Technology and Entrepreneurship Program launched

01 Jun 2012

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A new program on technology and entrepreneurship, aims to develop specific skills of entrepreneurship and technology for the young people between the ages of 15-30 has been launched in May in Ankara.

New Horizons - Technology and Entrepreneurship Program is implemented in partnership with Turkey’s Ministry of Development, the United Nations Development Program, Intel and Habitat Center for Development and Governance.

Technology and Entrepreneurship Program shows young people how to utilize technology to improve a commercial idea by introducing the basic concepts and processes of entrepreneurship.

Young people learns to do research for the create commercial idea as using the internet tools and office applications, to formulate an idea, to present and perform their ideas to create a business plan.

Within technology and Entrepreneurship Program, 88 City Council Youth Assembly and NGO volunteers in 26 provinces trained as a young instructor. The Project aims to give education to 5.000 young people via volunteer instructors in a year.

The local training will be held in computer labs, young people receive education from Technology and Entrepreneurship curriculum, which is formed total of 16 sessions, is part of Intel Learn Program in the international arena.

Project provinces

Technology and Entrepreneurship Program will be implemented in 34 cities of Turkey: Adana, Adıyaman, Antalya, Ankara, Aydın, Batman, Hatay, Çankırı, Denizli, Diyarbakır, Düzce, Edirne, Eskişehir, Gaziantep, İstanbul, Uşak, İzmir, Kilis, Kocaeli, Kütahya, Mardin, Samsun, Siirt, Sivas, Şırnak, Trabzon, Yalova, Afyon, Bartın, Bursa, Çanakkale, Çorum, Şanlıurfa, Zonguldak.

Since the beginning of the programme 560 young people from 21 different cities completed the training. Participants had 53 hours trainings in 16 modules.

Technology and Entrepreneurship Program Curriculum:
 
1. Technology Literacy, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Entrepreneurship
2. Business Idea Generating
3. Collect Feedback
4. Analyzing Survey Data
5. Analyzing a Business Idea
6. Making a Final Decision on Your Business Idea
7. Calculating Startup Costs
8. Pricing
9. Prepare Your Budget
10. Developing a Marketing Strategy
11. Branding and Advertising Your Business
12. Creating a Web Site For Your Business
13. Understanding the Basic Business Activities
14. Organizational Structure
15-16. Developing a Business Plan