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TEKNOFEST “Take Off International Startup Summit” applications have started

The first prize will be $20,000, the second prize will be $10,000, and the third prize will be $5,000, while the applications for the summit will end on June 30.

Applications for the 3rd Take Off International Startup Summit, which will be held this year as part of the Aviation, Space and Technology Festival (TEKNOFEST), have started.

According to the statement made by TEKNOFEST, the 3rd Take Off International Startup Summit, which will be held this year as part of the festival, will be held at Istanbul Ataturk Airport on September 20-22.

Organized by the Turkish Technology Team Foundation, the Ministry of Industry and Technology and the Presidential Investment Office, the summit will bring together technology leaders, multinational companies and all stakeholders of the entrepreneurial ecosystem from Turkey and around the world.

Opportunity to promote startups in the international arena

An important summit for Turkey’s goal of becoming a regional center for technology startups, the Take Off International Startup Summit brings local and foreign entrepreneurs together with investors.

The summit, which could not be held last year due to the epidemic, hosted 200 domestic and foreign entrepreneurs, 100 mentors, 50 corporate companies and 1000 visitors in 2019. At the initiative summit, where applications from abroad and domestically are made, the jury will evaluate the initiatives in 9 different categories, including education technologies, health technologies, games, data, autonomous technologies, artificial intelligence, blockchain, financial technologies and mobility.

The first prize will be $20,000, the second prize will be $10,000, and the third prize will be $5,000, while the applications for the summit will end on June 30.

Istanbul will host strong international startups, mentors and corporate firms at the summit, which is aimed to be a central location for investors in technology startups in the Middle East, North Africa, United States, Southeast Asia and Europe. The event, which offers participants opportunities in technology startups, will also provide participants with the opportunity to listen to famous entrepreneurs live. The summit, where international speakers will make important recommendations, will provide entrepreneurs with 3 full days with its rich content.

TEKNOFEST Aviation, Space and Technology Festival is organized by the Turkish Technology Team Foundation and the Ministry of Industry and Technology, together with 71 stakeholder institutions, including Turkey’s leading technology companies, public institutions, media organizations and universities.

Source: AA / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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