Although the program is online, our door is open to entrepreneurs/startups who want to use the office space. We provide working and meeting spaces, as well as a nice lounge, with a wonderful view of Istanbul, all with super fast and reliable wireless Internet access. We just want you to focus on creating a great product, you just give the rest to us.
ITU SEED is an online program. The training and mentoring process will be carried out online. However, Big Bang Startup Challenge finalists are expected to physically attend the event that will be held in December 2023 in Istanbul. You can take a look to the Big Bang videos of the past years from this link.
We conduct İTÜ ÇEKİRDEK program for entrepreneurs who are based in Turkey or startups that are established in Turkey. However, entrepreneurs who do not know Turkish will be accepted to ITU SEED Program.
The training program is four week-long. But you will be entitled to have a mentorship for 1 year until the Big Bang event.
From the moment you are accepted to the program, you will be contacted by our stakeholder relations unit with corporate partners requested by you or recommended by us. A minimum of four meetings will be arranged for each startup.
We are conducting all programs remotely for the time being, because amid the COVID-19 crises, the safety of founders and ITU SEED staff is our top priority. Interviews, office hours, evening talks, demo days, and meetups throughout the program will be taking place via video conference.
Recent programs have been fully remote and they have been excellent experiences for our founders and their companies.