Besides their contribution to national development, ITUNOVA TTO and ITU ARI Teknokent joined their powers for entrepreneurs as part of BİGG ITU Seed program. Entrepreneurs who apply to ITU Seed and BİGG are winners, because they can benefit from various opportunities made available to them.
The path to BİGG goes through ITU Seed
Entrepreneurs applied to BİGG ITU Seed are entitled to attend all entrepreneurial seminars organized by ITU Seed, if accepted. They meet with ITU Seed mentors during BİGG program to develop their projects with specialist support.
They receive Business Plan Preparation Training which is required to prepare the application form required for admission to TÜBİTAK BİGG 2nd phase. Following this training, complementary mentorships are provided at ITU Seed within regular office hours.
Entrepreneurs who complete the “BİGG Application Form” starting from January 1, 2016 will be evaluated based on application dates for calls planned by BİGG ITU Seed Program 2016 in 4 terms.
First, project topics are evaluated online, and entrepreneurs that satisfy the application requirements determined by TÜBİTAK are invited for face-to-face presentation before a jury.
Then, entrepreneurs who are accepted to BİGG-ITU Seed after the presentation before jury can benefit from ITU Seed Pre-Incubation Center.
BİGG ITU Seed Acceleration Program
Applicants of BİGG ITU Seed are entitled to attend all entrepreneurial seminars organized by ITU Seed, if accepted to the 1st stage.
They meet with ITU Seed mentors during the BİGG program to develop their projects with specialist support.
Entrepreneurs participate in a versatile training and support program to prepare the application form required for TÜBİTAK BİGG Program 2nd phase evaluations and make an impressive presentation.
Entrepreneurs can get training on various subjects including application form writing, business model, business plan and revenue model, while;
- Working with ITU Seed mentors to commercialize their projects,
- Benefiting from networks of ITU, ITU ARI Teknokent and İTÜNOVA TTO,
- Attending ITU Seed entrepreneurial training and then Big Bang competition, winner of which will be awarded ₺1,000,000,
- Enjoying offices at ITU ARI Teknokent incubation centers if projects be supported by TÜBİTAK.