About Us

Start-IST is a catalyst for your business. We grow your business by getting you connected with the local and global service providers. We act as your local partner in the new markets you strategise to enter.

Mine Dedekoca


Mine has changed the course of her work life after 6 years of experience in Retail sector in multinational companies like Best Buy and Dixons Group Companies. After working in various roles as Merchandising Services Lead, IS Manager and Sales Development and Training Manager and Operations Manager, she followed her dream to become an entrepreneur.

Mine is currently the founder of Turkey’s first digital invitation website, Davetpostasi.com and a Startup networking and event organization company Start-IST. She worked with multinational companies like Upwork, StartupBlink, StarOfService, Ellis Island Capital to help them expand their business to Turkish market. She’s also mentoring startups for business development and market penetration. She’s been organizing and sponsoring local and global startup events for the last 5 years.

With her passion to conquer new places and meet new people she traveled to more than 40 countries and shares her impressions on her personal blog.




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