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Future Founders

Future Founders Fundamental Entrepreneurship Program

In cooperation with the “Üretken Akademi”, the International Incubation Center (IIC) carries out the “Future Founders Fundamental Entrepreneurship Program”. This program is dedicated to university students who want to lunch their own business by providing them with basic pieces of training in the field of entrepreneurship, and preparing them to establish enterprises with sustainable financial structures. The program focuses on determined topics in order to develop projects under 6 main headings: Society and Culture, Industry and Technology, Games, Agriculture and Food, Environment, and Communication.

1947 applications were received from 39 countries, 1107 of them are female applicants, and 840 are male. The age range of applicants is between 19 and 39 years old. Applicants are from 205 different universities.

The training was conducted in Turkish, and enabled participants to acquire theoretical skills as well as practical experience in several areas such as design, marketing, finance and management design, marketing, finance and management. Upon completion of the program, they will be ready-to-market initiatives in order to participate in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. 

Because of the high demand of applicants, the application deadline was extended to 17 May 2022 

Program Schedule

Within the scope of the Future Founders Entrepreneurship Program, the participants who are at the level of university students received a 5-week entrepreneurship training. A participant who completed the entrepreneurship training graduated from the program as the owner of an MVP-level startup and took his first step into the entrepreneurship ecosystem. The content of the entrepreneurship training provided within the scope of the program is given below. Upon completion of the program, they will be ready-to-market initiatives in order to participate in the entrepreneurship ecosystem

  • Week 1 : Start-Up 101 
  • Week 2 :Team 
  • Week 3 : Idea 
  • Week 4 : MVP & Test 
  • Week 5 : MVP & Test 2 (Live Zoom Training) – Zoom   
  • What is Entrepreneurship?
  • Basic Concepts of Entrepreneurship and Types of Entrepreneurships 
  • Entrepreneurship Skills
  • Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Today and Future
  • Technologies Sustainable Development Goals and Sectors 
  • Idea Development Techniques 
  • Team for Initiatives 
  • Self-Awareness
  • Role Distribution within the Team 
  • Finding a Teammate 
  • Choosing a Teammate 
  • Creating a Team Culture 
  • Team management
  • Freelance Working Model for Startups 
  • Empathy in Design Thinking – Definition and Idea 
  • Industry Analysis 
  • Market Analysis 
  • Competition analysis 
  • Lean Entrepreneurship 
  • Enterprise Brand Name 
  • Venture Logo 
  • Elevator Speech 
  • Prototype and Test in Design Thinking 
  • Lean Canvas 
  • Relation of Lean Enterprise and Design Thinking Methodology 
  • Paper Prototyping
  • What is MVP? 
  • Testing the MVP 
  • Analysis of the MVP Testing Process 
  • Preparing Startup Presentation 
  • Creating User Interface Images – Figma
  • Landing Page Creation – Wix
  • Creating Social Media Accounts and Creating Social Media Images – Canva
  • Preparing and Making Presentations 

In addition to the entrepreneurship trainings offered within the scope of the Future Founders Entrepreneurship Program, various events were organized at regular intervals for the program participants. Details about the events are given below. 

Future Founders Demo Day

In scope of the various trainings implemented in the Future Founders Fundamental Program, 31 startups at the MVP level have been established. 10 startups were selected among 31 startups and invited to the online demoday.

Future Founders Entrepreneurs

Ticeso: Ticesco, as a marketplace of real estate agents, we are here to simplify real estate trade and marketing.

Yemektar: It offers virtual restaurant and shop services for those who do not have the opportunity to open a restaurant or shop, but want to sell their products.

Frezee: Provides freeze-dried foods with high nutritional value

HumanSignature: It is an easy and practical e-signature system for everyone

Inovator: With the support of artificial intelligence, it provides consultancy and application guidance to the corporate and private sector employees with innovation methodologies for the concepts of industry 4.0, industry 5.0 and society 5.0

Oyuncu: Provides social media platform service for players.

Prochub: Provides Web Analysis and Project Consulting

Smartolagix: Smart contracts developer that will accelerate all of Foreign Trade.