It is the main responsibility of Directorate of Entrepreneurship to execute pre-incubation, incubation and acceleration programs. It is also their responsibility to organize trainings, consultancy sessions and mentoring programs for the entrepreneurs.
"New Ideas New Businesses "(YFYİ) international acceleration program is implemented in cooperation with ODTÜ and ODTÜ TEKNOKENT, which was organized for the 14th time in 2018, provides appropriate environment for students and new graduates, who have innovative and technology-based business ideas, to implement their ideas and support them to become successful businessmen.
The number of companies that have been established with the direct support provided by the program is over 70. When, however, indirect support is considered, this number exceeds 210 with over 1000 people employed. Up to the present, over 7000 projects have been evaluated within YFYİ were supported with venture capital funding of over 2 million USD.
For detailed information, please visit www.yfyi.com
ATOM (Animation Technologies and Game Development Center) was established in 2008 by ODTÜ TEKNOKENT to promote entrepreneurship among university students and it serves as a pre-incubation center where students can develop their software ideas and projects with the possibility to establish their own companies. This structure was formed to inhibit the extinction of ideas and projects on digital gaming and animation owing to the lack of necessary finances even before the start of their commercial lives. Within the 600 square meters of open office space including the meeting rooms, this center provides the students, who are talented in the field of gaming, with the infrastructure, superstructure and trainings for development of games, animations and simulation as well as the possibilities to partner with companies in projects. In the end, the target to be achieved is to enable an ecosystem of university-industry collaboration in which new companies are formed and human resources are recruited in this field.
For teams that can survive the elimination phase, ATOM provides a one-year, three step support mechanism. The entrepreneurs, who can benefit from free office space until the incorporation of their companies, have the opportunity to study the sector and analyze the requirements of the investors and consumers to update their products or services with regard to the demands, while safeguarding their products against the hardships of the market. Within the scope of ATOM, which is the first pre-incubation center of Turkey, 25 of the 70 teams have been incorporated to companies. The center did serve more than 200 developers and young entrepreneurs, and until today, they have developed more than 150 games of different scales and reached more than 40 million game fans.
For detailed information please visit www.atom.org.tr
In 1992, with the main goal of establishing incubation centers for technology development, ODTU KOSGEB TEKMER was founded in cooperation with KOSGEB. ODTU KOSGEB TEKMER, which continues its operations to support technology-based businesses within ODTU TEKNOKENT, provides the entrepreneurs with infrastructural services such as office space, Internet, meeting and conference rooms, technical, administrative and financial consulting services, University facilities, and the support for R&D, innovation and industrial projects.
In “Teknogirişim Incubation Center” physical space, office and necessary infrastructure is provided to newly established companies that are in incubation stage, hence the Teknogirişim companies, which are supported with appropriate training, mentorship, consultancy and financial support, since, within the scope of Teknogirişim and TUBİTAK 1512 Entrepreneurship Multi-phase Program are eligible for this support.