ABOUT US

ITU Çekirdek Early-Stage Incubation Centre is the right address for all start-ups which have technological and innovative business ideas and think that their ideas can be turned into innovative and commercial activities.

ITU Çekirdek, which was established by ITU and ITU ARI Teknokent in 2012 and drew strength from ITUNOVA TTO, has funded 1.150 start-ups and 3.450 entrepreneurs to date. Supporting many projects from financial technologies and health technologies to enhanced reality applications and hardware projects, ITU Çekirdek is a wide entrepreneurship platform that brings its more than 40 stakeholders together with entrepreneurs, companies, angel investors and professionals.

6 years of ITU Çekirdek until the last quarter of 2017

The start-ups that pass the End-of-Training jury of ITU Çekirdek qualify for the Pre-Incubation, BigBang and Incubation Stages.

Our processes:

  • Pre-Incubation

    • Free Open Office
    • Infrastructure Support
    • Prototyping Lab
    • Network of 250 Voluntary Mentors
    • Entrepreneurship Training
    • Training, Consultancy and Seminars
    • Investor Meetings
    • ITU and ITU ARI Teknokent Networking
  • Big Bang

    • Technology Stage
    • Entrepreneur Presentations
    • Awards and Investments
    • 17 Million TL in total
  • Incubation

    • Being an Incubation Company for 1 year
    • The privilege of being an ITU ARI Teknokent Company
    • Free Open Office
    • Infrastructure Support
    • Prototyping Lab
    • Start-Up-Specific Mentoring
    • Performance Follow-Up
    • Special Training, Consultancy and Workshops
    • Investor Meetings
    • ITU and ITU ARI Teknokent Networking

ITU Çekirdek continues to provide more opportunities and funds for increasing number of entrepreneurs each year with the contributions from over 40 valuable stakeholders such as  Elginkan Foundationİstanbul Chamber of IndustryUnion of Automotive ExportersEnerjiSATechnology Development Foundation of Turkey and ING Bank.

If you would like to browse the “ITU Çekirdek with Numbers” videos posted at the BigBang event in November 2017: