iStart Izmir Startup Academy: 17th to 21st September 2018
organized by YASAR University
Selcuk Yaşar Campus,
Universite Cad. No.37-39, Ağaçli Yol, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey
If you have an entrepreneurial interest in solving contemporary problems related with the Agro-Business Value Chain (e.g. Logistics and transport, Warehouse Management, ICT use in Agro (Big Data & IoT), Agro-Business and Management, Industrial Design, etc.) with state-of-the-art technologies, we invite you to join the iStart Izmir Academy! Nevertheless, ideas outside these fields are also welcomed!
Deadline for applications: 29/08/2018
Participation is free of charge.
However, the Academy will not provide reimbursements for travel and hotel costs.
The Academy will provide free lunch to participants.
The iStart Izmir Academy aims to select 30 students from Turkey with an entrepreneurial interest in Agro-Business Value Chain applications. The Academy (17-21 September) will be held in YASAR University, with emphasis on interaction, team-work, experimentation, and coaching from professional experts. The academy will assist future entrepreneurs to form teams, design prototypes from their ideas, develop innovative business models and prepare pitches.
We accept already formed groups, undergraduate/ postgraduate/ Ph.D. students and young graduates (graduated during the last 3 years) with ideas & people who want to work on other peoples’ ideas.
You will learn about:
- Entrepreneurship fundamentals
- Opportunity recognition and validation
- Budgeting and Foresight principles
- Marketing Fundamentals
- Business Planning
You will be engaged in:
- Creative thinking
- Idea generation
- Team building
- Lean Business Planning
- The (lean) Business Model Canvas
- Minimum Viable Product (MVP) technique
- Pitching tactics
- Become part of a team.
- Form an innovative idea.
- Compete in a Pitching Competition against the rest of the teams on the last day of the Academy.
- 3 months of pre-incubation to the best three teams
- Opportunity for 12 month incubation extension
- Free mentoring for financial support (government sponsored programs and/or business angels)
- 25/06/2018: Call for Applications
- 29/08/2018: Deadline for applications
- 05/09/2018: Communication to selected candidates
- 17/09/2018: Start of the academy
- 21/09/2018: Final academy day – Pitching Competition
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