A five-week program in Turkey for training and mentorship support by experts from the US ecosystem
The day on which the companies that will join the US Business Development and Growth Stage are chosen
A three-week planning support program facilitated by mentors
Meeting with strategic growth partners, mentorship and training support at ITU ARI Teknokent’s US offices
Business development support at ITU ARI Teknokent’s US offices for five months
Supported by the Ministry of Development and Istanbul Development Agency, INNOGATE offers a 360-degree program including access to international connections, market penetration, business modeling and strategy development opportunities together with benefits of training, mentorship, counseling, and access to the right people/institutions.
ITU ARI Teknokent leveraged its extensive experience in acceleration programs to design INNOGATE for technology companies that wish to expand to the US market for better global competitive ability and improvement of the innovation and R&D infrastructure in Turkey.
COMPANIES IN THE US
We have had great success and tremendous excitement with the people that have been here so far. Some groups made excellent connections to the US business envirnment and their customers, and this was a major part of the task. By integrating entrepreneurs and creating opportunities for them, INNOGATE does a great job. We're happy. I think it worked.
Google Launchpad Business Development Director Dan Feld said that he was impressed by the maturity and technological prowess of the INNOGATE companies he met, and that he found entrepreneurs to be open to listening and learning. Feld continued that the INNOGATE companies he met were not content with producing an idea and product prototype, but were fully prepared on what need their product meet, who their potential customers were, what value their product would add, and how they would reach their target audience - a fully-rounded approach that is rarely found in entrepreneurs.