Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and TÜSİAD, organized the event called “There is Shine in this Youth!”. Entrepreneurs selected for the program came together at the closing of the “Entrepreneurship Camp 2020” event held at Zemin Istanbul.
TÜSİAD’s event “There is Shine in this Youth!” was organized this year with the contribution of IMM, in order to give university students innovative perspective and entrepreneurship competence. The program provides a wide range of support from education to interaction with the business world, from the first establishment to ongoing guidance, attracted great attention.
Students applied to the “Entrepreneurship Camp 2020″program from universities all over Turkey. The camp was held at Yeditepe University, on February 14 at Zemin Istanbul.
The opening speech of the event was made by the IMM Information Technology Head Dr. Naim Erol Özgüner. IMM Technology Consultant Melih Geçek was also among the participants. The founder of an order Çağlar İşçioğlu, Eyedius Co-Founder Gökhan Tuna and Deveci Technology Co-Founder Kerem Deveci were the panelists in the panel titled “Initiatives that Changed Our Lives in Istanbul” under the facilitation of Özgüner.
Çağlar İşçioğlu, while talking about mobile applications that facilitate the lives of travelers, Gökhan Tuna said that he worked as a civil engineer in the USA and Canada for 7 years and decided to set up a system for security service based on his work accident there. Kerem Deveci, who also actively works at Zemin Istanbul, said:
“My childhood dream was to make a project and create a global impact. When I got on the metrobus in my high school years, I thought that the wind of the metrobus that came and went could produce energy. That’s how I started my story. Now I have the chance to share my experience with you here. ”
Speaking at the end of the panel, Dr. Özgüner spoke to the youth:
“We would like to say something on behalf of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. We came to the management first in April and then in June. We try to serve when we can. First of all, I would like to convey the greeting of Mayor Ekrem. Our mayor always says, “We have youth, we have excitement.” When there is love and energy, it remains alive and energetic. Because miracles come out of that little boy in us, keep feeding that boy. ” Dr. Özgüner also talked about the Earthquake Hackathon and Tech Istanbul projects that will take place in March in March.
Faruk Eczacıbaşı, who appeared on the scene after a short networking break said, “I count myself from the executive generation. The internet came after it, and then the internet generation became the habit of production.”
“We see examples both in our country and abroad. There were many similar movements in the world. In general, there are competencies that our generation does not have. Whether someone from my generation is a business owner or an entrepreneur, you must have some competencies that we don’t have. I grew up in the planning period. We were planning 5 years later. When we came to the 90s, the world started to accelerate so much. The answer is flexible wherever you say. There are unforeseen initiatives. You must have a flexible structure. ”
Expressing that he thinks that artificial intelligence is the basis of all development, Eczacıbaşı emphasized that it is very important to have contacts.
At the panel, young people were also given the message that they could focus on the problems they saw and develop and implement many business ideas just by looking around the city.