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About Us

BigBang, which aims to be one of the leading entrepreneurship activities of the world, brings the early-stage technology start-ups with the business world. “Turkey’s Entrepreneurship Stage: BigBang” where technological start-ups are staged in November of every year, competition is fierce and the tempo never decreases brings entrepreneurs to the focus of investors and funds and helps financing of entrepreneurs at incorporation stage to meet investors and attain prospective customers. It also enables them to reach awards and investments worth 21 million TL in total (2018 data).

In BigBang, where entrepreneurs that develop their ideas in the early-stage incubation centre are assessed and the ones closest to the market are chosen and take the stage, potential entrepreneurs and investors that participate as observers also have the opportunity to be informed about the innovative ideas and business models and meet trending start-ups.

Start-ups who become entitled to take the stage in BigBang are provided with an environment where they can get together with the press, stakeholders and investors, learn about cooperation facilities and access prospective customers. In addition to these, start-ups who are given award and investment may be entitled to enter the incubation program of the early-stage incubation centre for 1 year.

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Entrepreneur groups on the stage

21

Million TL Award and Investment at the amount

15

Angel Investor Network

40+

Stakeholders

Pre-Incubation

The start-ups that pass the post-“Entrepreneurship Training” jury continue to benefit from training, seminar, consultancy and mentoring services in order to commercialize their projects at this stage and may be entitled to use the R&D fund allocated in order to develop their prototypes. During the course of this process, they continue to receive support from Çekirdek mentors and trainers on first customer meetings, sales processes and investment processes and benefit from special training and consultancies within this scope.

Accelerator

Entrepreneur groups accepted to ITU Çekirdek receive up to 150 hours Core MBA training from entrepreneurship to business plan writing, marketing to finance; It describes the period in which mentors benefited from their experience and developed their own projects.

Big Bang

In Big Bang, where entrepreneurs that develop their ideas in the early-stage incubation centre are assessed and the ones closest to the market are chosen and take the stage, potential entrepreneurs and investors that participate as observers also have the opportunity to be informed about the innovative ideas and business models and meet trending start-ups.

Incubation

The entrepreneur groups that prove to be successful and establish companies at the end of BigBang in ITU Çekirdek continue to develop their start-ups by benefiting from the facilities of “ITU Çekirdek Incubation” for 1 year. The entrepreneurs that attain the right to show ITU Çekirdek as company address have the privilege to be a ITU ARI Teknokent company and use all the monetary and non-monetary facilities brought about by this privilege. The entrepreneurs who are backed by the synergy created by entrepreneurs getting together and the assurance of ITU, ITU ARI Teknokent, ITUNOVA TTO and ITU Çekirdek continue to develop their projects.