Makers Wanted

It is a hardware acceleration program that accelerates their time to market by providing 50,000 TL prototyping support to hardware-oriented startups with products at the prototype/MVP level.

Innovative and technologically deep startups operating in the field of smart home technologies had the chance to develop cooperation with Arçelik by providing intensive mentoring in various fields for 6 months, prototyping opportunities in the Arçelik Garage infrastructure, and presenting their final products to Arçelik managers on the Demo Day. In addition, prototyping support worth up to 50,000 TL was given to each startup accepted into the program.

The following supports were provided under the program:


Mentoring Support: Mentoring from Arçelik experts on intellectual property rights, R&D, testing and certification, production, marketing, service, and business development.

Garage Infrastructure and Prototyping Support: Prototype production right up to 50,000 TL at Arçelik Garage, which has the most competent advanced manufacturing technology in Turkey.

Promotion Support: Providing space and product promotion at fairs and events for successful startups at the end of the program.

Access to Investor Networks: Access to the investor network of Arçelik and partner institutions and the opportunity to receive investment from Arçelik.

Chance to Enter International Markets with Arçelik: A chance to reach international markets with a global Turkish company operating in 145 countries.

Sales Opportunity at Arçelik Stores: An opportunity to sell in more than 1500 stores in Turkey for successful startups at the end of the program.

Opportunity to Use Arçelik Service Network: The opportunity for successful startups to receive support from more than 600 service points spread all over Turkey, just like their own service.

Expertise and Technology Focus Areas

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Internet of Things

Energy Efficiency

Connected Devices

Wearable Technologies

Smart Home Applications

Mentors & Jury

Mentor

Expertise in additive manufacturing,and other rapid prototyping technologies.

Mentor

Sales management and entrepreneurship experience in global companies.

Mentor

User Experience Design & Interface Team Lead.

Mentor

Director in Innovation departmentGarage Innovation Hub Director, Innovation Champion, AI, IoT, everything digital Enthusiast, Ever-learner, Mother, Wife

Mentor

Ayhan Ak

Since September 2016, he has been leading the company's digital transformation with the development of smart and connectable devices as the IoT Platform Program Manager responsible for the development of Arçelik Smart Products at the Center R&D. He works on developing new products/services and business models with product data from product design, production processes, development of mobile and cloud services.

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Mentoring from Arçelik Experts

Mentoring from Arçelik experts in the fields of intellectual property rights, R&D, testing and certification, production, marketing, sales, service, and business development.

Arçelik Garage Infrastructure

Arçelik Garage, Turkey's most competent advanced manufacturing technology provider, is offering prototype production rights up to TRY 50,000.

Sales Opportunity at Arçelik Stores & Opportunity to Expand into International Markets

Opportunity to sell in more than 1500 stores in Turkey for startups that have achieved success at the end of the program. A chance to access international markets with the support of a global Turkish company operating in 145 countries.

Inclusion in Arçelik Network

Provision of space and promotion of products at fairs and events for startups that have achieved success at the end of the program. Access to the investor network of Arçelik and its partners and the opportunity to receive investment from Arçelik. Opportunity to receive support from more than 600 service points throughout Turkey, acting as their own services, for startups that have achieved success at the end of the program.