Istanbul Chamber of Industry – Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Seed Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

The Istanbul Chamber of Industry carries out a strategical cooperation with Istanbul Technical University as part of a “Seed Entrepreneurship Ecosystem”.

Created by Istanbul Technical University and ITU Arı Teknokent in 2011, the ITU Seed Entrepreneurship Ecosystem is a wide ecosystem that brings together entrepreneurs, companies, investors and professionals.

ITU Seed represents an entrepreneurship center open to all industries from chemistry to electronics, informatics to biogenetics. Groups of entrepreneurs accepted into ITU Seed, successfully complete the program and start a business benefit from the “Incubation” opportunities provided by the center for a full year.

The Istanbul Chamber of Industry is the Main Stakeholder of the ITU Seed Ecosystem as part of a strategic cooperation initiated with Istanbul Technical University in 2015.

At the ITU Seed BigBang finals held on November 14, 2015, entrepreneurs sought to obtain a seed capital worth TRY 1 million. Among those participants, TRD BioTek and Vivosens ventures were granted the TRY 200,000 “ICI Grand Prize for Future’s Industrialists”.

Alongside the “ICI Grand Award for Future’s Industrialists” offered as part of the Strategic Cooperation, all finalists are also provided with further support worth TRY 300,000, including “Mentorship”, “Industrialist Coach” and “Training and Consultancy” for a period of one year to support their journey from “entrepreneurs to industrialists”.

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You may access detailed information about the enterprises of the finalist entrepreneurs who took the floor during the BigBang Finals 2015 event on