Expo Capital Quest

July 5th

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July 7th 2023

The culminative event of the Expo 2022 is a meeting between selected women entrepreneurs and investors – Expo Capital Quest. As a concluding part of Expo journey, selected 24 women (2 per each country/territory) will meet with business angel investors in Istanbul, Türkiye and pitch their businesses to them.

At a pitching session, an alternating jury panel of investors will provide feedback and investment leads for the selected entrepreneurs.

Who will join the Expo Capital Quest?

Women entrepreneurs who:
*have attended the bootcamp
*had a booth at the virtual Expo event
*underwent Expo mentorship programme
*have ability to produce regular quantities /qualities of products/deliver services continuously
*are looking for investments
*have a potential to scale up the business
*Person who will pitch should speak English.


What to expect from Expo Capital Quest?

Investment Opportunity

In case the investor sees any investment opportunity, they can ask for a follow-up meeting with the entrepreneur.

Mentorship Opportunity

The investor and/or her/his team can offer them further mentorship with the possibility to invest in the future;.

Networking Opportunity

The investor can introduce them to their networks.

Comprehensive Feedback

The investor can provide comprehensive and valuable feedback


Our Women Entrepreneurs


Event Schedule

Day 1

5th of July 2023

Welcome Dinner

Dinner with women entrepreneurs, mentors, investors

8:00 pm

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10:00 pm

Day 2

6th of July 2023

Master Of Ceremonies

Selma
Prodanovic
Vice-President, European Business Angel Network (EBAN)
Registration, welcome coffee

9:00 am

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9:30 am

Shirin Atlasova
Nigma is a cybersecurity company helping SMEs to improve their data management and security systems 
Olha Riznychenko
Friends of Brans is a full-scale marketing service agency for SMEs
Ecemsu Varan
Biopols is creating a new generation of food storage technologies
No items found.
Opening remarks

9:30 am

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10:00 am

Shirin Atlasova
Nigma is a cybersecurity company helping SMEs to improve their data management and security systems 
Olha Riznychenko
Friends of Brans is a full-scale marketing service agency for SMEs
Ecemsu Varan
Biopols is creating a new generation of food storage technologies
Alia El-Yassir
UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia
Ali Ulker
Chair of the Board, Yildiz Holding
Cenk Ulu
PWC Turkiye, Senior Partner
Deborah Gibbins
Chief Operating Officer, Mary Kay Global
Build Relationships, the rest will follow

10:00 am

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10:30 am

Shirin Atlasova
Nigma is a cybersecurity company helping SMEs to improve their data management and security systems 
Olha Riznychenko
Friends of Brans is a full-scale marketing service agency for SMEs
Ecemsu Varan
Biopols is creating a new generation of food storage technologies
Vera Futorjanski
Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, LP, Mentor, Innovation Expert at WEF and UN
Pitching session – Tech startups

10:30 am

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11:30 am

Shirin Atlasova
Nigma is a cybersecurity company helping SMEs to improve their data management and security systems 
Olha Riznychenko
Friends of Brans is a full-scale marketing service agency for SMEs
Ecemsu Varan
Biopols is creating a new generation of food storage technologies
Fatma Aktaş
Esular is creating innovative water management technologies for efficient use of natural resources
Elizabeta Jovanovska
Best Online Assistant is creating jobs for visually or physically impaired people
Tamar Zhgenti
Dasi is creating a platform to connects dance amateurs with top dance professionals
Deniz Atak
Latify is a reward-based brand promotion platform aimed at helping people to adopt healthy habits in a social and playful way, and earn prizes
Ksenija Nikolovska
BW2 is a platform for females to get peer-to-peer support needed for personal and professional growth
Coffee Break

11:30 am

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12:00 pm

Shirin Atlasova
Nigma is a cybersecurity company helping SMEs to improve their data management and security systems 
Olha Riznychenko
Friends of Brans is a full-scale marketing service agency for SMEs
Ecemsu Varan
Biopols is creating a new generation of food storage technologies
No items found.
Pitching session 2 – Green Startups

12:00 pm

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1:00 pm

Shirin Atlasova
Nigma is a cybersecurity company helping SMEs to improve their data management and security systems 
Olha Riznychenko
Friends of Brans is a full-scale marketing service agency for SMEs
Ecemsu Varan
Biopols is creating a new generation of food storage technologies
Ivana Čukanović
Golden Tea is reinventing the way to enjoy with tea while making it eco-friendly
Zhyldyzai Turdubekova
Сlever is creating an eco-friendly bags that are 100% natural and biodegradable
Nabot Dodkhudoeva, Saera Nazrishoeva
Pamir Gold is producing 100% natural and healthy snacks for people with healthy lifestyle
Madina Sadirdinova
Sebet Market is platform connecting farmers to consumers in the city
Ejona Zaimaj
Ferma Amalthea is developing bee venom powder production
Lunch break

1:00 pm

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2:00 pm

Shirin Atlasova
Nigma is a cybersecurity company helping SMEs to improve their data management and security systems 
Olha Riznychenko
Friends of Brans is a full-scale marketing service agency for SMEs
Ecemsu Varan
Biopols is creating a new generation of food storage technologies
No items found.
Closing remarks

4:00 pm

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4:30 pm

Shirin Atlasova
Nigma is a cybersecurity company helping SMEs to improve their data management and security systems 
Olha Riznychenko
Friends of Brans is a full-scale marketing service agency for SMEs
Ecemsu Varan
Biopols is creating a new generation of food storage technologies
No items found.
Pitching session 4 – Fashion and Marketplaces

3:00 pm

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4:00 pm

Shirin Atlasova
Nigma is a cybersecurity company helping SMEs to improve their data management and security systems 
Olha Riznychenko
Friends of Brans is a full-scale marketing service agency for SMEs
Ecemsu Varan
Biopols is creating a new generation of food storage technologies
Zerina Gegic
Zizza is creating high-end handicraft shoes for fashionistas
Aurora Piranej
Margjelo Filigran is a filigree jewelry production company creating exclusive and handicraft silver products
Ariana Alaj
EN Fashion is textile production company in Kosovo
Julia Pysmenna
Taker | Maker is an on-demand platform for connecting hand-picked creative talents with corporations
Yeskendir Akmaral
ADU24 is an online marketplace for goods and services, connecting manufacturers, SMEs and customers on one single platform
Pitching session 3 – Education and Kids

2:00 pm

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3:00 pm

Shirin Atlasova
Nigma is a cybersecurity company helping SMEs to improve their data management and security systems 
Olha Riznychenko
Friends of Brans is a full-scale marketing service agency for SMEs
Ecemsu Varan
Biopols is creating a new generation of food storage technologies
Sabina Egemberdieva
STEM Systems is an online platform for curated STEM education for girls in Middle Asia and beyond
Victoria Novac-Hîncu
Edujoc is providing inclusive education through playing
Victoria Danila
Davitex Neo is creating clothes with sensors for premature newborns to obtain vital information for doctors in real time
Arijana Katana
Jagy Carriers is creating innovative baby carriers and accessories for busy parents
Vivia Gurgenishvili
DINO is producing educational and developmental toys and furniture to help parents raise mentally healthy children

Our Mentors


Investors/Jury