Tech for Refugees is an accelerator program designed for Syrian-led Information and Communication Technologies SMEs to be matched with major technology companies operating in Turkey. The program will be launched in Istanbul. Our goal is to pave the way for solid business partnerships and mentorship relations between the ICT SMEs and the market-leading technology companies.
Small or medium sized enterprises established by Syrian entrepreneurs working in the ICT field
Operating in Istanbul
At least 100K TRY annual turnover
At least 2 employees
The application deadline is January 15, 2020.
Our training program is designed to smoothen the scaling up process for Syrian entrepreneurs in the ICT field and support them to adapt to the needs of the business market in Turkey. The topics for the trainings include:
With our tailor-made model to match SMEs with reputable technology companies operating in Turkey, we aspire to support refugee entrepreneurs to realize their potential. Along with matchmaking arrangements, there will be several meetings with well-known mentors and investors from various sectors in this phase of our program.
Sales and Business Development Lead Admost Mediation Limited
Head of Strategy at Commencis
KPMG Technology Consulting Leader/ Government and Public Sector Leader
Strategy and Investment Partner at DataRow
Executive Director and Founder at Katarsis Ventures Ltd
Founder at Neamah Digital Health
Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy Lead at Microsoft
Startup Program Manager at Microsoft
Enterprise Segment Lead of Google Cloud
Senior Digital Marketer at Commencis
Director of Partnerships & Development at Dimagi
Social Responsibility Lead at Insider
Shareholder and Transformation Manager at Insider
Product Marketer at Insider
Partner / Global Retention Manager at Insider
Regional Director at Oracle
Strategic Business Development Senior Manager at Oracle
Operational Account Manager at Insider
By joining this program, participants will improve their skills to sustain and expand their business. They will receive the chance to acquire valuable connections from Microsoft, Amazon AWS, Insider, Oracle, Google and many more sector-leading companies. These connections will lead the way for future partnerships and a more cohesive ways of doing business.