|Name of the Operation||Growing and Prospering the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Ankara to Increase Young Employment Operation (ECOSYSTEM)|
|Implementation Period||27.06.2016 - 26.10.2017|
|Web address of Project||http://www.girisimci.ankaraka.org.tr|
|Beneficiary Institution||Ankara Development Agency|
|Components and Budgets||Service - € 2.253.792,50|
|Supply - € 201.160|
|Aim of Operation and Outputs||
The overall objective of the Service Project is to increase employment of young people through entrepreneurship and to increase youth employment rates by growing and prospering the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Ankara. Within this framework, a field survey on entrepreneurship with 104 persons (44 face-to-face interviews with institutions and 60 face-to-face interviews with firms and start-ups) was conducted and the Current State Analysis Report was prepared in the Project. The Youth Entrepreneurship Development Program designed the syllabus and delivered 29 workshops in collaboration with 10 universities and 3 business and professional institutions. This Program recruited and trained over 50 independent specialised trainers and delivered 7-day workshops over an 11-month period, ‘graduating’ 531 entrepreneurs from the selected 704 students, which started the workshops and all training materials has been uploaded to Web-portal which was developed in the scope of the Project. The Technology Commercialisation Program developed its methodology and Manual. 30 teams of 4 entrepreneurs each (120 entrepreneurs) were supported by 11 consultants. All 30 teams (120 people) finalized their commercialisation and investment coaching and training assignments in 3 groups for 12 working days. 145 mentors were selected for the mentor pool. A total of 12 orientation sessions were held for the selected mentors and a Mentoring Manual and accompanying Handbook were finalised and totally 212 entrepreneurs were mentored with 6 sessions each. Supply component was designed for ADA and divided into two lots: IT equipment and office furniture. Within the scope of the supply component, one of the most important output of the Project the Entrepreneurship Development Centre which was established in ADA were equipped.