TÜSİAD There is a Job in This Youth! EGE 2021 Awards Found Their Owners!

tusiad has a job in this youth Aegean awards found their owners
tusiad has a job in this youth Aegean awards found their owners

In Turkey, university students, innovative perspective and organized since 2011 in order to gain entrepreneurial skills, as well as of 2019 in order to contribute to the development of entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Aegean region, "TUSIAD This BUSINESS There Youth! The 2021 period of the activity, which is carried out under the name of "Aegean Program", EGİAD was held online in Izmir in cooperation with Among the competing startups, the winners were determined on the digital Final Day, which took place on September 23. AGON first place in this year's final; VISPORCLUB second place; AUTOHEALTH initiatives received the third prize. First Prize 10 thousand Turkish Liras, Incubation Support & EGİAD Melekleri Mentoring and TÜSİAD THERE IS WORK IN THIS YOUTH Introducing the initiative at the Istanbul final stage, Second Prize Incubation Support & EGİAD Angels Mentorship, Third Prize, Incubation Support. At the end of the competition EGİAD President Alp Avni Yelkenbiçer stated that they will also support Anemo Games and Kriptoart initiatives, one of the projects this year, and said that there is no loser in the competition.

TÜSİAD, which was launched for the first time in 2019 in order to contribute to the development of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Aegean Region, There is WORK in This Youth! Aegean's 2021 Term Final Day, September 23, between 14.30-17.30 EGİAD Youtube It was broadcast live on his channel.

Jury membership EGİAD Chairman of the Board of Directors Alp Avni Yelkenbiçer, Chairman of the Board of EGIFED Aydın Buğra İlter, Chairman of the Board of İnci Holding Neşe Gök, EGİAD In the event undertaken by Yonca Güngör Çınar, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Angels, TÜSİAD Entrepreneurship and Youth Round Table Chair İrem Oral Kayacık and TÜSİAD There is WORK in This Youth! Working Group President Izel Levi Coşkun took place with his speeches.

Supporting entrepreneurs since 2011, TÜSİAD Bu Gençte İŞ Var! The third period of the Aegean, as in previous years EGİAD carried out in cooperation. TÜSİAD, which was formed together with business leaders, angel investor networks and entrepreneurship centers in the region, has a job in this youth! with the Aegean; participating in a comprehensive entrepreneurship camp for entrepreneurs, their business ideas EGİAD Experienced business people were given the opportunity to develop for three months.

Activity, EGİAD It started with the opening speech of Alp Avni Yelkenbiçer, Chairman of the Board of Directors. Yelkenbiçer stated that one of the reasons for the close interest in entrepreneurship is the culture of creating jobs based on innovation and said, “In many countries of the world, including Turkey, with a significant young population, efforts are being made towards our youth, which is an important source of development of entrepreneurship, and how can young entrepreneur candidates become more successful? activities that can be directed to entrepreneurship gain importance. EGİAD For more than ten years, we have been supporting young people to include entrepreneurship in their career journeys and making progress in this field, and shed light on their path. TÜSİAD There is WORK in This Youth! Thanks to our father's will and Turkey's future, we offer our young people a unique platform where they can freely express their ideas, learn from each other, interact with many different stakeholders, and become partners in their entrepreneurial dreams.” He pointed out that entrepreneurship training should be provided to start at a young age in order to develop perceptions and attitudes towards entrepreneurship in countries such as Turkey with a young population. Emphasizing that with the event held for the third year, Yelkenbiçer emphasized that young entrepreneur candidates both increase their tendency to entrepreneurship and strengthen their ability to recognize opportunities. EGİADStating that the company attaches importance to entrepreneurship programs, “Diamond Challenge program, which offers high school students all over the world the opportunity to experience entrepreneurship at first hand, will be held for the third time in Turkey in partnership with the Aegean Young Business People Association. As can be seen, Entrepreneurship is a field of study that is rapidly advancing and maturing as a discipline that attracts significant attention. EGİAD We, as high school age, university life, seed investment, mature entrepreneur, we stand by and will continue to be with entrepreneurs with all kinds of support mechanisms. Because we are to raise the society; We believe that youth's perspective and voice are needed to reduce inequalities, to use our natural resources correctly, for fair trade, and to create value.

