Event Report – Female Leaders: Being a Woman Entrepreneur in Turkey



Check out a past virtual event of Startup Disrupt in Istanbul! In April we live-streamed an amazing event with 3 extraordinary speakers – Aysegul Ozkavukcu (Head of Migros UP), Elif Acar Ozguner (Deputy General Manager, Microsoft Turkey), Aytül Ercil (Founder & CEO, Vispera). We talked about the women entrepreneurship culture in Turkey, how it works and the hardships they have faced in their careers.

The event is aimed at combining both engineering and business knowledge within one platform, giving leaders the opportunity to learn from one another and vice versa whilst also providing an opportunity to educate consumers on the current state of affairs in the region as well as providing practical solutions.

Global partners were joined by Turkish entrepreneurs from different organizations and companies. The participants discussed the current situation and trend of women entrepreneurship in Turkey, as well as challenges and opportunities created by the changing business environment. The companies that participated in this dialogue were impressed by the level of interest and knowledge about women’s entrepreneurship in Turkey that was conveyed throughout the event.

📡 The event is in English and moderated by Tara Lutman, Co-Founding Partner at GoGlobal Advisory. 

Pitch Night Presenters:

➡ Lal Polater – Hergele Scooter
➡ Damla Dokuzoğlu – AppNava
➡ Ayşe Yılmaz – Ottan Studio

This event is brought to you with the kind support of CzechInvest, Microsoft for Startups, LXVI, TR.AI, HubHub, Tyinternety, Grow with Google, and other


  • Welcome Speech
  • Panel discussion moderated by Tara Lutman
  • Pitch Night with startup founders


If you missed the live stream – don’t worry, we got you! Check out the video below and learn something new!

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