About Us

Welcome To The Global Startup Ecosystem For Entrepreneurs On The Move In Istanbul!

Startups Without Borders creates world-class entrepreneurship events, training programs, and media products, where diversity takes center stage.

Startups Without Borders connects the most ambitious refugee and migrant entrepreneurs with resources to grow their business while providing investors with an entry point to under-the-radar startups with disruptive potential.

We’re building a global movement, with events, a tech platform, and communities across different cities in the Middle East, Europe, and beyond.

What We Do

Content & Media

We don’t tell visual stories. We craft pieces of inspiration. Startups Without Borders is setting off to tell the stories of the world’s most courageous entrepreneurs, the bold founders who build game-changing businesses in foreign lands. We are telling the stories of the architects of the future.

Events

Our world-class events bring together high-profile speakers, experts and international leaders from the startup, corporate, investment, government and non-profit sector to meet founders from the most remote corners of the world. From startup competitions, to training bootcamps, to the SWB summit, we gather investors, incubators, mentors, and corporations with a passion for creating new realities.

The Directory

We’re launching the SWB Directory, a platform for business angels and investors to access an incredible pool of high-potential migrant and refugee-led startups, while offering entrepreneurs exclusive resources and access to opportunities. Sign up to the beta version of the platform and get first-hand access!

Our Impact

3,400

ENTREPRENEURS IN OUR EVENTS FRO FROM 85 COUNTRIES

10,000

ENTREPRENEURS IN OUR GLOBAL NETWORK

2,600

ENTREPRENEURS TRAINED

2.5M

GLOBAL SOCIAL MEDIA REACH