StartersHub launches to create a world-class entrepreneurship platform for Turkey and beyond.
ISTANBUL, Turkey – 12 June 2015 – Today, StartersHub opened its doors to entrepreneurs from Turkey, EMENA (Europe, Middle East, North Africa) and CIS
(Commonwealth of Independent States) regions.
Acting as a catalyst in the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, StartersHub offers startups everything they need under one umbrella, including funding, service providers, strategic partnerships, business expertise, mentorship and an inspiring workplace with its 1,000 square meter facility at the heart of the business district in Istanbul.
StartersHub is backed by Gedik Girisim, a 22 million TL investment fund with MV Holding and Gedik Yatirim as the main investors.
StartersHub includes Startupbootcamp Istanbul – part of the largest European and second largest global acceleration program. StartersHub will also run industry specific programs with strategic partners in Financial Technologies, Gaming, Life Sciences, Internet of Things and Big Data.
“Entrepreneurs are the true engine for the economy, bringing new technology and innovative ideas to market, creating better services, new products, increased
efficiency and jobs” said Ebru Dorman, Executive Board Member of MV Holding.
Netmarble, one of the world’s largest game developers and publishers, has teamed up with StartersHub as an investor and strategic partner.
Mr. Seungwon Lee, President Overseas of Netmarble Games who attended the opening said, “We’re pleased to contribute to startups in the game industry with our knowhow and support to make them global success stories.”
Bahcesehir University’s Director of Co-op Omer Yucel said: “As Bahcesehir
University, we believe that the startup ecosystem in Turkey will develop rapidly and we continue to provide all possible support towards that.”