Plug and Play, one of the world’s largest entrepreneurship platforms with $7 billion in funds, is coming to Istanbul with MEXT

Turkish Employers’ Association of Metal Industries (MESS), opens Plug and Play, the world’s largest innovation and entrepreneurship platform, at MESS Technology Center MEXT.

Plug and Play’s Istanbul Platform will be the meeting center of entrepreneurs, industrialists, and investors. Local entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to develop rapidly by promoting their solutions to MESS members and global investors.

Industrialists will be able to increase their contribution to exports and employment by taking advantage of innovative ideas that best respond to their needs. Ozgur Burak Akkol, Chairman of the Board of MESS, and Saeed Amidi, Founder, and CEO of Plug and Play will explain the details of the cooperation at 14.00 on January 14 at

They will also be live on the Egirisim YouTube channel.

Plug and Play have offices in only 20 countries around the world. Plug and Play’s Istanbul Platform will take place in MEXT, the world’s most advanced, comprehensive, largest digital transformation and competence center, which MESS opened last year.

With nearly $7 billion in funds, Plug and Play helped many companies around the world reach a billion-dollar value (unicorn) shortly after their establishment. Plug and Play Istanbul Platform offers unique opportunities for entrepreneurs who realize their own ideas. Entrepreneurs will be able to find the opportunity to rapidly develop and establish partnerships by introducing their solutions to MESS members, Turkey’s 250 leading industrial companies. At the same time, they will have the opportunity to develop at rocket speed by meeting with global investors through Plug and Play.

Plug and Play Istanbul Platform will contribute to increasing the competitiveness of MESS member industrial organizations. Industrialists will find the opportunity to meet innovative solutions of more than 40 thousand entrepreneurs in the global pool of Plug and Play Istanbul Platform, as well as domestic entrepreneurs. The export and employment potential of MESS members, who realize 40% of Turkey’s exports and contribute more than $60 billion to the economy every year, will improve.

The platform, which will carry the entire ecosystem of Plug and Play to Turkey, will play an important role in making Istanbul one of the regional centers of the global ecosystem in entrepreneurship and open innovation. Plug and Play Platform will serve 12 countries around it through Istanbul. These countries cover wide geography from Eastern Europe to North Africa, from Russia to the Middle East. The platform will not only reach the entrepreneurs of these countries but will also be an enormous center that has proven its global identity and guides the business world of this region.

Ozgur Burak Akkol, Chairman of the Board of MESS, and Saeed Amidi, Founder and CEO of Plug and Play, will share the details of the cooperation on NTV. Following the speeches, there will be a panel on “Corporate Innovation, Entrepreneur and Investor Dynamics” attended by distinguished guests from Turkey and the global entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Source: Egirisim / Translated by Bazaar Times Team

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