2% increase to the overall growth rate whereas that of net foreign demand is recorded as 1.8%. The impact of the expansion of the state Credit Guarantee Fund (KGF) warranting loans to SMEs, more than tenfold to 70 billionUSD has also been undeniably evident. According to Vice Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek, once the April 16th referendum has eradicated the uncertainties, financial markets demonstrated a positive trend. At the same time trust among the real sector and the customers has risen again. Examining the detail, the main industries and their respective shares in contribution to this growth has been declared by the Turkish Statistics Institute (TUIK) as follows: Agriculture 6.3%, manufacturing 6.3%, construction 6.8%, and services 5.7%. After the growth indicators released most of the international investments […]
Moody’s upgrades Turkish economic growth forecast
Turkey’s economy has continued its recovery in the first half of 2017 after growth bounced back in the last quarter of 2016 and was similarly robust in the first quarter, Moody’s Investors Service has announced. “As a result, we have raised our 2017 growth forecast to 3.7 percent from 2.6 percent. We expect growth in 2018 to average 3.2 percent,” Moody’s said on Aug. 30. The Turkish economy grew five percent in the first quarter of this year, compared with the January-March 2016 period; the government had targeted a growth rate of 4.4 percent by the end of the year. Over the past three years, the country’s economy expanded 5.2 percent in 2014, 6.1 percent in 2015 and 2.9 percent in 2016. As stated in the company’s August update on Global Macroeconomic Outlook, Moody’s revised its 2017 growth forecasts for eight countries on account of “stronger growth performance in the first half of the year.” “We have raised our real GDP growth projections for China, Japan, France, Germany Italy, Korea, Mexico and Turkey,” Moody’s said, noting that the global economy continues to maintain solid momentum. “With clear signs that the expansion is likely to be sustained through 2018 in these […]
Turkey’s foreign direct investment close to $5 bln with EU being top investor
Turkey received over $4.9 billion in net foreign direct investment (FDI) during the first half of 2017, with the European Union being the top investor again, Economy Ministry data released on Aug. 22 revealed. Foreign investment in Turkey decreased by 8 percent during the January-June period this year compared with the same period of 2016, it showed. In the first half of the year, 2,429 new companies funded by international capital were established in Turkey while 93 domestic firms received capital from foreign participants from the wholesale, retail trade, property renting and construction sectors. As of June, some 40 percent of the nearly 55,639 companies that benefited from foreign funds or participation were linked to EU states. Direct investment from EU countries to Turkey rose by 61 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2017. Investment from the 28 EU states leapt to $2.72 billion between January and June, up from $1.69 billion over the same period last year, the ministry reported. The rise follows government incentives offered to foreign investors. EU countries made up two-thirds of all foreign investment over the first six months of the year. The figures do not account for foreign investment that left Turkey over […]
Istanbul stock index hits all-time high as lira gains ground
Istanbul’s benchmark stock index hit its highest level of all times by climbing to 110,409.43 points during the afternoon session on Aug. 28. Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index closed last week at 109,755.14 points and it started Aug. 28 at 110,175.25 points with a 0.38 percent hike. The BIST 100 has been performing on an upward trend in recent months and posted its highest close at 109,781.13 points on Aug. 7. Since the beginning of the year, the index has increased by over 40 percent. According to analysts, the record-breaking performance of Turkey’s benchmark stock index was supported by the fall of the U.S. dollar-Turkish Lira exchange rate and occurred while the European stock exchange markets were also in an downward trend. Meanwhile, the Turkish lira continued to gain ground against the U.S. dollar, after falling to a historic low in the beginning of 2017. The U.S. dollar-Turkish lira exchange rate saw its historic high in mid-January this year, climbing to around 3.94 Turkish liras. One dollar was traded for 3.4442 at 3 pm local time on Aug. 28, compared with 3.4590 at Aug. 25’s close.
Turkey’s exports rise for 10th consecutive month
Turkey’s exports increased by 11.9 percent on a yearly basis to climb by $12.4 billion in August, the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) announced on Sept. 1. “Exports in the first eight months of the year increased by 10.7 percent to $102.5 billion. Exports over the last 12 months have increased 7.8 percent to $151.8 billion,” the association stated. “Since November 2016, our exports have been increasing steadily. We believe we will reach $155 billion by the end of the year and meet our target,” TİM chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi said in the statement. “Despite the long Eid al-Adha holidays, Turkey’s exports increased for the 10th month in a row,” Büyükekşi added. “We will see a positive contribution from net exports to the second quarter GDP growth,” he also said. The Turkish economy grew 5 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of this year, while the government had targeted a growth rate of 4.4 percent by the end of 2017. Over the past three years, the country’s economy expanded 5.2 percent in 2014, 6.1 percent in 2015 and 2.9 percent in 2016. Turkey’s exports hit an historic peak of $157.6 billion in 2014 and stood at $143.8 billion in 2015, while the […]
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“The most comprehensive program that takes you away your startup from scratch to ready for investors. It made a lot to us“
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“it was more than we expected, practise based training made us very well equipped for business”
“I’ve been involved in many accelerator programs many times, I have never seen such an impressive program. Everything was very well prepared.”
“That was long-awaited need for Istanbul, thanks to those who think and execute”
“I was here for Woman Entrepreneurship, everthing was excellent, I recommend it to all the startups, the trainings were outstanding”
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“I’ve seen as much benefit as I can not count. They’re doing an incredible job here. I recommed it to every startup”
“it has a special place for us due to their high level of the participants and the trainers, that was more than worth”
“The most enjoyable part was that when we finished the accelerator program we were ready with lots of outputs, I really felt to be accelerated”
“to be honest, that was the program that we get the most from, it was very well scaled and very well thought out”
“That was the best accelerator program that I meet in Istanbul, thanks for all trainings and mentoring to our startup“
“The young energy around me motivated me a lot, it was suprising to know more about the business model”
“Professional service from top experienced team“
What’s Up ?
- They accelerated for 6 weeks
- They updated business models and financial models
- They contacted market surveys and customers
- They are really ready for the London Demo Day
but what they think about INVEST ISTANBUL ? What they expect from UK Investors ?
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