BICSR Macedonia Startup Europe Accelerator
BIC SR Acceleration programme provides a variety of business support services to entrepreneurs by helping them getting new clients and back-office support.
The main goal is to accelerate the “access to finance” process and help the Startups, SME’s, NGOs, Public and Academic Entities to receive funding from available calls on EU Proogrammes.
The main focus is to prepare entities to apply for EU funding and access to finance from available sources, to prepare project applications, consulting and networking
We organize courses and training’s tailored to the open calls from EU programmes and opportunities for pitching to investors.
The Accelerator Program of the BICSC will be supported by the two most renowned experts with extensive experience and realized startups, not only in Europe but also in the wider.
At the invitation of BICRS, Patrick and Neşen will show the way to success of startups to investors
Co-founder of Stage-Co, CoderDojo Türkiye and Stage-Co Masters
After a rich business story in Belgium and Europe, Patrick moved to Istanbul where he started back from square one, but armed with a huge tool case of experience. The result is STAGE-Co, Turkey’s leading startup community, and training program.
Co-founder of Stage-Co, CoderDojo Türkiye and Stage-Co Masters
Neşen chose to restart her career as an entrepreneur after a strong corporate background. Since 2013, life has been a joy ride with lots of new experiences with steps to
Accompanied by Patrick and Neşen, a whole team of successful experts also works with a very valuable group of professionals who have a +15 years of experience in entrepreneurship, FMCG, marketing, innovation and advertising sectors.
The team is structured to meet the needs of corporate transformation towards entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as training needs of startups for setting up bootcamps and acceleration programs, ans Startup Academy.
Gokce started her own company in the USA and was awarded Minority Entrepreneur of the year by Memphis Business Development Corporation. She came back to Turkey and worked as an executive in advertising and entertainment. She lead media strategy for Teknosa, Carrefour, Lassa, Bridgestone and many small national and international accounts. She is currently marketing & strategy consultant for several local and national brands.
Ferda Tarakçıoğlu Erdem
Ferda brings 20 years of experience across a variety of disciplines including offline and digital planning and buying, client service, new business, research, strategy, branded entertainment, production. Currently, she’s working as Marketing Consultant to help start-ups and companies, by combining in-depth consumer insights with marketing expertise to build brand strategy and business storytelling using data for sustainable, organic growth.With Stage-Co Masters, Ferda is facilitating workshops on brand strategy and creating your brand story.
Derya Atacan graduated from Bogaziçi University Sociology Department in 1997, she continued her studies in Marketing, at Toronto Ryerson University. On her 20 years career journey, She managed leading confectionery brands like Saray, Haribo, Ferreo, Eti Cakes and Crackers, Ülker Kremini, İçim and Alpella. She has vast experience in brand management, consumer behaviour, research, advertising, and media planning. After necessary production and R&D trainings, She coordinated innovation projects for chocolate products at Yıldız Holding, Turkey’s giant in FMCG. During these years, she supported the implementation of new Stage&Gate software system related to Ülker new product development process. She continued her Yıldız Holding career as a Project Director of Synergy Projects at Global Synergy Department. She currently working as trainer and consultant by combining her in-depth brand management, new product process, innovation and innovative thinking experiences.
After graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of Statistics He has worked in several sectors and accomplished several projects in different industries for enterprises Unicredit, Aviva, ICBC, Turkcell, AKSA Energy, and Sberbank Turkey. He has an Executive MBA degree from Ozyegin University. He is currently attending the Management of Enterprise Data Analytics certification program at the University of Toronto and Customer Insights & Analytics Council of The Canadian Marketing Association. He currently works as CMO at Market Me Canada Inc., where he founded. He is also the founding partner of HealthRing Corp. and mentor at Stage-CO.
Ebru Elmas Gürses
She is now Cofounder of leader crowdfunding platform of Turkey namely Fongogo. Before Fongogo, Ebru was a Partner and Head of the Finance& Legal Department at BIC Angels which has invested 35 startups in 5 years. Ebru earned many experiences on startup ecosystem in both entrepreneur and investor side as she managed all investment process of BIC Angels. Ebru commenced her career in KPMG Istanbul after graduating from Istanbul University. For 6 years at KPMG, she participated in many M&A projects in both KPMG Istanbul and KPMG London offices. In 2011, she joined PriceWaterHouseCoopers as a project manager. She has specialized in the areas of buy-side and vendor due diligences. Ebru has extensive Private Equity buyer and seller experience some which include, but not limited with Turkven, One Equity Partners – JP Morgan, AbraajCapital, and Goldman Sachs.
Raging Aries with inevitable touch of an Aquarius, obsessed about nothing, his primary target is happiness. Takes care of his health, shape, mind and soul.More than 20 years in Professional life, experienced different locations, cultures, working environments and industries. Dealt with consumer brains for last 10 years.Specialized in marketing, strategy, branding, consumer research and last but not least neuromarketing.Early years in Henkel starting from asst. Product Manager to SBU Manager, working locations include İzmir, İstanbul, Vienna and Dusseldorf. Transformation years in Teba from Marketing Manager to Business Director based in İzmir, covering all exporting countries. Maturity with GÜMÜŞ Consulting and Research based in İstanbul, servicing various industries. Launched recently new neuromarketing tool called Emoreader.
Eren Kocyigit is a a Marketing Professional w/ BA Economics, MA Finance, Ph.D Marketing. He also obtained Chartered Marketer status from Chartered Institute of Marketing. He is the founder of NBT (Next Big Thing) where he and his team have been building ‘Marketing Machines’ to startups, scaleups and corporate brands for sustainable marketing performance. As an Asst. Professor of Marketing he has been giving Marketing lectures at several universities since 2012 (Middlesex University, University of Birmingham, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul Bilgi University, Bahcesehir University, Nisantasi University). As a mentor he provides mentorship regarding marketing to startups.
After graduating from Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Chemistry Department of Chemistry in 1995, she completed her master’s degree in Basic Biochemistry and continued her academic studies until 2000 as Research Assistant in the same department.She first stepped into the pharmaceutical industry in 2001 as a Medical Sales Representative in the Abbott. She continued to work in the marketing and training department at the same company. During her 13 years of experience, she has gained experience in both basic and specific phama products. In addition to coordinating all the training processes of the Medical Sales Representatives from the last 6 years, she has given trainings in Sales Techniques Trainings, Key Customer Management Trainings, Calls Insight, Communication, Leadership and Coaching in Matrix Organizations.
L.Arzu Demirel is a ICF Certified Coach, ACC and NLP Master Practitioner in the coaching school at Erickson Coaching College.