Facebook's first community center in Turkey "Facebook Station" opened in collaboration with TOBB and Habitat Association. Facebook Station will help entrepreneurs, SME’s, and communities in Turkey to grow their business or achieve their goals. We are really excited that Hackquarters is an official partner of Facebook programs in Turkey.
Facebook Station is opened with an event participating in many players in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Throughout the event, the impact of the project was dwelled on with panels and speeches.The event started with the presentation of Facebook. The presentation focused on the scope of the project and future plans. It is stated that Facebook Station help business in Turkey to reach oversea markets.
The event went on with speech of The President of TOBB and Vice President of Eurochambres Rıfat Hisarcıklıoğlu. It is emphasized that Facebook is huge platform with 2.5 billion users and Facebook Station is a great opportunity to use such a platform more effective for entrepreneurs. And also, it is stated that Facebook provides business with a great chance to reach new customers.
In the afternoon, Sherry Dzinoreva, Head of Policy Programs of Facebook, Johan Filip Axenpalm, Public Policy Manager of Facebook were on the stage with moderator Kenan Çolpan the Board Member of Boğaziçi Ventures. The panel was about the secret behind the successful projects at EMEA region. The panel discussed the current economic structure of the EMEA region and the strategy of Facebook’s strategy in this region.
The last panel of the event brought together key players of the startup ecosystem. Eylem Yanardağoğlu, Head of New Media of Kadir Has University, Kaan Akın, Founder of Hackquarters, Bilge Erdölek, Director of International Relations of Habitat Association discussed entrepreneurship in Turkey with moderator Ece Başay.
The event ended with a cocktail and Nilipek concert. Undoubtedly, Facebook Station will be a community that helps entrepreneurs and SME’s to grow their business and contribute to the Turkish economy. As Hackquarters, we are so proud of being a part of this community and an official partner of Facebook programs. Many thanks to everyone contributed to make this community real.