Accelerate İzmir is our growth strategy validation programme, targeting companies that have the ambition to grow nationally and internationally.

Over 8+ months companies receive dedicated coaching, interactive training, one to one consultancy, support with investment, and the possibility to develop international markets.

To participate, you need to be in ICT or Renewable Energy, have a team of at least two people, be established (or plan to establish) in the greater İzmir region, have a product in prototype and know where your customers are.

Services include:

  • Coaching
  • Training
  • Investment Readiness
  • Internationalisation
  • IP protection
  • Marketing
  • Legal support

İzmir NIC Startup Fundamentals Series will deliver a range of one day seminars and workshops covering key issues relating to starting and growing successful, sustainable businesses in the İzmir ecosystem.

Topics will include:

      • Business Modelling
      • Design Thinking
      • Product Development, UI/UX and IPR Protection
      • Marketing
      • Sales
      • Cashflow and Financial Management
      • Team Building and Leadership
      • Early-stage funding and investment process

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İzmir NIC Ecosystem Growth Programme is delivered in two parts:

  • An intensive capacity building programme will be delivered to ecosystem members enhancing their capability to support innovative entrepreneurs within the region to become vehicles for employment, economic growth and export success.
  • In parallel, a partnership strategy will be developed between ecosystem members to strengthen the ecosystem, ensure complementary services are available and provide the basis for future growth and success.

İzmir NIC Talks are designed to increase the awareness of all İzmir NIC programmes within the regional innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

  • A Fireside Chat will take place with successful growth businesses where they share their experiences, challenges and ambitions.
  • İzmir NIC Talks include a keynote address covering a topic of general interest global technology and market trends, innovation at the intersection of technologies, technology and market landscapes etc.

İzmir NIC Meetups bring together 25 local scaleup companies with potential partners who can help with their growth.

  • Topics will include internationalisation, investment and corporate connections.
  • Each İzmir NIC Meetup will start with a panel discussion with 5 6 important stakeholders from the topic of the meetup, allowing each one to present how they address the issue.
  • A second session will see a number of 30 minute round table discussions between the stakeholders and scaleups.
  • The aim is for each company to meet with each stakeholder and every other company and identify potential partnership opportunities.