İrem Oral Kayacık, Member of the Board of TÜSİAD and Head of the Entrepreneurship and Youth Roundtable, made her speech. EGİADHe began by thanking . TÜSİAD, which has been continuing for 10 years, There is WORK in This Youth! Noting that they have helped thousands of young people to step into entrepreneurship with the entrepreneurship program, Kayacık said, “We encouraged our youth to spread innovation and entrepreneurship, and supported hundreds of entrepreneurs who had the courage to transform the world with their ideas. All of our work has received an exciting and hopeful response. To date, we have received applications from 81 provinces of Turkey and 19 countries of the world. With more than 250 thousand young people who are students or recent graduates of more than 20 universities, “There is WORK in This Youth!” we said. TÜSİAD There is WORK in This Youth! It is no coincidence that we receive the highest number of applications from the Aegean Region. When we look at the building blocks of the entrepreneurship ecosystem, the Aegean Region is a strong region in the fields of culture, capacity, relations with local governments, infrastructure and education. Universities, technoparks, TTOs, entrepreneurship centers and NGOs in the region have a high interest and support for youth entrepreneurship. As TÜSİAD, we took courage from this power and 3 years ago EGİAD There is WORK in This Youth! We came together for the Aegean. TÜSİAD's knowledge, network and experience EGİADWe aimed to increase the support we give to our entrepreneurs by combining it with that of . To date, more than 300 entrepreneurs have WORK in This Youth! passed through the Aegean process. Dozens of stakeholders were included in the content of the program. After 3 years of meticulous work, there is a job in this youth! I believe that the Aegean has become an Entrepreneurship Program that has created its own ecosystem and stands on its feet.”

In the event hosted by Peyvend Öksüz, Jury Members İnci Holding Chairman of the Board of Directors Neşe Gök expressed that being active in the field of entrepreneurship developed and excited her. EGİAD Angelleri Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board Yonca Güngör Çınar, on the other hand, reminded that they are together with young entrepreneurs from incubation to guidance and expressed that they are happy to have implemented an interactive project with the business world. Aydın Buğra İlter, Chairman of the Board of EGIFED, also drew attention to the fact that social development and transformation will be achieved by young entrepreneurs.

TÜSİAD There is WORK in This Youth! Working Group Chairman Izel Levi Coşkun reminded that the program is more remarkable because it is the 10th anniversary of the program this year,EGİADWe find it very valuable to have Angels in . It's a program and there are no winners and losers. This is a family and we will be in constant communication as part of this family from now on.”

Between the event, Startup Centrum Founding Partners Nizamettin Sami Harputlu and Müge Bezgin shared their success stories to inspire young entrepreneurs. Giving examples of what brings success and what hinders their success in entrepreneurship processes, young entrepreneurs stated that forming a good team is directly effective on the road to success. The Startup Centrum Co-Founders pointed out that generally good ideas remain a dream if there is no good software developer, and said, “90% of startups fail. Not being able to find the right teammate, investor and network is 35% of the biggest reasons for this. The idea should be well analyzed. The team must be well formed. You should learn from mistakes and move on. Never leave your mentor, this person who supports you tomorrow may be your investor. If you can't give money to the team, you can make these people you set out with as founding partners. You have to run after the job you believe in and work 7/24. Don't give up and keep going."

Winners and Awards

First Prize went to AGON. 10 thousand Turkish Liras, Incubation Support & EGİAD Melekleri Mentoring, TÜSİAD WORKS IN THIS YOUTH Istanbul won the opportunity to introduce the initiative at the final stage.

AGON Biotechnology, whose mentor is Efe Industry General Manager Filip Minasyan, attracted attention as an incorporated study in 2021 with the support of Tübitak Bigg Techno. The team, which implemented a biosensor application that can detect Staphylococcus aureus bacteria in hospital intensive care units, first achieved a significant success. Team members consisted of:

  • Aleyna Yıldız DOKUZ EYLÜL UNIVERSITY Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Betül Eskiocak BIRUNI UNIVERSITY Faculty of Medicine
  • Ece Kobanç DOKUZ EYLÜL UNIVERSITY Computer Engineering
  • Eyüp Kubilay Kozan DOKUZ EYLÜL UNIVERSITY Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Second Prize went to VISPORCLUB. Incubation Support & EGİAD Angels gained the opportunity to mentor.

