GEMİM was established by the Software Industrialists Association with the aim of exploring entrepreneurial activities that emerge in Turkey, which have the potential for global achievements.
WHAT IS GEMIM?
GEMİM was established by the Software Industrialists Association with the aim of exploring entrepreneurial activities that emerge in Turkey, which have the potential for global achievements. YASAD - GEMİM is a Center for Entrepreneurship Training and Incubation. If you believe that your innovative idea has the potential to become a global commercial product, and if you do not own a company yet, or your company is younger than 36 months, you are ready to accelerate and grow with us. Announcing project calls once every 6 months, YASAD – GEMİM invites creators of innovative ideas, and owners of fresh products, to its center. In each call, a minimum of 10 companies or 20 entrepreneurs is elected.
YASAD - GEMİM introduces its entrepreneurs to domestic and foreign investors and industrialists to sell their products across the world. Thanks to intimate relations with investors based in Karlsruhe (Germany), New York, Houston, Chicago and Silicon Valley, GEMİM organizes foreign trips and onsite meetings, supported by the Ministry of Economy. We await entrepreneurs targeting global achievement.
THE STORY OF OUR LOGO
Our logo depicts 8 torches with different-colored lights. These torches represent the services we provide. Forming themselves into a circle, these torches gather to make the shape of a ship’s tiller, a compass and a star.
We are illuminating the company itself and its notion rather than the pathway followed by the entrepreneurs we will work with. The white circle in the center of the logo represents this illumination. Thus, we thoroughly illuminate the companies consulting us. This notion is based on our experiences. We actually raise awareness.
Our colors symbolize the way a monochromatic light grows and diversifies with other colors after passing through a prism. Similarly, any idea that comes to us springs colors, grows and reemerges.
All the products we create will be for the benefit of humanity, and aim to facilitate human life. Hence, our colors symbolize the colors of mankind.
All studies conducted at YASAD – GEMİM are planned and managed by 3 different boards as follows:
- Board of Directors
- Advisory Board
- Expert Consulting Staff
Board of Directors
- Dogan Ufuk Gunes - Chairman of the Board of Directors (President of YASAD)
- Zeynep Sarilar - Vice Chairman (Vice President of YASAD)
- Gonul Kamali - Member (Vice President of YASAD)
- Atila Zeybek - Member (Treasurer, YASAD)
- Ece Ildir - Member (JCI Eurasia)
- Onur Takmak - CFA – Member (RHEA Academy)
The Board of Directors consists of 7 members, with one acting as the Industry Representative. It evaluates the entrepreneur companies selected by the Advisory Board, and accepts them to YASAD - GEMIM after a one-on-one interview.
- Okan Kara - Chairman
- Bekir Tevfik Akgun - Member (Okan University)
- Bülent Üner - Member (Boğazici University)
- Selcuk Karamagara - Member
- Serhat Gorgun - Member
- Arda Kutsal - Member
- Mevlut Dinc - Member
- Zerrin Yerlikaya - Member
- Serkan Unsal – Member
- Namik Kural - Member
A team of 10 people, each supported by a representative of the industry partners, will evaluate the applications and submit a list of the selected entrepreneur companies to the Board of Directors.
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