Innovation Champions 3rd Cohort

Innovation Champions Program aim is to create a community that will lead the cultural change about innovation and entrepreneurship with different company participants. The program supports innovation ecosystem through mentoring, establishing relationships and potential collaborations with startups. To create such a community and ensure cultural change Program contains different trainings & events series.

  • Trainings & Case studies about Innovation, Mentorship, Entrepreneurship, and Social Skills with different ecosystem partners & individuals

    • Mentorship sessions organised with the idea & mid-stage startups through the mentorship Program 

      • Talks & Panels with the experts & investors from the ecosystem

        •  Demoday for potential collaboration with mature startups
        • Sharing the partnership events for participation such as demo day, panel, workshop

        At the end of the program, participants; will get mentorship certification, engage with different startups as a mentor, change to collaborate with startups for their business units, and ecosystem program participation as a mentor or participants.

        Selection Criteria;

        • Work experience - 6 & more

        • Work experience in a company - 2 & more

        • Cross-functional experience is an advantage

        • Speaks English fluently

        • Preferably has the expertise of technical & business but not from the entrepreneurship department

        • Preferably experience in entrepreneurship ecosystem or coaching, mentoring experience

        • Good listener, curious, following trends, loves to learn, have a different perspective

        • High motivation for the program

        • Pre-Program Applications

          1 March - 1 June

          Applications through application form

        • Company Applications

          1 June - 1 August

          Participation through corprate company references

        • Participant Selection

          1 August - 1 September

          Selection of participants according to selection criteria

        • Program Onboarding

          1 September - 1 October

          Program onboarding with introduction documents and agenda

        • Program Starts


          Start of the Innovation Champions 4rth Cohort