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Top 13 Accelerators and Incubators in Istanbul in 2024

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If you are looking to start your business in Istanbul, it is never a bad idea to join an accelerator or incubator.

These organizations are designed to help startup businesses by providing them with office space, advice and access to potential partners, investors, and customers.

In this article, we have collected the 13 most popular accelerators and incubators from Istanbul.


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1) Hackquarters

Hackquarters

Hackquarters is a Startup Accelerator and Corporate Innovation partner in London & Istanbul.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Kaan Akın
  • Industries: Agriculture, Sustainability Energy
  • Number of investments: 54
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 24

You can find their website here.

2) StartupFon

StartupFon

Startupfon is a venture capital fund and co-investment platform that invests in Turkish founders and teams with great ideas.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Gülsüm Çıracı
  • Industries: AI, Education, FinTech, HRtech, IoT, Metaverse, RetailTech, Robotics
  • Number of investments: 24
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

3) Startupbootcamp Istanbul

Startupbootcamp Istanbul

Startupbootcamp is a network of industry-specific accelerators around the world. They  help startups go global by giving them direct access to an international network of the best partners, investors, and mentors in their field.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2013
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Number of investments: 22
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

4) Turk Telekom PILOT

Turk Telekom PILOT

PILOT was created to assist innovative ideas grow and move faster by using the knowledge and technology of Türk Telekom.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Duygu Oktem Clark
  • Industries: 5G Tech, HealthTech, SaaS, Energy
  • Number of investments: 11

You can find their website here.

5) Arya Women's Investment Platform

Arya Women's Investment Platform

Arya Women Investment Platform is an angel group that has been around since 2013. It is based in Istanbul, Turkey.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Ahu Serter, Deniz Alexandra Duygu
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Number of investments: 08
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 6

You can find their website here.

6) Innovate 21st

Innovate 21st

Innovate 21st is a program that helps startups by giving them a knowledge base and venture capital.

Details of the startup:

  • Industries: Retail, Proptech, FinTech
  • Number of investments: 04

You can find their website here.

7) KWORKS Koç University Entrepreneurship Research Center

KWORKS Koç University Entrepreneurship Research Center

KWORKS is the best accelerator in Istanbul. It helps Turkish tech startups get ready to be invested in.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2015
  • Industries: Technology
  • Number of investments: 03
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 56

You can find their website here.

8) Lonca Girişimcilik Merkezi

Lonca Girişimcilik Merkezi

The goal of Lonca Girişimcilik Merkezi is to help entrepreneurs with scalable, technology-based business ideas turn their projects into real businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Industries: Technology, IoT, Software
  • Number of investments: 01
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 24

You can find their website here.

9) AeroBased

AeroBased

As a global investment manager, AeroBased works with institutions, intermediaries, and people from all over the world to help them reach their goals through innovative businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Onur Guclu
  • Industries: IoT, AI, Big Data, Blockchain, Digital Finance, Real Estate, Sustainability, Spacetech

You can find their website here.

10) İTÜ Çekirdek

İTÜ Çekirdek

TÜ ekirdek backs technological projects in different fields and wants to help new businesses come up with a business model that can grow.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2011
  • Industries: Technology, Design
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 10

You can find their website here.

11) Cube Incubation

Cube Incubation

Cube Incubation helps build an ecosystem for innovation and brings together deep tech entrepreneurs, investors, and joint owners.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2014
  • Industries: Technology

You can find their website here.

12) Buldozer

Buldozer

The program's primary goal is to support the rapid growth of innovative startups operating in Zer's focus technology areas.

Details of the startup:

  • Industries: Big Data, Analytics, IoT, Smart Logistics, Mobile Tech, Machine Learning, AI

You can find their website here.

13) BİGG Hızlandırma Programı

BİGG Hızlandırma Programı

Venture Factory wants to help start-ups that can grow quickly make their first sale.

Details of the startup:

  • Industries: Intelligent Transportation, Energy, Cleantech, Communication, Digital Transformation, Health, Wellness

You can find their website here.

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