Startup Istanbul Networking Event

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    Leaders International

About the project:
20 of the most promising idea-stage startups participating in Leader’s Palestinian Start-up Support Program (PASS) had the great opportunity to travel with MENACatalyst to Turkey to attend Startup Istanbul: The Startup Event Connecting East & West. Startups received an all-inclusive pass to Startup Istanbul and gained instant access to pitching and mentorship sessions from business enablers, investors, and top executives from around the globe. 

Target Audience: Participants of Leaders International Palestinian Startup Support Program (PASS)

Entrepreneurs were flown to turkey to join Startup Istanbul and participate in a series of conferences, pitching competitions, and networking with some of the region’s leading business enablers, industry partners, and fellow innovators from around the global. 

-20 Palestinian entrepreneurs participate in Startup Istanbul.
-20 Palestinian entrepreneurs benefit from increased exposure and explore potential partnership and expansion opportunities on a regional scale. 


  • Decent Work And Economic Growth
Project Timeline
  • 2019-10-18 - 2019-10-18
    Opening event conferences
  • 2019-10-19 - 2019-10-19
  • 2019-10-20 - 2019-10-21
Project Facts
Project Components
  • Access
    Entrepreneurs were able to learn what it takes to integrate into some of the most in-demand global markets.
  • Networking
    Palestinian entrepreneurs were able to connect with global entrepreneurs, business enablers, and industry partners to discuss growing market trends and potential partnerships.
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