Incubation Center

Incubation Center


Incubation Center of Isik University aims to be one of the main building blocks of the entrepreneurial ecosystem at Isik University. It is located at the Sile Campus in Istanbul.

Its main goal is to assist Isik University academics, students and alumni to build high impact "technology businesses" as well as sustainable "social businesses".

IU Incubation Center supports early stage entrepreneurs who are exploring their ideas but who are not ready to start a business yet. It also provides support to early stage start-ups for scaling up their businesses. Center's supports include:

  • free space to its participants at its facilities
  • coaching and mentoring for developing their business models,
  • feedback from experienced mentors and potential investors on marketing, sales and finance,
  • networking with the financial groups, Angel Investors and VCs

Isik University incubation center supports students, alumni and academics for developing entrepreneurial skills. It provides professional support for early-stage, high-growth business ideas. It also will create jobs and develop university-industry collaboration.

For the third generation universities "incubation centers" are requirements rather than "nice-to-have" add-ons. Isik University is on the path of becoming a Third Generation University will fulfill this requirement.

It is a fact that, the first university incubator opened in 1959 in the US and there has been an enormous increase in their numbers since then. Currently there are over 1500 incubation centers only in the USA and more than 7,000 worldwide. Communities and universities see impact from incubating and accelerating start-ups.

Isik University Incubator will help our students, alumni, interested faculty and entrepreneurs to receive training, to reach seed funds and to expand their network with the business world.




Opportunities to create new businesses with the knowledge created by R&D

Faculty experts on the subject matter

Introduction to entrepreneurship early in their careers

Technology expertise

Case studies, class projects and real world problems

Labs, physical and digital libraries

Job opportunities

Computer systems

Internship possibilities

Well educated work force (good students/graduates)

Opportunities to solve real business problems

Education on entrepreneurship (Business Plans, Finance,