PROGRAM PARTNERS


BILKENT CYBERPARK

Bilkent Cyberpark is a science and technology park, which is established jointly by Bilkent University, which is the best private university in Turkey, and it is affiliated Bilkent Holding, which has many companies with software development and R&D functions.Bilkent Cyberpark contributes to the economical and scientific development of the country by converting the scientific researches into technological products as well as preventing the brain drain by offering attractive job opportunities to high qualified graduates and researchers. Bilkent Cyberpark provides the best quality and most cost-effective world-class technopark services to technology-based companies that mainly deal with R&D and software development.Bilkent Cyberpark Inc., which is founded in 2001 and announced as Technology Development Zone in 2002, proved that it is the fastest growing technopark in Turkey with the more than 180 technology-based tenant companies and approximately 1700 R&D personnel.

Cyberpark also has a technology incubator within Cyberplaza buildings that supports startups and new entrepreneurs/graduates in developing their innovative R&D projects into marketable products. 




VENTUREWELL

VentureWell is a higher education network that cultivates revolutionary ideas and promising inventions. For nearly twenty years, we’ve been on a mission to launch new ventures from an emerging generation of young inventors driven to improve life for people and the planet. Student inventors are at the heart of VentureWell. We help cultivate their skills and creativity and bring their ideas to market. Often we are first to validate, support and guide an idea with potential, allowing student entrepreneurs to take the important first step toward launching a business. Our support has given rise to companies such as Ecovative Design and Sanergy—recognized as some of the most innovative and environmentally friendly companies in the world. Faculty are key to the success of the student inventors we support. VentureWell has spent the last twenty years revolutionizing higher education by building a community of faculty dedicated to instilling invention and entrepreneurship across campus. We fund faculty to create new courses and programs in which students develop inventive ideas and gain the entrepreneurial skills they need to bring inventions to market. With VentureWell’s support, almost 600 new courses and programs have been established across 160 campuses nationwide to transform education, especially in science, engineering and business. VentureWell makes strategic financial investments that have exponential impact. We’ve given over $7.5 million in grants to over 500 student teams – and with that they’ve raised more than $620 million to launch new businesses. More than half of these startup ventures are still in business today, operating in over 50 countries and reaching millions of people with ground-breaking innovations. One exciting recent invention for mothers in low-resource settings will deliver medicine and nutrients to infants while they breastfeed. And there are many more.