Startup Istanbul is the leading startup event which brings together founders, investors and executives in the region. It is one of the largest gatherings of over 500 startups and internet companies, 500+ business angels and venture capitalists from 80+ countries throughout Asia and Europe.
Startup Istanbul is organized by Etohum, a leading startup accelerator and seed investor in Turkey. Every year, Etohum selects the most promising startups from thousands of applicants and trains and mentors the teams for an acceleration period of 3 months. Etohum works with world class mentors, including advisors from Silicon Valley. The three day networking event is to take place this year from the 19th of October to the 22nd of October 2018.
Asra Nadeem, the Vice President at DraperU, a pre-accelerator, Asra leads the startup, corporate and investor education programs as a speaker at the 3 day event. Asra directly works with governments, universities and international incubators to establish local entrepreneurial hubs, investment opportunities and corporate innovation initiatives.
She also holds the title of being the first female product manager in Pakistan for rozee.pk (jobsite) and naseeb.com (matchmaking for Muslims). She later led Bayt.com’s special projects team to build web infrastructure for government organizations and MNC’s in the MENA region.