Priorities:Boğaziçi University Student Priorities
- 1 STUDENT PRIORITIES COHORT 2020
- 1.1 STRATEGY #1: TRAINING MORE ENTREPRENEURS
- 1.2 STRATEGY #2: IMPROVING SOCIAL INOVATION ECOSYSTEM
- 1.3 STRATEGY #3: ORGANISE EVENTS TO IMPROVE STUDENTS' SKILLS
- 1.4 STRATEGY #4: Connecting Different Disciplines and Roles
- 2 STUDENT PRIORITIES COHORT 2019
- 2.1 STRATEGY #1: IMPROVING SOCIAL INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM
- 2.2 STRATEGY #2: CREATING FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SELECTED STARTUPS
- 2.3 STRATEGY #3: TRAINING MORE ENTREPRENEURS
- 2.4 STRATEGY #4: SOLVING PROBLEMS THAT DISCOURAGES PEOPLE TO BE ENTERPRENEUR
- 3 Related Links
STUDENT PRIORITIES COHORT 2020
STRATEGY #1: TRAINING MORE ENTREPRENEURS
Project: Training BUnnovation
Person in Charge: Osman Oğuz Nuhoğlu
In our school, there is a lack of theoretical education on innovation and entrepreneurship.
This project aims to improve students' knowledge of innovation and entrepreneurship. There will be classes (seminars) every week. Different instructors from different fields will teach a lesson about that week's topic. For example, a professor of psychology will explain the mindset of an entrepreneur or there will be an affective presentation conference from the human resources department.
We will also create a community from this program. This program may be integrated with another program in our school (Fire Up program). That is, this program may be the prerequisite of Fire Up program. This program will require a selection of students because there are a lot of students interested in entrepreneurship and innovation in Boğaziçi University.
STRATEGY #2: IMPROVING SOCIAL INOVATION ECOSYSTEM
Person in Charge: Zişan Özdemir
Social innovation is a wide range concept which covers the environmental, economic and social topics and is one of the concepts thrown out of focus in our university. There is no unity at that point, entities are working separately and students are not informed and involved enough.
BUmpact is an social innovation community which brings the relevant entities and interested students and faculty members together. It's a medium for those to brainstorm and collaborate. The aim is also to make people aware and make them motivated to take part in solving global issues. Within the scope of BUmpact, there will be also sub-communities (like working groups) focusing on different SDG groups.
- Poverty Eradication
- Food Security / Sustainable Agriculture
- Water and Sanitation
- Employment, Decent Work and Social Protection
- Youth and Education
- Health and Population Dynamics
- Sustained and Inclusive Economic Growth
- Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change (e.g.Renewable energy, responsible consumption and production)
- Human Rights
- Reduced Inequalities (social equality, gender equality and women rights)
- Policy and Governance
- Sustainable Cities and Transportation
STRATEGY #3: ORGANISE EVENTS TO IMPROVE STUDENTS' SKILLS
Person in Charge: Arda Ulutürk
In Bogazici University, there are lots of people who aim to create or design something. However, sometimes they don't know how they can start and how they should act in the team process.Therefore, it is significant to give them chance to try their skills in the real life. For that reason, hackatons and activities can be significant solution. In the real-time application which is BUact, students can find appropriate hackatons for them and join easily. Every week, they can differant hackaton which is organised by leading companies. Thanks to that, they can act in different industries.
Moreover, students can join the design-thinking and brainstorming activities to learn some crucial techniques. According to interwiev made by students, we realized that students need them these skills to accelerate the project design. This courses can be given by DreamBu Inovation Center. Thus, DreamBu can make the first spart to create inovation culture in the campus.
STRATEGY #4: Connecting Different Disciplines and Roles
Person in Charge: Haluk Ziya Tercan
There is a theory like the following;
"Every science discipline feeds itself with many other disciplines. This is the key of scientific production."
The project coLab aims to use this theory in terms of innovation, and entrepreneurship. For this goal, coLab provides a communitiy which has three different sessions. These are;
- Learning Sessions - with the aim of learn new things together
- Brainstorming Sessions - with the aim of think together
- Interaction Sessions - with the aim of build together
In this project, the target participants are students, instructors, and staff of our school. We define this community as interdisciplinary and interroles. By the word of interroles, we mean the relationship between staff, instructors, and students. In this community, students is not only a student, the instructor is not only an insturctor, and the staff is not only a personel in school. They all are teammates who learn, think, and build together.
The system works like that;
- A topic about the community wants to learn is determined.
- If necessary a guest is invited, and the Learning Session starts. Insturctors, students, and staff leran together.
- A week after Learning Session, a nwe topic related to Learning Session's topic is determined. This new topic should be about a problem.
- After the topic is determined, participants think, and debate about the possible solutions.
- In the third week, participants make a prototype about the idea which was determined in the Brainstorming Session last week.
- After a presentation to the related instutuions the project is started to apply if it is applicable.
The main target of coLab for students is giving them the opportunity to experience of design-thinking with different role groups. For the instructors, and staff, it gives the opportunity to work on different projects out of their main field.
STUDENT PRIORITIES COHORT 2019
STRATEGY #1: IMPROVING SOCIAL INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM
Project: Bright Pitching Day
Person in Charge: Berkay Kani
One of the biggest problems of the students in our school is to hesitate to express their ideas. This is because people despise them or steal their ideas. As people with the entrepreneurship mindset, we believe that sharing will always strengthen ideas.
I designed the Pitching Day event for this. There will be 5 teams, audince and 3 successful juries. We will share an application form for selection of teams using our communication channels. For the event, 3 successful startup co-founders will be contacted and asked to be a jury. The event will be advertised for participants from our communication channels. The event will be in the center's office on our main campus. There will be a 30-minute networking session before the event starts. Here, the owners, the participants and the juries will have the chance to meet. Idea owners will write the type of people they need on a whiteboard. There will be a 5 minute presentation and 5 minute question and answer session in front of the juries. After the presentations are over, participants will be able to talk to them to join their teams.
We will provide office and entrepreneurship training to the 2 winning teams.
STRATEGY #2: CREATING FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SELECTED STARTUPS
Project: Bright Demo Day
Person in Charge: Berkay Kani
Entrepreneurs often face financial problems while expanding their startups. In some times, things cannot be done and solved without money.
Teams selected to work in our incubation center are also experiencing this problem. So I designed the Bright Demo Day event to solve the investment problem of these startups. At this event, there will be teams who selected in Pitching Day and who completed entrepreneurship training in our incubation center. Using the network of Entrepreneurship Center, 3 seed investors will be contacted and offered to be a jury in the event. Then 5 teams will be selected to make presentations in front of the investors. The teams will tell the investors their products, ask for a certain amount of investment and try to convince the investors to make this investment. In fact, the event is similar to the Shark Tank event. Teams that can convince investors will receive investment and will have the opportunity to grow their startups further.
STRATEGY #3: TRAINING MORE ENTREPRENEURS
Project: Bright Experience
Person in Charge: Fatih Gözükara
There is too much event on entrepreneurship but not enough entrepreneurs. In order to train more entrepreneurs, we need to work more to the point than general events. For this, we have designed an experience-oriented, beginning-to-end process that will have a good story for all of us at the end of the day.
STRATEGY #4: SOLVING PROBLEMS THAT DISCOURAGES PEOPLE TO BE ENTERPRENEUR
Project: Design Thinking Workshop
Person in Charge: Elanur Gayıp