The “7tepe 7ideas” competition organized for the first time by the Technology Transfer Office have is over. The ceremony, which started with the finalists’ presentations, finished with the announcement of the winners.
The 7tepe 7ideas project competition will be held every year and become a golden key for every entrepreneur. The jury consisted of Labx Founding Partner and General Manager Fuat Sami, TEB Start Up Business Banking Manager Tahsin Bora Nemlioğlu, Yeditepe University Chairman Advisor and Industry R&D and Science Technology Former General Manager Ziya Karabulut, Sinter Metal Chairman of the Board Olgun Tanberk and Yeditepe University Faculty of Commerce Dean Prof. Dr. Ömer Gökay. As part of the competition, 12 finalists presented projects on various topics.
Speaking at the opening of the ceremony, Yeditepe University Founding President Bedrettin Dalan pointed out that he very much liked the 7tepe 7ideas project idea and said that Yeditepe University graduates are going to be people who can think and express their ideas. Emphasizing that thinking people are courageous, Bedrettin Dalan said “My dream is to raise young people who have dreams and visions. I’m realizing this dream thanks to young people like you. Actually, this is our Founding Father Atatürk’s dream. We are all fulfilling his dream”.
Yeditepe University Rector Prof. Dr. Canan Aykut Bingöl gave a presentation about Yeditepe University’s scientific studies, patents and laboratory studies.
Office of Technology Transfer Manager Özge Kaya Ayvat said that by expanding the competition every year they want it to become a tradition and aim to turn ideas into ventures by commercializing business ideas in the Pre-Incubation Center. She added “As part of a cooperation with Türkiye Ekonomi Bankası (TEB), we together with TEB Consultants are going to give the selected 7 teams the opportunity for office space and infrastructure possibilities here at the Pre-Incubation Center, Business Development, Mentoring, Project Writing and Presenting, Patent Counselling and meeting with Melek Investment Network”.
The Pre-Incubation Center has been opened
The opening of the Pre-Incubation Center, where everybody with a business idea can benefit from, was done after the ceremony by Yeditepe University Founding President Bedrettin Dalan, Yeditepe University Rector Prof. Dr. Canan Aykut Bingöl and the accompanying committee.
At the center, counselling and training regarding all kinds of testing of business ideas, market analysis of products to be developed, turning business ideas into products and commercialization will be given.
Winners of the 7Tepe 7Ideas Competition
1. Galip Kıvanç Yazar “Epidural Needle Methods (Medipic)” Project
2. İlter Erol Gürol “Mechinsectiwar” Project
3. Berkay Bayer “Eyesbat” Project
Special Jury Award
Cihan Altundağ “Movied” Proejct
Prof. Dr. Serdar Öztezcan “Two Dimensions Teach, Three Dimensions Develop” Project
Ömer Alakuş “Agentron” Project
Hasan Basri Cenk “As Long As You Read” Project
Ahmet İlhan “İda” Project