Startups - Incubator Program
UNLOCK THE POTENTIAL OF YOUR IDEA WITH THINK BIGG!
We are looking for innovative technologies and knowledge-based ideas with unique market value, high growth potential, and global scalability. Through the Think BIGG program, we can help you transform your innovative and technological idea into an investor-ready business plan and get a ₺450K grant to jump-start your business.
Thank you for your interest. TUBITAK 2022–1 BIGG applications are now closed.
WHAT IS BIGG?
BIGG is The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey’s (TUBITAK) 1512 Entrepreneurship Support Program that provides a ₺450K grant to startups that successfully pass the two-stage evaluation process. In the first stage, BIGG’s partners vet and screen the startups, and as one of those partners, this is where we come in with our in-house program, THINK BIGG. We collect and evaluate applications and help qualified entrepreneurs prepare for the second stage where they will present their business plans to a TUBITAK panel. Entrepreneurs who pass the second stage are asked to establish a company to be able to receive the ₺450K seed capital as a grant from TUBITAK.
WHY THINK BIGG? WHY FARK LABS?
Fark Labs is the R&D and transformation center of Farplas Automotive. You will get the chance to develop your idea further leveraging Farplas Automotive’s 50+ years of industry experience.
You will enroll in Better Future Path where we will help you prepare a winning business plan, design a sustainable business model, and provide technical mentoring and prototype production support.
You will receive online training from business leaders and experts, and develop the essential entrepreneurial skills you need to launch and sustain a successful venture.
You will have access to Fark Labs’ global ecosystem and get mentorship from top-tier entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors.
You will have a chance to validate your business idea with potential customers.
You will have a chance to pitch your ideas to investors and venture capitalists to secure early-stage funding.
If you qualify for the grant from TUBITAK, you will have the chance to be part of Fark Labs TEKMER technology development center.
THINK BIGG STARTUP SELECTION CRITERIA
- Team We look for at least a business and a technical co-founder in the founding team.
- Innovation & Technology We seek entrepreneurs with fresh perspectives who use technology as a true differentiator to solve today’s problems and create solutions for the future.
- Scalable Business Model We focus on startups with high growth potential, profit prospects, and global scalability.
BIGG ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
- Current students of any undergraduate, distance education, associate program, graduate, or doctorate program.
- Undergraduate, distance education, or associate program degree holders or master’s or Ph.D. or Doctorate holders.
- Entrepreneurs who have not previously received a grant from the TUBITAK 1512 Entrepreneurship Support Program or the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology Techno-venture Capital Support Program.
- Entrepreneurs who are not shareholders in any company as of the date of submission.
For more info on the BIGG 1512 Entrepreneurship Support Program, please visit TUBITAK’s official website.
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