VisporClub, whose mentor is Yaşar Holding – Strategic Planning and Corporate Finance Director Melis Aris; It operates as a digital platform that brings together sports clubs and young athletes or potential athletes from all over our country. Young people from all corners of our country, from Ağrı to İzmir, will have the opportunity to showcase their sportsmanship, skills and talents in their profiles, on the platform, which was created with the goal of “Reducing Inequalities”, one of the Sustainable Development Goals. Team members consisted of:

  • Dila Mayda IZMIR UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS Law
  • Murat Terzioglu IZMIR UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS Computer Programming

The third prize was received by the AUTOHEALTH initiative. Third Prize was Incubation Support. AutoHealth, whose mentor is Bayteks Tarım Company Partner Özüm İlter Demirci, was conveyed as a system that transfers the necessary information about the health status of the passengers at the time of the accident to the necessary institutions without the need for manpower. Thanks to the capacitive ECG probes used, it provides detailed health analysis even on clothing. Team members consisted of:

  • Sena Dönmez IZMIR UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS Mathematics(English)
  • Şükrü Güzel İZMİR INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Computer Engineering

TÜSİAD There is JOB in this Youth! About Ege

TUSIAD, which has been organized since 2011 with the aim of providing university students with an innovative perspective and entrepreneurship competence throughout Turkey, has a job in this youth! As of 2019, it has turned into an entrepreneurship program. In this context, TÜSİAD Bu Gençte İŞ Var! Ege realized its third term with 2021 term. TÜSİAD, which was formed together with the business world network of the region, angel investor networks and entrepreneurship centers, has a job in this youth! Aegean 2021 period; Entrepreneurship camp in the Aegean for 60 young entrepreneur candidates, 15 teams participating in the camp presented their ideas to business people, and 6 selected teams of business people worked on their entrepreneurial ideas for three months.

5 Competing Teams and Their Mentors;

Team: Visporclub

  • Mentor: Melis Aris – Yaşar Holding – Strategic Planning and Corporate Finance Director
  • Dila Mayda IZMIR UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS Law
  • Murat Terzioglu IZMIR UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS Computer Programming

Team: Cryptoart

  • Mentor: Murat Core – Xgen Energy – Managing Partner
  • Furkan Duran İSTANBUL UNIVERSITY Economics
  • Selcan Kılıç MEDITERRANEAN UNIVERSITY Econometrics
  • Ata Tekeli İSTANBUL UNIVERSITY Economics in English

Team: Anemo Games

  • Mentor: Levent Kuşgöz – Kuşgöz İzmir Vinç – Executive Board Member
  • Ali Boran Gazel KOÇ UNIVERSITY Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Enver Sait Yamur KOÇ UNIVERSITY Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mahmut Alpayci KOÇ UNIVERSITY Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Nesim Şişik KOÇ UNIVERSITY Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Okan Karabulut KOÇ UNIVERSITY Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Team: AutoHealth

  • Mentor: Özüm İlter Demirci – Bayteks Tarım Company Partner
  • Sena Dönmez IZMIR UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS Mathematics(English)
  • Şükrü Güzel İZMİR INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Computer Engineering

Team: Agon

  • Mentor: Filip Minasyan – Efe Industry – General Manager
  • Aleyna Yıldız DOKUZ EYLÜL UNIVERSITY Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Betül Eskiocak BIRUNI UNIVERSITY Faculty of Medicine
  • Ece Kobanç DOKUZ EYLÜL UNIVERSITY Computer Engineering
  • Eyüp Kubilay Kozan DOKUZ EYLÜL UNIVERSITY Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

On the other hand, a commemoration was held at the event due to the death of Tuğberk Çiftçi, the leader of the team Evliya, who participated in mentoring activities with Onur Özkol, CFO of Socotab this year. Evliya team had to withdraw from the competition due to sudden loss.

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