The Pre-Incubation Program, organized in cooperation with İstinye University and ikas, was completed successfully. The Demo Day event, the last stage of the program, took place online. Entrepreneurs had the opportunity to present their business ideas in front of potential investors and industry experts.
The program is designed for entrepreneurs to take their business ideas to a higher level and create a stronger foundation in the business world. The 8 successful startups in the program took their startups forward by learning the dynamics of the business world through a 6-month training and mentoring process. During this process, 24 mentors, 12 trainers and 6 coaches provided support to the entrepreneurs.
At the Demo Day event, which started with the opening speeches of ikas co-founder Mustafa Namoğlu and İstinye University Deputy Secretary General Begüm Usta, participants exhibited their business ideas in front of industry professionals, investors and a large audience with the presentations they prepared. Business models, product prototypes and marketing strategies were examined in detail. Entrepreneurs introduced their projects to potential investors and business representatives.
Among the jury members were important names such as Dilek Barçın, the founder of Turkish-Tech, Yavuz Kuş, the founder of Fonangels, Fırat Demirel, the founder of GirişimlerNet, Pelin Girit, the founder of Grup İmaj, and İsa Korkmaz, the founding partner of Navlungo.
İlham molası oturumuyla MakroMusic Co-Founder & CEO’su Ataberk Özaydın ve Yeni Nesil Kafası Co-Founder’ı, Melek Yatırımcı ve Mentor Ömer Erkmen, ile keyifli bir söyleşi gerçekleştirildi. In the interview, Ataberk Özaydın and Ömer Erkmen shared the keys to success in entrepreneurship, and also explained how they can cope with the difficulties that entrepreneurs may encounter, based on their own experiences.
After the Inspiration Break session, entrepreneurs shared their thoughts about the Pre-Incubation Program.
Startups Presenting at Demo Day:
Interneighbour: The platform brings together tourists and guides. It is a mobile application that will enable people to experience different activities such as nature walks, city tours, dinners, etc., depending on demand, by connecting them with a professional guide who will accompany them all over the world.
Flymeetme: A mobile application that aims to make travel processes easier, smoother and more efficient.
Phoneq: A platform that designs and provides services for easy, portable and practical products for phone cameras.
Mobimenti: It accompanies the development of young people by providing one-on-one mentoring support with experienced people from different sectors and professions through mentoring programs; It aims to make mentoring more accessible by establishing a digital network.
Stormup: A platform that combines data analytics and crowdfunding to create innovative and user-focused solutions.
İyiwell: A mobile application that offers a personalized health coaching experience powered by smart algorithms and artificial intelligence technology.
Plavel: An initiative that prepares personalized route/holiday plans supported by Artificial Intelligence.
Winning startups at İstinye Garage Demo Day; It became Plavel, Interneighbor and Stormup. These successful startups will be offered the opportunity to establish a company by Mükellef. Moreover; Startups will benefit from the advantages of Technopark, will be supported with a $1 million JoinSecret loan provided by Navlungo, and will receive comprehensive financial support with various loan options offered in IKAS modules. Demo Day’e katılmaya hak kazanan tüm girişimciler, İstinye Garage’ın Kuluçka programına ücretsiz katılım hakkı elde ederek 1 yıl boyunca ücretsiz açık ofis imkanından yararlanacaklar
İstinye Garage Incubation Hub aims to develop new programs to strengthen the entrepreneurship ecosystem and encourage innovation. These programs will help entrepreneurs grow and realize their projects, while also offering new opportunities for investors. This will foster innovation by further strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem.