Sportup Conference, first organised in 2017, is the only event in the region that brings sport, technology, startups, investors and sponsor brands together to discuss future of the Sport Industry. Follow innovation, discover progressive ideas and meet forward thinking people among all stakeholders in sport.
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We believe in TEAM WORK and constantly working on to improve collaboration between sectors, companies and people with different skills.

If we can get sports and technology to better interact and communicate with one another, we believe that many new and promising projects can come to life.

That’s why we believe in TEAM WORK!

Turkey has one of the youngest and vibrant population in Europe. People are very keen on new technologies as much as they are on sport.

Despite massive interest in sport and technology, the number of innovation and startups in this dynamic field is low in Turkey. There are some promising examples but the number of success stories are limited.

The consumers are very interested in sports and technology and spend considerable amount of money. We believe a lack of communication, interaction, information exchange and international partnerships are the reasons why the number of projects are low.

>Developments in the Sports Industry
>What technologies dominate pitches?
>Innovative approaches in sports marketing and communications
>What will startups aim to change in sport?
>What can sports, businesses and startups can do together?
>What are investment opportunities in sport?

> Innovation in sports marketing and sponsorship activation

> Digital media and OTT

> Sports Startup Presentations

> Pitching

>Big data and analytics


>Sports & Media

>Sports Analysis and Performance

> Sports Tech and Investment

> Big data and analytics

> Pitching

> New Generation Events


Veli Ozan Çakır

Spor Genel Müdürlüğü, General Manager Asistant

İlyas Katırcı

Tahincioğlu, Marketing

Tunç Berkman

Vestel - CMO

Samer Şenbayrak

TBF, Basketball Super League Director

Arno Hermans

Sport Experience, Founder

Patrick Bosteels

Stage-co, Founder

Johan de Rooij

Sport Experience, CFO

Safa Yerliyurt

Scoutium, Founder

Güçlü Talu

Sprongo, CTO

Dan McLAren

Digital Sport, Founder

Can Gökçen


Andrea Pessina


Can Tayfun

Tech Drone League, Founder

Efe Aksoy

Nsocial, Founder

Saran Medya


TBA (to be announced)


Reach out new markets, ideas, projects and investors!

“Turkey’s performance since 2000 has been impressive. Macroeconomic and fiscal stability were at the heart of its performance, enabling increased employment and incomes, making Turkey an upper-middle-income country.”

Istanbul is an international hub to reach untapped opportunities not only in Turkey but to its wider reach in Caucasus, Central Asia, Middle East and Balkans. Many international corporations has their regional head offices in Istanbul due to proximity, excellent flight connection, talented workforce and strong technological infrastructure.

Sportup is the only event in the region that brings together entrepreneurs, investors, brands, sport and business administrators, athletes and other actors that would like be involved in the field, utilise it more actively and extend its reach.

With Sportup you can expand your network, get inspirational ideas for new projects, share your valuable ideas, and come across new business models.

“Turkey’s growth rate accelerated from 3.2% in 2016 to 5.1% in the first half of 2017, supported by an extensive fiscal stimulus.”

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Entrepreneurs, investors, brand managers, mentors, sport executives, coaches, athletes and anyone interested in sports.


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