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Public Lecture by Emre Ozbek, Istanbul Startup Angels Partner (Turkey)

On May 11 at 17:00 a lecture on "Investors and Startups: Being a Startup and an Entrepreneur: What does it Mean?" will be held at the Public Journalism Club (Saryan 30). The guest speaker for the event is Emre Ozbek from Turkey, a partner at Istanbul Startup Angels.

The event is organized as part of the third and final stage of the Technology Goes Beyond Borders Project (TGBB). TGBB participants, consultants, organizers will attend the event, which is also open to everyone interested in the experiences of the neighboring country.

Emre Özbek is an angel investor and partner at Istanbul Startup Angels, mentor and advisor to startups following 20 years of corporate senior level experience. He advises PricewaterhouseCoopers and Vodafone in strategy, risk management and corporate governance; provides  guidance and support for entrepreneurs and startup ventures in innovative business models and technologies. He is active in the ecosystem through his personal support at Endeavor, HABITAT, TUBITAK, Startup Bootcamp and Startup Weekend as mentorship and delivering trainings. Emre holds Advisory Board memberships at various startups; on crowd funding, bio plastics, smart energy management and social media management.


This is a public event open to all. Working language is English.


TGBB kicked off in February and was implemented in three stages. During the first-capacity building stage (23 February -23 March, 2015) the six teams from Armenia and Turkey received online mentorship from Armenian and Turkish experts, who also assessed their needs. The teams then came together at a four-day crash course in Armenia (March 26-29), which was followed by another round of online mentorship during which the teams reviewed and finalized their ideas and prepared for the pitching on May 12.  


The project is funded by the U.S. Embassy in Armenia and European Union within the framework of the programme Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process. It is implemented by the Microsoft Innovation Center and the Public Journalism Club

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