We Keep Supporting Young Entrepreneurs!


We Keep Supporting Young Entrepreneurs!

25 September 2018

As Zer, we contribute as mentors for KWORKS BİGG Program, which has been granted TRY 200.000 by Tübitak.
Last day for applications is October 2, 2018!

*TÜBİTAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) is giving young entrepreneurs the opportunity for aTRY 200,000 grant to develop solutions in the fields of digitalization and communication while receiving training and mentorship within the scope of KWORKS’ BİGG Program.
To date, 551 business plans were submitted to TÜBİTAK under TÜBİTAK’S BIGG Program and 220 entrepreneurs were entitled to receive the grant.

Hoping to accelerate the process of new information being transformed into something beneficial to society in line with Koç University’s vision, Koç University Entrepreneurship Research Center (KWORKS) is broadening the scope of its entrepreneurship programs, which have been in place since 2014, with the Support Program for Individual Young Entrepreneurs (BIGG). As part of the program, young entrepreneurs who have an idea that will contribute to the fields of digitalization and communication will be provided with the fundamental training and mentorship services, as well as support for business planning and business model development needed to access the grant support of up to TRY 200,000. Candidates who will graduate from any formal undergraduate university program within one year or who has received a graduate degree, master’s degree or PhD within the last ten years before the pre-application date can fill in the form at until October 2, 2018 to apply for this completely free program.

“We support young entrepreneurial candidates in many ways such as training, mentorship, pre-prototype development and access to customer network where they will need to be supported to put their business ideas into practice and get on the path from an idea to a product and market,” said KWORKS Coordinator Burak Yaman who stated that thanks to the experience gained since 2014, this year marked the first of a series of the Support Program for Individual Young Entrepreneurs (BIGG). “We are offering candidates the opportunity to come together with the executives of organizations and companies such as ArçelikKoçfinans, Zer, Tofaş and Technology Development Foundation of Turkey (TTGV). Starting from this year, we are taking the program one step further for the grant given by TÜBİTAK by training young entrepreneurs who have an idea to contribute to the fields of digitalization and communication. We also provide guidance and methods to help maximize benefits from the grant. Don’t forget, we are by your side at every stage of the process. By guiding candidates and joining the path together at every step we can help get you one step closer to making that dream to become a reality. Lately, 1,354 business ideas were sent to the implementing agencies within TÜBİTAK BIGG’s scope. Of those, 551 business plans were selected and submitted to TÜBİTAK with 220 entrepreneurs being eligible to receive the grant support of TRY 200,000,” Yaman added.

At Zer, we are very glad to contribute to the programs that support entrepreneurs.

Remember that the application deadline is October 2, 2018!