Startups who want to make their first sale with their product, which is still in the prototype stage, to verify the market, to meet with investors and corporate companies, and to expand their development, can apply to the Pre-Incubation program.
At the beginning of the process, startups benefit from “Entrepreneurship Trainings” which covers tailor-made topics such as business model, strategy and finance. Along with the training process, they attend specialized seminars and workshops such as sales, marketing, team development, law and investment processes. In addition, initiatives; You can use the ITU Çekirdek office located in ITU ARI Teknokent on the ITU Maslak campus free of charge, benefit from the prototyping workshop, meet hundreds of mentors who are experts in their field, get together with corporate and investor ITU Çekirdek stakeholders, gain access the ITU ARI Teknokent network, and offer different products from cloud supports to payment systems, with not spending a single dime.
Startups and their teams are given the right to use the open office until the Big Bang Start-up Challenge.
The Entrepreneurship Training Program, inspired by the entrepreneurship courses given at Berkeley University and Stanford University, is offered to startups by İTÜ Çekirdek trainers.
With more than 500 mentors who are experts in their fields and an approach that closely recognizes the unique talents, capacities and goals of entrepreneurs, they are assisted in many different areas in the process of achieving success.
Meetings with Turkey’s leading investors are organized for entrepreneurs, with the aim of enhancing the investment opportunities of entrepreneurs and expanding their networks.
Sales-oriented Demo Days are organized with more than 40 stakeholder institutions as well as many corporate companies, and entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to meet with industry-specific companies and hold sales meetings.
Entrepreneurs benefit from more than 41 exclusive opportunities that they may need both individually and for their ventures, free of charge or with certain discount rates.
One-on-one follow-up meetings are organized with entrepreneurs throughout the process and meetings are held regarding the steps of their projects.
Basic engineering equipment is provided in the ITU Çekirdek Prototyping Laboratory to support the process of implementing their projects.
Robust and extensive network is offered to entrepreneurs in the information flow environment provided by the presence of strong academic staff in the ITU campus and with the advantage of being located in the region where ITU ARI Teknokent accomodates advanced technology R&D companies.
In Maslak, which is the heart of Istanbul’s business life, and on the campus of Istanbul Technical University, where a strong technical and scientific environment is experienced, entrepreneurs are provided with an important location advantage.
Support and professional communication consultancy services are provided for the visibility of entrepreneurs in the national press (newspaper, magazine, television, etc.) and digital media for promotional activities.
ITU Çekirdek; By providing professional support to entrepreneurs in the process of developing their products, the ease of use of products or prototypes, aesthetics, production, material selection, etc. Mentoring and design support are provided by industry professionals who are experts in their fields.
Successful startups that benefit from ITU Çekirdek facilities and successfully complete the training process are eligible to take part in the Big Bang of that year, get on the radar of investors and funds, and have the chance to gain local and international recognition.