Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pitches Flying High with Turkish Airlines

‘Invest On Board’ Platform Introduces Investors to Startups in the Sky

NEW YORK - Tuesday, November 19th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Turkish Airlines recently announced its latest high-flying business venture, Invest on Board. With the new worldwide initiative, investors can now meet startups while onboard sitting in their seats.

Starting this December, Invest On Board will fly 11 startup ideas into the skies via Turkish Airlines in partnership with eTohum, a program which aims to introduce entrepreneurs into the marketplace. Using Turkish Airlines’ in-flight entertainment system ‘Planet,’ which offers films, short programs, music, radio channels, games and live flight information to passengers on an interactive touchscreen, investors will also be able to browse video pitches to discover the next big idea. These pitches will be updated on a monthly basis.

Away from their busy offices and regular workdays, Invest On Board gives investors the opportunity to encounter the next big business in an easy, accessible format, and startups get a chance to grow without having to individually search for the perfect backer. The campaign aims to further promote the entrepreneurial spirit of Turkey in a fresh and unique way through an unconventional, distinctive and modern program.

The project will be online at InvestOnBoard.com, where new startups can apply to be included in new video pitch releases. Turkish Airlines looks forward to matching startups and investors in the skies through Invest On Board.

To watch the introduction video, please click on the link below: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AhJLEKIN3w


About Turkish Airlines:

Established in 1933 with a fleet of only five airplanes, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is today a four star airline with a fleet of 233 aircraft (passenger and cargo) flying to 241 cities around the world, comprised of 44 domestic and 197 international destinations. One of the fastest growing airline companies, it has received several “Passengers Choice Awards” from the consumer ranking group, Skytrax. Based on 2013 results, Turkish Airlines has been chosen "Best Airline in Europe" for the third year running and continued to be “Best Airline in Southern Europe” for the fifth consecutive year. Having the designation of “World’s Best Economy Class On-board Catering” in 2010, Turkish Airlines has been also awarded "Best Business Class Catering” in 2013 Skytrax World Airline Awards. For more information about Turkish Airlines, please visit www.turkishairlines.com.


Turkish Airlines

Michelle Mekky, 312-245-9805 ext. 112


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