ITU Seed Among The Worlds Top Five

by İTÜ | Dec 03, 2019
ITU Seed is among the worlds top 5 Aaccording to the international UBI Global index, which compares and ranks entrepreneur incubators of the worlds leading universities, ITU Seed is among the worlds top 5.
ITU Seed is among the worlds top 5 Aaccording to the international UBI Global index, which compares and ranks entrepreneur incubators of the worlds leading universities, ITU Seed is among the worlds top 5.

Turkey’s Entreneurship and Innovation base, ITU ARI Technopark’s Early Stage Incubation Center, ITU Seed, is ranked among the top 5 of the international UBI Global index, which compares and ranks entrepreneur incubators of the worlds leading universities.  At the event organized in Doha, Katar, Turkey was represented by ITU Seed along with The DMZ from Canada, PoliHub from Italy, The SETsquared from England and YES!Delft from Holland, who were among the top 5.

According to the evaluation carried out by UBI Global, criterion such as number of applications, mentor, backer and training pond, training of entrepreneurs, number of successful entrepreneurs, created employment, investment and turnover are all influential.  Prof. Mehmet Karaca, Executive board chairman of ITU Technpark and ITU Rector, during his evaluation of the UBI Global results said “ITU Seed has once again accomplished a significant acheivement on behalf of our country by competing against the incubating centers of leading universities.  I congratulate all our entreprenuers, mentors, investers and shareholders.   ITU Seed uses the work model and its contents used by the worlds most substantial universities and entreupreneurship centers, which is orientated especially for us and constantly under development, and designed for our local conditions and neccessities.  We provide an open office, mini MBA/Entrepreneurship training, technical infrustructure support, use of laboratory, consumable lab material support in addition to over 300 volunteers from the business world and academics expert in their field to all entrepreneurs at ITU Seed. Additionally, in order to protect their intellectual property, so that they can obtain a patent in Turkey, Europe and America we along with ITU’s technology transfer office, ITUNOVA TTO, provide financial support and consultancy services in accordance to the patents attribution.  Over 500 ventures have commersalized to date at ITU Seed, which is working for entrepreneurs to commercialize or transform their ideas into services.

 “We await those to ITU Seed who wish to contribute to Turkey’s future.”

Prof. Dr. Karaca went onto say, “ ITU Seed has over 40 stakeholders, among these are, Elginkan Foundation, Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, Uludağ Automotive Industry Export Association (OIB), EnerjiSA, Anadolu Efes, Agita, Anadolu Sigorta, PETKİM, 3M and ELDER.  We invite corporate companies and investers to ITU Seed, who wish to contribute to Turkey’s future and present new collaborative opportunities.  ITU Seed, has received over 30 thousand applications, 2424 ventures and 5432 entreprenures since its established in 2012, along with entreprenuers, have met over 83 Million TL in investment.”

The total value of entrepreneurs at ITU Seed, which has received thousands of applications from 30 different countries and 63 different cities from Turkey this year, is over 956 Million TL. 

ITU Seed is the right address for entreprenuers!
ITU Seed is the right address for entreprenuers and start-up’s, who have technological and innovative business ideas, and believe they can change them into innovative and commercial activities; applications in the technology fields of automative, fintech, insurtech, health and IoT  can be made.  Entreprenuer of all ages can apply all year round from the internet site www.itucekirdek.com

About ITU Seed

ITU Seed Early Stage Incubation Center, which has been ranked in the top 5 among the university incubation centers of the world, is working for entrepreneurs to commercialize or transform their ideas into services.  Since its establishment in 2012, ITU Seed has made it possible for ventures to be successful and commercialize with the support it has provided.  2424 nationwide ventures and 5432 entreprenures were provided support.  With an investment of over 83 Million TL, the total value of initiatives of ITU Seed is over 956 Million TL.  The objective of ITU Seed is to extend in terms of Turkey’s entrepreneurship ecosystem, quality of ventures, success in the world’s market and the number of successful ventures.  It also has many stakeholders in the private and public sector

About UBI Global
UBI Global is an Swedish based research organization and aims to develop incubation centers, determine the best and develop a business network among them.  UBI Global has over a thousand member organization networks in over 90 countries and provides services such as comparing incubator programs and providing research towards them.  Criterion for the evaluation include the number of applications received, operational budget, mentor, backer and training pond, training of entrepreneurs, number of mentors, number of successful entrepreneurs, created employment, investment and turnover etc.  

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