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Social Incubation

IstasyonTEDU supports social entrepreneurs through its Social Incubation Program (SIP) since September 2016. SIP provides a combination of non-financial support mechanisms such as access to co-working office space, meeting facilities, mentorship, network and visibility support, business development support, training opportunities, fiscal sponsorship within the range of 12-18 months.

Program provides customized solutions for different needs. To date, 14 initiatives have been supported through the incubation program and 90 other have been supported through support services. Program accepts applications all year and is open to individual or team applications.

You can reach the pre-interview form by clicking on the button below to take part in the Social Incubation Program.

Current Teams

Fig and Olive are known to be the first seeds cultivated by the people of Palestine and Damascus. Tina means fig and Zita means olive. Tina Zita is a social enterprise that aims at eliminating inequalities, empowering immigrant women, and helping communities to have healthier food choices by providing catering services for various types of events.

Children have a natural curiosity. As Bilim Kutusu, we designed boxes and experience sharing websites for children and their families to wonder, ask questions, research, observe, experience and draw conclusions.

Bilim Kutusu is not just an experimental set, but a science adventure from the start to end. In this adventure, we enabled children to think about the issues, develop ideas, gaining experience and make these achievements more permanent.

Women Self Defence Academy

Women Self Defense Academy (WSA), a women’s empowerment platform that operates for the mental and physical empowerment of women, has been organizing empowerment and self-defense workshops for groups of women and has been conducting digital advocacy efforts to strengthen the solidarity network among women with similar experiences.

Factory, run by Teyit, is a business development program where participants from different disciplines can develop innovative and sustainable solutions to the problem of false information.

“We dream of cities that everybody socialize safely and independently. We aim to create livable social spaces for the people with physical disabilities, increasing accessible places, bringing the people with diverse disabilities and public utilities together by use of our website and mobile application in order to ease their access to social places.”

 

The Roof

“We have a dream of building ‘co-living spaces’ that bring people together. We re-design living spaces in a way that includes human and community relations. With these spaces, we’re hoping to create a new culture of common living by improving people’s ability to co-create and live together. Our goal is to transform home culture from being personal to a common life. Thus, we aim to solve accomodation problems, alienation, social isolation, and problems of youth.”

Alumni and Other Participants

Joon

Graduate

“As a capacity development platform for producer groups with limited means of livelihoods, our aim is to facilitate the social and economic participation in society of the individuals and groups (women, disabled, immigrant etc.) with a basic production ability but cannot earn a living due to the external reasons and cannot participate in social life.”

Sen de Anlat

Graduate

“Our goal is to provide a digital solidarity and open data platform that provides guidance on psychological and legal support to those who have been subjected to sexual harassment and sexual assault in the public sphere, where they can share their experiences anonymously.”

Teyit

Graduate

“teyit.org is an independent fact-checking organization based in Turkey. At a time when the trust in media is at all-time low, our main aims are to prevent false information from spreading online, help media consumers develop their media literacy skills, and develop methods to promote critical thinking.

We’ve been publishing analyses on teyit.org in both Turkish and English languages on suspicious content especially in times of crisis since our launch on October 26, 2016. We also give fact-checking workshops and contribute to publications aiming at raising awareness about the importance of public access to factual information.”

Tiyatro.co

Graduate

“As tiyatro.co, which produces written, video and audio content about theater and performing arts, we continue our journey as a multi-author blog where we are working to create a new space for performing arts, especially theater, and develop the culture of criticism.”

Her Okula Patent

Participant

A social enterprise that sets off to spread the culture of production to the base with new registrations and to encourage children for production without competing.

Makers Ankara

Participant

An initiative that aims to build a maker community and spread the maker culture in Ankara.

Lavarla

Participant

A social enterprise who works for Ankara and the memory of the city.

Verdiğine İyi Bak

Participant

Online tax calculation platform aiming to increase citizens’ awareness of tax.

A platform that aims to raise awareness about information activism, increase the visibility of actors working for information and increase their cooperation.

Gel-Tek

Participant

“As Future Tech Association, we set out to raise awareness in all areas of society about technologies that are developing in our world, on the brink of a new technology revolution, that currently affect our lives and have the potential to change our lives altogether. We aim to reduce the negative effects of developing and changing technologies and spread the positive ones. With technology literacy, we focus on the rights, freedoms and inclusive mechanisms of these technologies.”