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Istanbul Startup Ecosystem Overview

City Ranking
National Ranking
1st
0
in Turkey
Regional Ranking
4th
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2
in Eastern Europe
Global Ranking
69th
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11
worldwide

top industries
Transportation icon
Transportation
#46 worldwide
Ecommerce & Retail icon
Ecommerce & Retail
#48 worldwide
Education icon
Education
#53 worldwide

notable startups
startup iconBluTV
startup iconiyisahne
startup iconParasut

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ecosystem description

The Startup Ecosystem of Istanbul is ranked at number 69 globally, and shows a positive momentum increasing 11 spots since 2020. Istanbul also ranks at number 1 in Turkey, and 4 in Eastern Europe.

Istanbul is an ideal place to locate for Transportation, Ecommerce & Retail and Education startups. As the most popular industries in Istanbul, there is a sample of 95 Transportation startups in Istanbul, 48 Ecommerce & Retail startups in Istanbul, and 41 Education startups in Istanbul, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is also a sample of 305 startups in Istanbul, 6 accelerators in Istanbul, 3 coworking spaces in Istanbul, 3 organizations in Istanbul and 1 leaders in Istanbul.

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BluTV is the leading subscriber video on demand entertainment platform in Turkey, launched in MENA in Arabic, soon in LATAM in Spanish. Read more
Founded in November of 2014 and based in Beyoglu/Istanbul, ‘iyisahne’ is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book art/performance related professionals for any kind of event around Turkey — online or from a mobile phone (a mobile application will be launched soon). With most preferred and experienced performers, ‘iyisahne’ offers an easy way to book local entertainment and services for any type of event. Whether an orchestra or a photographer for a wedding, a clown or a magician for a birthday, a trio, a string quartet or a DJ for a corporate event, ‘iyisahne’ connects people to the performers for unique experiences in their special events, at any price point for the first time in Turkey. Read more
Financial management software for SMEs in Turkey Read more
Papara is an electronic money and payment institutions. Read more
Koinim, is the online Bitcoin/Litecoin wallet and exchange for Turkish enthusiasts. Without any background knowledge of Bitcoin or Litecoin, everyone can have a secure online wallet on Koinim, which then lets them to easily manage their balance, addresses and send/receive bitcoins/litecoins. Read more
BizimHesap provides simple and easy to use cloud based accounting application with SAS model. Read more
Online residence property management, Collect & Pay Rent Online Read more
Tapu.com is the first managed real estate platform in Turkey. Read more
Zebramo (www.zebramo.com), is Turkey’s leading mobile-first C2C marketplace that makes buying/selling quick, easy and trusted. Read more
Put.io works like any other storage service. Except, it can also retrieve and put files into your personal, private online space.  Read more
Zet is Turkey’s only marketplace for unique products from creative individuals, designers and small boutiques. Read more
Kolay helps HR professionals to streamline their day to day tasks with an easy to use and smart SaaS platform. Read more
CEOtudent is a content-driven social, business and technology news and digital media website. Read more
Youthall is a professional network and new generation digital employer branding platform that gets companies and young talent together. Read more
You can easily create you own chatbot for free without any programming knowledge on Rebot.me Read more
Fastest and most reliable care for your loved ones. Read more
Prisync is an online price tracking SaaS for both e-retailers and manufacturers. E-retailers use Prisync to monitor the prices and stock availabilities of their competitors. Manufacturers use Prisync to track their online channel prices. With its dynamic notification system and reports module, Prisync offers a comprehensive competitive pricing solution for e-commerce. www.prisync.com Read more
Voscreen is an ed-tech platform that helps learners retain and practice what is learned in terms of vocabulary and sentence patterns. Read more
Cvlogin has a goal of helping everyone to create easy to read, beautiful and professional CV's effortlessly. Cvlogin is absolutely free and it's simplistic, one-click design enables users to create beautiful, professional CV's in minutes. CV's can be downloaded as PDF files or shared as open or password protected links. Relevant information can be imported from Facebook and social accounts. Cvlogin is available in Turkish, English, Spanish,French, Galego and Deutsch, more languages will be coming very soon. Read more
BenzinLitre is a crowdsourcing app platform, enables its users to find right fuel, park areas and great road experience! Read more
Artboard Studio is a collaborative mockup design tool. Read more
HotelRunner enables you to create and manage your online content, build your global presence and manage your rooms and guests. You can also accept reservations from hundreds of online channels and benefit from social promotions to increase your social media visibility. Read more
Akaunting is a free, open source and online accounting software for small businesses and freelancers. Read more
www.sopsy.com Sopsy is the easiest way to open an online shop. www.zet.com Turkey's first marketplace for designers and designer products.  Read more
Sanction Scanner is an AI-driven AML compliance software. Sanction Scanner provides enhanced global sanction & PEP screening services. Sanction Scanner's database consists of over 1000 Sanctions, regulatory and law enforcement and other official global sanction and pep lists. Read more
MCAN Health provides quality medical treatments in Turkey as Hair Transplant, Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Dentistry with affordable costs. Read more
Tekkredi.com is a platform to help you reconfigure your existing loans in different banks and relax your monthly payment plan. Read more
KolayBi is a new generation cloud based Bookkeeping and Financial Application platform with online bank account aggregation for SMEs. Read more
BiTaksi is a mobile application that enables its users to call and book taxi services. Read more
N’oluyo is a TV program-based social platform and is your favorite buddy while watching TV. Read more
End to end service company, building real estate technologies to replace traditional realtors for a better home buying & selling experience Read more
Yeniben.com is an online community where people can ask questions, share reviews and meet with doctors providing cosmetic treatments. Read more
Fast, reliable and affordable price with the stylish design of the junction. Read more
Paym.es is a secure shopping chatbot that helps users sell or purchase items by asking a series of questions like chatting with a friend. Read more
ORTHERO aligners straighten teeth invisibly, without metal braces. Read more
Garaj Sepeti is Turkey's leading auto company, houses a portfolio of brands, widgets and platforms related to Sell, Buy, Rent and Own a car  Read more
End-To-To-End Logistics Operation Management, Digital PODs, Instant Vetted Truckers Read more
TIRPORT Express provides a platform for last-mile deliveries specifically to help e-commerce companies. Read more
Scotty is the leading motorcycle ride-sharing and courier services company in Turkey Read more
New Generation On-Demand "Same-Day Delivery" for Businesses Logistics Technology Company. Read more
Etohum provides mentorship, seed funding, pitch preparation, investor networking and expertise meetings. Our team, founders and mentors help startups to accelarate. Read more
FineDine is an interactive Menu System that is designed for restaurants, cafes and bars where diners can enjoy and customize their order in an initiative way. FineDine takes advantage of touchscreen tablets to combine powerful and secure cloud data that is fully supported by wireless technology.It gives you an access to your business dashboard from anywhere in the world and any time to run many different reports. FineDine creates secure businesses with happy customers within the great features. Read more
ÖdeAl İşyerim allows registered businesses to accept credit card payments with the free app without having any hidden costs. Through the app registered businesses can be found by more customers. Also businesses have the opportunity to send new deals and promotions to customers for free. Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in Turkey Ranked by StartupBlink

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0.18
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