Sustainable Growth Program is a 6 month program powered by HSBC Turkey in partnership with TURKONFED and implemented by Hackquarters.

Aiming to; Support startups headed towards Sustainable Development Goals by UNDP, Building a strong ecosystem of startups, entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors, Generating new industry-specific commercial opportunities and increase their speed to market and impact..

The Sustainable Development Goals

End poverty in all its forms everywhere
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Reduce inequality within and among countries
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development




January 2020

Up to 5 startups will be selected for the program.


February - June 2020

Bootcamps with 20+ modules and rockstar mentors
Weekly meetings & KPIs follow up
Publicly meetups for presence and network


Presentation at the end of the program to selected global partners & investors.


Post Graduation

Non-stop support and follow up on growth and investment relations


Initial Grant 25.000₺; Seed

Tailormade training bootcamps & Mentorship

Commercialization Support by Hackquarters

Kolektif House membership


Kaan Akin

Business Model, Growth Strategy

Sabina Babayeva

Business Model, Communication Strategy

Hamza Aytac

Branding, UI/UX

Volkan Kirtok

Digital Marketing, Growth, SEO

Gokhan Menge

Digital Marketing, Growth, SEO

Berkay Yavuz

Business Model, Growth Strategy

Murat Unver

Public and Presentation Skils

Berhan Kongel

Unit Economics

Evren Gulyasar

PR for startups

Osman Yildirim

SEO Techniques

Gokay Kilic

Prototyping and MVP

Cenk Medeni

Facebook Marketing

Yonatan Pinto

Legal Pitfalls

Meric Bicakcioglu

Business Development

Mete Karamanoglu

Growth Hacking

Sarp Uzer

Product Development, Digital Marketing

Namik Kural

Investment Relations

Goksemin Ozdemir

Branding Strategy

Özgür Ahmet Köse

Mentor @Hackquarters

About Hackquarters

Hackquarters is the leading startup accelerator and corporate innovation partner in Turkey combining superb global reach with deep local knowledge. Founded in 2015, Hackquarters has engaged with over 6,000 startups across the world; of which 150 are currently part of various programs.

Hackquarters active corporate programs include Bayer Grants4Apps Digital Health Program, Redbull Amaphiko Global Social Entrepreneurship Program and Workup by Isbank.

About HSBC

HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. We serve more than 40 million customers through four global businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking.

Our network covers 65 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin America.