What You Can Get from YFYI?

Participating in the YFYI means reaching global business partners with different perspectives for your business and contribute to the rapid commercialization of your business by providing a wide network and creating countless opportunities globally.


With preliminary evaluation, applicants are sent to pre-acceleration program and start to accelerate.


Startups who are admitted to the YFYI, will gain a chance to participate an acceleration program which is runned by partnership with UC Berkeley and Growth Circuit.

Countless Opportunities

Training, counseling and mentorship support from leading experts in San Francisco and Turkey.

Global Network

As well as being involved in a leading entrepreneurship ecosystem, the opportunity to access ODTÜ TEKNOKENT’s global network, major stakeholders and successful alumni entrepreneurs.

Investment Opportunity

Capture the opportunity to be invested and commercialize the venture.


Office space at ODTÜ TEKNOKENT Incubation Centers.



If you trust your idea but don’t know how to start,
If you have a newly established tech start-up but you can’t make money.

As Turkey’s leading acceleration program, YFYİ will assist you to implement your technology based idea or to commercialize your product. Teams, which are accepted to YFYİ will be invited to bootcamp where they will gain a chance to accelerate with the help of global partners. YFYİ entrepreneurs focused on global success may have an office in ODTÜ TEKNOKENT’s incubation centers and they may get investment from leading partner investment funds.

*You can also apply with your idea to T-BIGG program to get 150.000 TL capital support from TÜBİTAK.

“Actually, we are doing garbage business…”

We have seen that we can improve this by using technology. We made 55% improvement in cost and environmental damage. Thanks to YFYI, we got a lot of support from YFYİ alumni who had passed these roads before us.

Umutcan DUMAN
“Coming in second place never made us demoralized.”

We developed a software that follows people, and started counting people in shopping malls. Then, we started counting cars in the roads, and the nails in factories.

“We got the opportunity to work with the best mentors in Turkey.”

Btech designs a special prosthesis instead of bone tissues that people lose due to cancer, traffic accident, injury, etc., and presses those implants that can be placed inside the body with 3D printers.

Kuntay AKTAŞ

April 13

Last day of application

April 20 - 22

1st Bootcamp


2nd Bootcamp

May - September

Trainings and Mentorship


Demo Day

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• 150.000 TL worth Online Advertising Support by Onedio                 • 100.000 TL worth 3D Prototyping Support by Btech

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