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Disrupt Startup ScaleUp Founders Bootcamp: ID-GC is in Turkey!

A new accelerator program to expose Greek technology startups in the Turkish market provided by Industry Disruptors-Game Changers

Designed to promote entrepreneurship and extroversion in the wider region, ID-GC announces the first Greek-Turkish cooperation on Startup entrepreneurship through the development of “Disrupt Startup ScaleUp Founders Bootcamp”, an accelerator program”, jointly held with Fit Startup Factory as of November 2013.

Disrupt Startup ScaleUp Founders Bootcamp is an accelerator program addressing – in this first phase – startups from Greece and Cyprus. The program has been designed in collaboration with the tech accelerator in Istanbul Fit Startup Factory and the support of Özyeğin University, one of the best business universities in Turkey.

The 10 teams that will be selected on “Selection Day” will be invited to attend a two-day intensive workshop, to be held in Athens by Fit Startup Factory, İhsan Elgin, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University Özyeğin in order to be trained in business model generation, customer development, lean startup, metrics and pitching to investors.

Three startup finalists will be selected from the 10 startups and will be invited to Fit Startup Factory in Istanbul.  They will participate in the acceleration and mentorship program, while at the same time will be provided with professional services, promotion and access in an extensive network of likely partners and significant investors through predetermined appointments.

One of the three startups will be invited to Startup Turkey, which will be held in Antalya ( to present their business plan to a large number of Turkish and international investors.

The selected startups will also benefit from the opportunity to experience one of the most powerful accelerators in the Mediterranean, to receive constructive feedback from their mentors and expand their professional network in Turkey and the Middle East.

Moreover the Disrupt Startup Scaleup Founders Bootcamp will proceed with the exchange of knowledge, entrepreneurs and expertise between the two countries, aiming to enhance the Greek-Turkish entrepreneurial ecosystem and to promote new collaborative models.

Fit Startup Factory

Fit Startup Factory, which was established in 2011, is technology-focused accelerator program designed to enable tech entrepreneurs in Turkey to create high potential, sustainable businesses, taking them from the concept stage to launch. The Fit Startup Factory premises also house Galata Business Angels (a group of “angel” investors), the etohum (a community of technology startups) and Doğa Girişim (VC).

How It Will Work

16 December – 15 January

Online Application Submission

20 January

Selection of 10 Startups

Week of January 20th

Workshop intended for the 10 selected Startups

Week of February 10th

Selection of 3 finalist startups

17 – 22 February

The 3 finalists will join the FitStartup program

20 February

1 startup will be selected in order to present its business plan at the Startup Turkey event
Applications are currently closed and will reopen in the future. Please check back on our page for updates.