IT IS TIME TO EXPAND YOUR START-UP
IN ISTANBUL TOWARDS GLOBAL MARKET

DARE TO GET ON THE BIG BANG STAGE & BE A PART OF
“ITU MAGNET ACCELERATION PROGRAM”
Deadline: September, 6
Apply Now

WHAT IS BIG BANG START-UP CHALLENGE?

Big Bang, is one of the leading entrepreneurship events of the world, aims to bring start-ups with the business world. Each year, 20 start-ups compete on the Big Bang stage where more than 3000 people participate in, 40,000 people watch live on social media, and 40 corporate stakeholders distribute awards. Foreign starts-ups who want to be a part of this challenge get the chance to compete on the stage through the ITU Magnet Acceleration Program!

WHAT IS ITU MAGNET ACCELERATION PROGRAM?

ITU Magnet is a global incubation center that brings start-ups together with potential customers, investors and business partners in the market. It provides training and mentoring about market penetration strategies, accessing new investment networks. It builds a strong presence in Turkey&Region market.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Technology start-ups from outside Turkey with innovative business ideas or models, planning to penetrate into the European and global market via Istanbul

WHAT IS OFFERED?

  • Determine their business models,
  • Fine-tune their products and services for global market,
  • Build their sales and marketing strategies
  • Develop their mid and long-term action plans for new market entry.
  • $4.3 Million fund at Big Bang stage
  • ITU Magnet Acceleration Program: Co-working space, prototyping lab, sales & investment opportunites and global mentor network,
  • Access to global market, talent pool, and tax exemptions of Turkey!

WHAT IS BIG BANG START-UP CHALLENGE?

Big Bang, is one of the leading entrepreneurship events of the world, aims to bring start-ups with the business world. Each year, 20 start-ups compete on the Big Bang stage where more than 3000 people participate in, 40,000 people watch live on social media, and 40 corporate stakeholders distribute awards. Foreign starts-ups who want to be a part of this challenge get the chance to compete on the stage through the ITU Magnet Acceleration Program!

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Technology start-ups from outside Turkey with innovative business ideas or models, planning to penetrate into the European and global market via Istanbul

WHAT IS ITU MAGNET ACCELERATION PROGRAM?

ITU Magnet is a global incubation center that brings start-ups together with potential customers, investors and business partners in the market. It provides training and mentoring about market penetration strategies, accessing new investment networks. It builds a strong presence in Turkey&Region market.

WHAT IS OFFERED?

  • Determine their business models,
  • Fine-tune their products and services for global market,
  • Build their sales and marketing strategies
  • Develop their mid and long-term action plans for new market entry.
  • $4.3 Million fund at Big Bang stage
  • ITU Magnet Acceleration Program: Co-working space, prototyping lab, sales & investment opportunites and global mentor network,
  • Access to global market, talent pool, and tax exemptions of Turkey!

HOW THE PROCESS WORKS?

In Brief:
Start-ups are expected to take their first steps to determine their market with one week ITU Magnet Acceleration Program training in Istanbul. Selected start-ups will be entitled to pitch in the Big Bang stage to the investors and corporate partners. The selected start-ups will receive one-to- one mentoring services and training&coaching support from professionals.

Develop the business model

Understand the market

Define the customer

Develop the business model

Understand the market

Define the customer

The selected start-ups will receive one-to-one mentoring services and training & coaching supportfrom professionals.

Start to take appointments

Access to the market

Contact the investors

Start to take appointments

Access to the market

Contact the investors

The selected start-ups will meet leading Turkish & Global companies and investment networks.

Have chance to pitch in to thousands at Big Bang stage

Take your share from $ 4.3 M

Have chance to pitch in to thousands at Big Bang stage

Take your share from $ 4.3 M

The selected start-ups will participate in Big Bang 2019. Start-ups are expected to take their first steps to determine their market entry strategies and growth plans during their one-week training in Istanbul. Selected start-ups will be entitled to pitch at the Big Bang stage to the investors and corporate partners.

Contact Information

Apply now!
Deadline: September, 6

Apply Now