Mentoring, which contributes to entrepreneurs receiving support in different fields and creating a roadmap, is among the most important contributions for İTÜ Çekirdek entrepreneurs. At ITU Çekirdek, which has more than 500 mentors who are experts and experienced in their fields, mentors come together with initiatives that will shape the future of Turkey and share their personal and sectoral knowledge and experiences. Thus, they become involved in a large and powerful social network that includes both other mentors and entrepreneurs.
There are several application requirements in different categories for people who want to be an ITU Çekirdek mentor:
ITU Çekirdek mentoring process starts with filling out the application form. Mentors, who are accepted after the necessary review and evaluation, participate in a wide range of orientation. Afterwards, the mentors included in the ITU Çekirdek mentor – entrepreneur meeting platform come together with the entrepreneurs according to the suibtable timings.
For corporate companies that want to benefit from open innovation as ITU Çekirdek stakeholders, certain names in the institution are selected as mentors in the first step. Thus, corporate representatives who share their individual and sectoral knowledge with entrepreneurs also enable their companies to approach the entrepreneurship ecosystem.