Turkish Day

Sunnyvale, CA

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Come join Plug and Play's first ever Turkish Day! In collaboration with The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and the Turkish American Business Connection (TABC), 10 hot Turkish startups will showcase their technologies ranging from mobile, video, cloud and software security technologies to cognitive science, advanced robotics, sports analytics and even unmanned air vehicles!

The winning entrepreneurs, selected from a group of 400 applicants in Turkey, will pitch for 3 minutes each after completing a bespoke one-month Turkish acceleration program at Plug and Play!

The Keynote will be given by Ali Kutay.


One of Silicon Valley's most seasoned serial entrepreneurs, Mr. Ali Kutay will share his thoughts and experience on the thriving Turkish high-tech startup community. Mr. Kutay is Chairman and CEO of WebAction.

More recently he was the Senior Vice President at Oracle, who acquired his software company GoldenGate in September 2009, which he led as Chairman and CEO from 2004. Previously, from 1999 to 2003, Mr. Kutay was the Chairman and CEO of AltoWeb, a provider of e-business infrastructure software.

Ali Kutay serves on several company boards such as Peak Games and ST-Infonox, and is also an angel investor in Silicon Valley. Mr. Kutay holds a B.S. and M.S. degree in Engineering from Middle East Technical University and has completed graduate work at Carnegie Mellon University.

Looking forward to seeing you there!