StartersHub is a world-class entrepreneurship platform acting as a catalyst in the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. StartersHub offers startups everything they need, including funding, mentorship, networking and strategic partnership support and an inspiring work place at the heart of the business district in Istanbul.

In addition to accepting applications all year round from any technology field, StartersHub also runs industry specific programs with strategic partners in Financial Technologies, Gaming, Life Sciences, Internet of Things and Big Data. StartersHub is the place where ideas are enabled and nurtured.

Our Investment Philosophy

The heritage of the founding members of StartersHub comes from decades of experience and leading the path to innovation. This deep-rooted investment culture brings to the forefront what we value most, people; therefore all of our investments are strategized as long-term commitments.

With several programs each year, targeting different industries, we funnel over 500 applications per program. Each and every startup filters through our rigorous evaluation criteria, drastically dropping to the short list to about 5% of the applicants.

Startups that we take under our wings can expect to be joining a proactive family, as we only make long-term commitments with all the startups with take in, where we grow their business together, make follow on investments, co-investing with our industry leading friends.

We build relationships with our startups that last beyond the time we have with them, we become a family, in our culture, families are always there to support. Therefore we have adopted the same philosophy in our investments, we aim to stick around for the long run.

Our Investors

Investors are considered family at StartersHub, our primary investors are all members of the board of directors and play a vital part in key decision making processes. Our investors have a long term commitment to the entrepreneurial ecosystem, this approach enables them to take a hands on approach at StartersHub. Therefore we are able to leverage the vast knowledge and experience behind their strategic investment philosophy and apply it at StartersHub.

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Founding Year

2015

Total Area Size in M2

1000

Startup Choosing Criteria

With several programs each year, targeting different industries, we funnel over 500 applications per program. Each and every startup filters through our rigorous evaluation criteria, drastically dropping to the short list to about 5% of the applicants.

Startups that we take under our wings can expect to be joining a proactive family, as we only make long-term commitments with all the startups with take in, where we grow their business together, make follow on investments, co-investing with our industry leading friends.

Accelerator Program

Accelerator Program Duration

3 to 6 months

Accelerator Program Content

StartesHub XO

StartersHub XO is a venture building program that provides $20K seed funding, globally engaged mentor network of executives and influencers, private workshops, co-working space, and our partners’ in-kind contributions for selected startups. During this 6-month long global program, we aim to accelerate the growth of startups, and leverage their success. Our successful alumni have chance to raise follow-on investment up to $250K from StartersHub. 

Our 2016-17 cohort focused on “Financial Technologies (FinTech)”, “Internet of Things” and “Big Data” startups. 

Startupbootcamp

Startupbootcamp Istanbul is a leading acceleration program with no geographical or vertical limitations. It is aimed at all tech startups as a local chapter of the number 1 startup accelerator in Europe. Over 3 months, 10 selected startups will be provided with funding and incubation space along with intense mentoring focused on the Shape, Build and Sell stages of product and business development. At the end of the program, you will pitch your company to 250+ investors and partners on Demo Day.

Game Garage

Game Garage is a publisher ready acceleration program that aims to give support in all areas for game developers, from project start to release with a wide range of mentors and in-house support available for game startups.

 

Services

StartersHub offers startups everything they need, including funding, mentorship, networking and strategic partnership support and an inspiring work place at the heart of the business district in Istanbul.

Meeting Rooms

1 conference room, 2 meeting rooms

Office Machinery

Printer, scanner, fax machine, maker lab

Lounge Area

PSP,  yoga room, cafeteria, table tennis, trampoline

Social Activities for Startups

Sports Tournaments, Happy Hours, Welcome Parties

Private Offices for Startups

3D Prototyping Service

Mentoring Support

Option/Shares in Return Of Services

Option/Shares Payed

Number of VC or Angel Investment for Startups

41

Size of VC or Angel Investment for Startups

Special Areas Of Focus

Financial Technologies, Gaming, Life Sciences, Internet of Things and Big Data