OpenFab Istanbul offers Turkey’s fist hardware accelerator program exclusively designed for hardware entrepreneurs.
With recent developments in 3D printers and electronic prototyping boards, investors’ interest in hardware entrepreneurship has peaked. Openfab Istanbul bi-annually offers a 5-week entrepreneurship training program to hardware entrepreneurs. Eligible participants are selected by a steering committee made up of professionals with sectoral experience. Following the training, successful participants are admitted to an incubation process. “Graduate entrepreneurs” who qualify to advance to the incubation process develop their prototypes at Openfab Istanbul and move onto to the commercialization phase. During the product development process, they receive academic support from Özyeğin University and commercialization support from the Fit Startup Factory. These entrepreneurs are also offered mass production, crowdfunding, and angel investor support by our partner institutions.