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Retail & Digital Inclusion


Application Deadline: 31.07.2021

About the Program

After the completion of two successful acceleration programs focusing on ''Retail & Proptech'' and ''Fintech & Financial Inclusion'', we are expanding our vision to emphasize on contemporary needs of businesses and individuals.

The ongoing digitalization of our lives has been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to be able to facilitate many aspects of our lives digitally became more evident. In response to satisfy those needs, we are launching the ‘Retail & Digital Inclusion’ themed Innovate21st program to support and fund startups that are targeting to solve problems deriving from the imminent digital needs of society. 


Startups that are chosen will receive investment up to 500K USD (200K USD on average) prior to the beginning of the program. Also, these startups are going to be continued to get supported throughout the program for additional investment and financing opportunities.     

Program Partners

Program Supporters

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Focus Solutions

Digital Identity

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Digital Infrastructure

Kredi Kartı

Digital Transformation

Grafikleri Analiz Etmek

SME Solutions

Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

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Operational Efficiency

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Artificial Intelligence & Automation

Eligibility Criteria

You should have:

  • Market validation from end-users or corporate buyers

  • Solutions in related areas and technologies

  • Existing operation in Turkey 

  • A Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

  • At least one full-time manager in Turkey

  • A desire to welcome coaching by Venture Capital Investors

  • Received not more than USD 1m

Focus Fields and Technologies​

Some of the technologies we are looking for:

  • Digital Infrastructure

  • Digital Identity

  • Operational Efficiency

  • Digital Analytics

  • Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

  • Digital Customer Service & Sales Tools

  • E-commerce Add-ons

  • Artificial Intelligence & Automation

  • SME Solutions

  • Retail Technologies

Application Deadline: 31.07.2021
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