What do you do?
We connect the most promising startups with innovative corporate companies, help ambitious founders succeed, and embrace innovation in different verticals.
Where do you work?
Hackquarters legally has two offices, Istanbul and London but our team works wherever suits them best.
Do you take equity?
Each of Hackquarters’ programs is formed uniquely. So, the answer is not a simple yes or no. The majority of our programs don't take equity but if we do, you can definitely see it written openly on the program page.
What are the benefits of joining programs?
Again, it is not as simple, since all of the programs are unique but think of it as;
a- Joining the Hackquarters Ecosystem will provide introductions to investors, perks totaling over $150,000 in value, a chance to work with great mentors, corporate introductions, and we will be promoting your company through Hackquarters channels.
b- Partner Benefits: The majority of Hackquarters programs are backed by the best corporates in their industry. Those benefits definitely include potential POCs, mentoring from the leaders, and global exposure for the company. And in some of the programs, you'll receive grants or investments for your company to grow.
Can I apply anytime?
Every year Hackquarters runs 10-18 different programs with different structures and verticals in mind. You should apply to the programs before the given deadline, in order to be eligible. But if you don't see a fit for your company among those programs
You can apply here, so our program managers can update you about new programs and you can receive Hackquarters' monthly newsletters.
Do you take equity?
Each of Hackquarters’ programs is formed uniquely. So, the answer is not a simple yes or no. The majority of our programs don't take equity and if we do, you can definitely see it written openly on the program page.
Can you guarantee new business opportunities with your partner?
Since both our beloved startups and corporate partners have their own plans and roadmaps, even though we have a 60% PoC rate for each program, there might be cases where no PoCs happen. In any case, we can assure you that you'll be interacting with many influencers of the industry.
What if I'm not shortlisted?
Our programs receive an average of 150 applications from 35 different countries, so there is a chance that you might not be selected for the program. For each program, we try to bring the best-fitting startups to the scope.
Even if you are not shortlisted for the programs, as Hackquarters we try to help all startups by:
a- Promoting you through our Startup Spotlight series. This means we share your company with the Hackquarters ecosystem which has a reach of more than 30,000 people.
b- Share your information with everyone who registers for our programs.
c- Re-invite you for a program that might suit you better in the future.
d- Anything that you ask (introduction to corporates or investors who are closely connected to HQ)
Can I be a mentor in your programs?
We love to grow our family and have more mentors! If you'd like to become a mentor, you can always sign up here and we will get in touch with you.
Can I mentor in more than one program?
Of course, if your area of expertise is relevant in more than one of our programs, we would be very happy to have you contribute to as many programs as you can.