ABOUT US

We accelerate start-ups but we are not an accelerator program. We aim beyond that. In addition to training, mentorship and consulting services in various fields which are provided to start-ups, we also provide an excellent industry cooperation opportunity to them.

Besides the start-up accelerator program, we support our industrial firms by implementing our Corporate Innovation Accelerator Program to contribute our industry’s transformation. We also contribute our industry’s transformation by different fields such as start-up way of thinking and doing business, agile organizations, digital transformation as well as adaptation to the transition of industries for distruptive business models.

Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ICI) is the largest industrial chamber in Turkey with its member base of more than 19,000 companies accounting for 40% of the value-added produced by industry and 35% of Turkish exports.

As the largest industrial chamber in Turkey, ICI gives a vital importance to education and university-industry cooperation. In 2015, ICI and ITU Arı Technopark established a strategic partnership pioneering entrepreneurship within the scope of university-industry cooperation. In this context, Istanbul Chamber of Industry became one of the major partners of ITU Çekirdek which is the leading incubation center that received the most applicants in Turkey.

Istanbul Chamber of Industry, apart from this strategic partnership, acts as complimentary to the preincubators/incubators and start-up offices instead of being competitors. Besides, ICI conducts KOZA Start-up Acceleration Program as a driving force for the entrpreneurial development and startups’ speed growth.

KOZA STARTUPS

MENTORS

Cahit Yantaç

Cahit Yantaç

Microsoft Türkiye

Fatih Canan

Fatih Canan

TEB Girişim Bankacılığı

Doç. Dr. Gresi Sanje

Doç. Dr. Gresi Sanje

Bilgi Üniversitesi İletişim Yönetimi Bölümü

Gülsüm Çıracı

Gülsüm Çıracı

İstanbul Startup Angels

Mehmet Buldurgan

Mehmet Buldurgan

ŞirketOrtağım

Mustafa Kılıçaslan

Mustafa Kılıçaslan

Angel Investor

Okan Kara

Okan Kara

ACT Ventures

Ömer Hızıroğlu

Ömer Hızıroğlu

Diffusion Capital Parters

Doç. Dr. Pınar Büyükbalcı

Doç. Dr. Pınar Büyükbalcı

Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi İşletme Fakültesi

Prof. Dr. Erhan Erkut

Prof. Dr. Erhan Erkut

MEF Üniversitesi

Sadık Köseoğlu

Sadık Köseoğlu

ŞirketOrtağım

Tuba Terekli

Tuba Terekli

Angel Investor

Ahmet Fatih Tamay

Ahmet Fatih Tamay

Misaş Metal İmalat San. ve Tic. A.Ş

İsmail Göncüoğlu

İsmail Göncüoğlu

Argen Ltd. Şti

Ali Eren

Ali Eren

ISI Sanayi A.Ş

Serhat Görgün

Serhat Görgün

Trenkwalder Turkey

Dr. Serhat Erpolat

Dr. Serhat Erpolat

Ford Otosan

Abdullah Böyet

Abdullah Böyet

Akplas Plastik Kalıp San. ve Tic. A.Ş

İbrahim Yazıcı

İbrahim Yazıcı

Reel Ahşap San. ve Ticaret Ltd. Şti

Ömer İltan Bilgin

Ömer İltan Bilgin

Pimsa Otomotiv

Aydın Aslandağ

Aydın Aslandağ

Ahşap A.Ş

Ender Yılmaz

Ender Yılmaz

Redüktör San. ve Tic. A.Ş

Sibel Cedetaş

Sibel Cedetaş

Cedetaş Şirketler Grubu

Ömer Karadeniz

Ömer Karadeniz

Mete Plastik San.ve Tic. A.Ş

Pelin Karadeniz

Pelin Karadeniz

Mete Plastik San.ve Tic. A.Ş

Kemal Karabel

Kemal Karabel

Kaleli İplik San. ve Tic. Ltd. Şti

Celal Altan

Celal Altan

Altan Plastik San.ve Tic.Ltd.Şti

PARTNERS