Global Entrepreneurs to Converge at İstanbul TALKS Inspired 2016
March 9, 2016 EricaNicole

Leading entrepreneurs to give inspiring talks at İstanbul TALKS Inspired 2016, a global entrepreneurship conference.


Dallas, March, 9, 2016 — Leading entrepreneurs to give inspiring talks At İstanbul TALKS Inspired 2016, a global entrepreneurship conference organized by Sipahiler Events and GİRVAK Entrepreneurship Foundation, Turkey.

Hailed by Forbes as ‘A New Kind of Silicon Valley‘, global business leaders will converge in Istanbul, Turkey. The inaugural event will be held on March 16, 2016 at Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, İstanbul. The conference will host prominent entrepreneurs from the United States, Europe and the Middle East. The event will host young entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture and private equity companies, banks, organizations in the entrepreneurship ecosystem, incubation-entrepreneurship centers and major media companies, in an interactive environment.

Framing the theme of the global conference as ‘Leading Entrepreneurs, Inspiring Talks’, Inspired 2016 has tapped some of the world’s most prolific speakers including Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, Allen Taylor, Managing Director of Endeavor, Rania Rostom, Chief Innovation Officer of GE Middle East, North Africa & Turkey, Wendy Kopp, co-founder and CEO of Teach For All, Devita Saraf, CEO of Vu Technologies, Yasmine Shihata, Founder and CEO of Venus Media & PR, Erica Nicole, founder and CEO of YFS Magazine, and more. View the full speaker line-up here.

“The Istanbul TALKS Inspired 2016 Conference is poised to become a powerhouse conference, sparking provocative conversations and actionable ideas for women entrepreneurs across the globe,” according to Erica Nicole, Founder and CEO of YFS Magazine. The “conference will spark smart, actionable and relevant conversations that will inspire entrepreneurs to think globally and act locally.”

Sponsors include Mavi, GE, Audi, TAV Airports. Supporting organizations include Bosphorus Center for Global Affairs (BG) and PGM.

Purchase tickets for İstanbul TALKS Inspired 2016 online at Biletix.
Istanbul TALKS 2016



About Erica Nicole

Erica Nicole is the founder and CEO of YFS Magazine — the definitive digital magazine for startups, small business and entrepreneurship culture. As a leading female entrepreneur and small business influencer she’s on a full-tilt mission to make entrepreneurship accessible. Along the way she became a global keynote speaker, brand ambassador, columnist and advisor. As an entrepreneurial change-agent, Erica Nicole, and her work, has been featured or mentioned in international media outlets including Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, Ebony Magazine, Fox Business, The Globe and Mail, MSN Business on Main, MSNBC Your Business, NBC News, The Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, Supplier Diversity Review, American Express OPEN Forum, Business Insider,, Mashable,, Slate Magazine, and more. Learn more at


About Istanbul TALKS

Istanbul TALKS is a conference series which aims to add value to Istanbul and the topics it covers and geographically embraces EMEA region. At Istanbul TALKS, they redefine the “Classical Conference” approach as “Network Conference” and work together with a variety of contributors, such as consultants, consultation committees and business partners, all experts in their respective fields. Istanbul TALKS covers current important global matters and topics at our conferences, as we aim to attract local and global opinion and sector leaders, both as attendees and contributors. Learn more at


About Sipahiler Events

Sipahiler/+NineZero is an international event management agency, unique for their creative ideas of communication, highly skilled operations crew, and integrated understanding of events management. Sipahiler/+NineZero provides services for a wide range of event types including; corporate events, corporate celebration gatherings, subdivision/product launch events, protocol receptions, prestige events, company/business, and more. Learn more at


About GİRVAK Entrepreneurship Foundation, Turkey

In April 2014 Turkey’s leading entrepreneurs, businessmen and opinion leaders established the Entrepreneurship Foundation to support a growing population of young people in Turkey who work toward the development of an entrepreneurial culture. Learn more at GİRVAK Entrepreneurship Foundation, Turkey.


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