Acceleration Process

Acceleration Process

   APPLICATION

Startup companies that want to enter the USA market start their journey in Turkey with ITU GATE.

Starting Point: itugate.com

   USA ACCELERATION PROGRAM TRAINING

Lasts 5 weeks: 2 days a week for training, 3 days a week for mentorship.

  • PRODUCT
    • Value proposition and competitor analysis
    • Business model for the USA Market
  • OPPORTUNITY
    • Broad market, growth
    • Revenue model for the USA
    • Customer experience
    • Market positioning and stages of sales process (B2B-B2C)
  • BUSINESS MODEL
    • Unit model
    • Growth partnership and operations
  • ROADMAP
    • Sales experience
    • Roadmap for the USA
    • Team
    • Financial modeling and valuationing for the USA
  • SALES – SKILL DEVELOPMENT
    • Background Story Creation
    • Investor- and customer-oriented presentation
    • Business capital management

  DEMO DAY

Today is the day!

  • 1 day during the 6th week - Istanbul Demo Day

Among the 20 companies selected for Turkish program, the 8 that will go to the US will be chosen during the Demo Day .

  USA PLANNING CAMP

1-month Planning Camp;

  • First two months: 2 days a week,
  • Last two months: 3 days a week.

  USA BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

1-Month Business Development process,

  • Contact with customers on site
  • SF and CHICAGO ITU ARI Teknokent offices
  • Strategic growth partner finding period

  USA GROWTH PERIOD

5-month Growth Period:

  • Business Model Development and Evaluation
  • Market Research and Analysis
  • Lean Startup
  • Microeconomy and Pricing