Economic Empowerment Program (EEP) is an online incubation program designed for Syrian entrepreneurs in Southeastern Turkey to prepare them for doing business in the country, help them to be equipped with necessary business skills and facilitate social cohesion through technical assistance in the local business environment. EEP’s goal is to pave the way for solid business partnerships between Syrian and Turkish entrepreneurs to elevate the development-focused entrepreneurship in order to reduce geographical inequalities and making such programs accessible for all entrepreneurs regardless of their location during these unprecedented times transpired through COVID-19 outbreak.
Our training program contains some necessary elements for Syrian entrepreneurs to make sure that all technical aspects of doing business in Turkey are understood and technical capacity is increased. The topics for the trainings include:
With our tailor-made model to match entrepreneurs with reputable companies operating in Turkey, we aspire to support refugee entrepreneurs to realize their potential and find their co-founders. Alongside matchmaking activities, there will be several meetings with well-known mentors, investors, representatives from chambers of commerce and industry in each cities namely Şanlıurfa, Gaziantep, Antakya, Mersin, Kilis and Kahramanmaraş.
SaaS Growth Advisor
Co-Founder, CEO @ StartupMarket Co.
Strategy Designer/ Aspiring Entrepreneur
Associate Product Marketing Manager @ Insider
Operational Account Manager @ Insider
Chief Marketing Officer @ Wolves Interactive
Financial Consultant / Co-Founder @ Aaram Group
Sales Executive/ Key Account Manager
Startup Program Manager @ Microsoft
Individual Consultant @ UNDP Türkiye
Livelihoods/ Economic Development/ Cluster expert
Co-Founder @ Tina Zita Global Citizen
Project Department Coordinator @ Adana Chamber of Industry
Founder of Pabbler
Manager of EIT-InnoEnergy HUB Turkey
Growth Manager @ Arf
Co-Founder & CEO @ Arf
Senior Digital Marketing Specialist @ Commencis
Executive Manager @ Nexo Advertising Agency
Founder @ IM SAF
Entrepreneurship Expert @ Boğaziçi University Technology Transfer Center
Founder of the New Rising
Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Economic Development and R&D Innovation Unit
By joining this program, participants will improve their skills to sustain and expand their businesses. They will receive the chance to acquire valuable connections from sector-leading companies in İstanbul and Southeastern Turkey. These connections will lead the way for future partnerships and a more cohesive ways of doing business.