Take Off is kicked off! The event started with the speech of Serdar Gürbüz the board member of the Turkish Technology Team Foundation. Take Off 2019 received more than 1000 applications from 100 countries.
Then, Hackquarters Founder Kaan Akın got on the stage and informed the participants about the event program. This time Take Off has 4 major days; Mentorship, Startup Fair Day, Business Day, Summit Day where startups meet with 100s of Mentors, Corporates, and Investors.
At about 10:30 AM, “How to pitch? Training Session” is started.
In this session, startups trained in preparing their decks and using presentation skills to attract investors. In the meantime, the mentoring session is started. About 100 startups meet their mentors.
With this session, startups got feedback from the leading Turkish and global mentors in different sectors. At the end of the day, 470 sessions mentoring talks were held in total.
Day-1 is ended with a networking cocktail. With the networking cocktail, Startups, mentors, and participants knew each other in a relaxed environment.