Take Off Startup Summit Soars Into Action Following "Day Zero" Prelude

The 6th Take Off Startup Summit, themed “Where startup dreams unfold," was held in Istanbul, bringing together startups and investors from all over the world. Throughout the two-day event, 200 local and international startups, as well as over 100 investors, took the opportunity to broaden their client bases, secure funding, and pursue collaboration with fellow tech enterprises.

In collaboration with the Industry and Technology Ministry and Türkiye Technology Team Foundation, Investment Office lent its support to the event, with Minister of Industry and Technology Mehmet Fatih Kacır and Investment Office President A. Burak Dağlıoğlu actively participating.

Addressing the summit, Minister Kacır underscored Türkiye's establishment of an innovation ecosystem featuring 101 technoparks hosting 9,800 companies engaged in R&D and innovation, 1,600 R&D and design centers within the private sector, over 60 acceleration programs, and a workforce of 272,000 in R&D roles.

“This impressive progress was made possible by state incentives and support. Defense industry technology proved how a miracle could happen. Our main objective is to spread this success story to other industries," Minister Kacır added.

Prior to the event, participants seized the opportunity to expand their networks and engage in roundtable meetings at Day Zero event "Take Off Prelude: A Day of Insight and Connection".

The prelude drew in over 150 stakeholders from the startup ecosystem, featuring a roundtable meeting for industry-related discussions and a networking reception, and offering a space for all participants to share their experiences and expectations for Take Off Startup Summit.

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