GBA Mentor Clinic III was held in Sheraton Maslak with 50 investors and almost 500 entrepreneurs on Wednesday, 25 April, 2015.
The event started with keynote speech of President of GBA and Mynet Chairman.
Emre Kurttepeli who talked about their attempts to develop the quality and quantity of the entrepreneurship and angel investment as well as to open up the ventures based off Turkey to the world, stated they invested in 15 businesses worth 5 million dollars. Kurttepeli, who announced the Business Angels’s new investment FlowerBox, ended his speech with a very important advice: “ Entrepreneurship is the most just system that’s known today. It doesn’t matter where you live or where you studied. In the world of entrepreneurship we are all equal and none of us is in any way superior to the other. Entrepreneurship Ecosystem is a system open to everyone and that contains equal opportunities in itself. So, don’t be scared and take action.”
In the second part of the event, almost 50 succesful mentors from different feilds that varied from e-trade to informatics such as Ali Sabancı, Emre Kurttepeli, Melih Ödemiş, Soner Canko, Sadok Kohen and Alemşah Öztürk had one on one meetings with the entrepreneurs providing them guidence on the topics they were interested for 20 minutes.
2015 Angel Investor Awards has found their owners
Emre Kurttepeli has been the Lifetime Honorary Award winner
The 7th of Startup Turkey events which brings software, mobile, games and e-commerce entrepreneurs and investors in the world together was held in Antalya on March 3,2015.
This year, Angel Investment Awards that are of the most important components of the entrepreneurial ecosystem has been given for the fist time in order to encourage and reward the angel investors. The candidates were selected from more than 120 nominations.
Candidates were evaluated by 15 different criterias such as past performances, portfolio volume, the mentoring process for entrepreneurs , investor network memberships, university and non-governmental organization partnerships and determined at the end of the interviews with entrepreneurs about angel nvestors
Turkey Innovation Week event brings together all leading figures in the region to discuss latest innovation and technology trends affecting the world.
This year, Turkey Innovation Week event was held at Istanbul Congress Center by Turkey Exporters Assembly and was graced with the presence of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the support of the Ministry of Economy.
On 4-5-6 December, the event hosted dozens of local and foreign speakers who are experts in their fields at Istanbul Congress Center. Emre Kurttepeli gave a speech on “New Approaches in Entrepreneurship Ecosystem” panel on the day of opening.
World-renowned leaders, CEOs, experts and academics on innovation, design, science, technology, marketing, education and energy came together at panels and conferences. Most innovative companies of Turkey were awarded. Mayor of Istanbul, Kadir Topbaş, MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte, Former Prime Minister of Finland Esko Aho, Chairman of G20 Young Entrepreneurs Association Jeremy Liddle, Digital Media Specialist Robert Tercek were the speakers of Turkey Innovation Week as speakers this year.
Within the scope of the GREAT campaign to promote trade and investment between the United Kingdom and Turkey, Held on 27th November at the Grand Wyndham Hotel, Emre Kurttepeli participated as a speaker. Gave a speech titled as financing the technology. The British Technology Summit 2014 was opportunity to showcase business in one of Europe’s most exciting growth markets. Turkey’s rapidly expanding economy, political and economic stability, and the possibility of EU membership makes it the ideal market for UK technology companies looking for new opportunities.
17 November 2014 – The official opening of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the launch of the private market in Istanbul Stock Market and with the gong ceremony was held at the Istanbul Chamber of Industry. Emre Kurttepeli attended as a speaker to the panel. Other speakers at the panel moderated by Didem Altop (Endeavor Turkey General Secretary) were Sertac F. Karaağaoğlu (Istanbul Stock Market quotes and Director of Special Market Group), Hasan Aslanoba (Aslanoba Capital President), Sina Afra (Galata Business Angels Member), Numan Numanbayraktaroğlu (212 Capital Founding member) ve Cenk Bayrakdar (Revo Capital President)
Webrazzi Summit was held in Swissotel The Bosphorus on 25 September 2014, with more than 1,500 participants .
Emre Kurttepeli participated as a speaker in the “What is Next in Turkish Internet Market?” panel. Emre Kurttepeli said that “To make a global product and being able to respond to local market needs are many different things” in his speech. The panel’s other speakers are Didem Altop (Endeavor Tr), Hasan Aslanoba (Aslanoba Capital) and the panel moderated by Arda Kutsal.
The first generation of “Innovators under 35 Turkey” was held in Salt Galata on 17 September 2014 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Innovators under 35 years old were awarded at the organization.
“Innovators Under 35”Is held in different countries around the world in the last 10 Years. Previous winners of the competition were Google’s Sergey Brin, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Paypal’s Max Levhin.
Emre Kurttepeli, gave a speech on Comparing Silicon Valley with the Bosphorus innovation ecosystem panel; “We should focus on our strengths rather than our weakness. He has touched up on Turkey’s key highlight to be an innovative country. “Turkey’s unique feature is having a young population”He said that “We’re always talking about access to finance in Turkey but if you have a good idea money will inevitably follow.
Emre Kurttepeli has took place as the jury at the Metro Social Entrepreneur Awards 2014.
The competition held by Metro, Capital and Economist Magazine. Winners of the competition which attracted great attention, have been announced at The award ceremony at Suada on 16th September 2014.
On June 26 2014, Emre Kurttepeli was the guest of “Finance Cafe” program prepared by Yucel Melda and broadcast on CNBC-e. In the program, important topics like investment situation in Turkey and Turkish entrepreneurship were evaluated
TUBISAD has held their Ordinary General Assembly at Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel, at 21 May 2014. Emre Kurttepeli becomes a Member of the Board of Directors at TUBISAD.
TUBISAD is representing the strongest collective voice of the companies operating in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and New Media sectors. Over 200 active member companies of TUBISAD are governing an economic volume of annually 40 billion USD in Turkey.