Supporting entrepreneurs interested in technology, Red Bull Basement provides university students with the opportunity to develop projects that will change campus life.
Students can apply until 25 October at redbullbasement.com with their ideas aimed at advancing the campus experience. Before the applications, an online event with experts to guide the ideas of young people was open to everyone and inspiring stories were conveyed to young entrepreneur candidates.
Red Bull Basement supports entrepreneurs who benefit from the power of technology and innovation opinion leaders in order to build a better tomorrow. Every year, Red Bull Basement offers young entrepreneur candidates; It brings together the leading names of the sector for the development of social innovation through various speeches, panels and workshops.
The second online event took place on Sunday, October 18 at Kolektif House and hosted experts in their fields. The event, held in Tolu CODEWAY Founding Partner Tosun moderated, collaborative workspaces and entrepreneurship center in Turkey When it comes to mind is one of the first address from the House's Co-Founder Collective Ahmet Onur, Bogazici University Entrepreneurship Center Director Dr. Oğuzhan Aygören, Deniz Bağan, the developer of Meditopia, the first meditation application prepared in Turkish, and Doğukan Güngör, the founding partner of a voluntary movement that focuses on the unifying power of repair and healing under the name of Onaranlar Kulübü, played a role in maturing ideas with his own success stories.
'I HAVE TO STOP AND LISTEN TO YOURSELF'
Ahmet Onur was the first to take the floor at the event. “A few defeats are required for success. I also failed my first 3 attempts, and when I look back, I realize that I have learned my biggest lessons from here. At the same time, it is necessary to take a break while going to the goals in order to be inspired and think. Thanks to the break I gave after these 3 attempts, I established Kolektif House and I believe that I succeeded at the right time at the right moment. We believed that our project could be successful regardless of the location in a place that is said to never be in Industry and we have been showing this for 6 years ”.
'FINDING CREATIVE SOLUTIONS AT THE TIME OF THE CRISIS MAKES IT PERMANENT'
Ahmet Onur continued as follows: “The impact of a crisis with the pandemic is on our agenda. However, the birth year of many successful enterprises and many successful brands has always coincided with a crisis year. This is no coincidence. Thinking the unthinkable in moments of crisis is perhaps the key to being successful and permanent. "
'DON'T GIVE UP TO DEVELOP, SHARE AND LEARN'
Taking the floor later, Boğaziçi University Entrepreneurship Center Director Dr. Oğuzhan Aygören, “What is required to be an entrepreneur? If asked, my answer would be: 'It would be to develop, share and learn. Because one day when we sleep peacefully, we will definitely do one of these. At the same time, it is necessary to be a pioneer of change and show the courage to take initiative instead of complaining. You must always be a pioneer in order to anticipate a problem, act from today and produce a solution ”.
'I STARTED TO SHARE THINGS THAT HAPPEN TO ME WITH OTHERS'
Deniz Bağan, the developer of Meditopia, the first meditation application prepared in Turkish, told her story of starting her entrepreneurship life with the following words: "I needed another world and I had to share what was good for me." Bagan shared the factors behind his success later on and said, “Target orientation is absolutely necessary for success. However, regardless of the assumed past and / or future, it is necessary to align with the present in order to master the moment, to evaluate that moment and to understand the process correctly. This way, you appreciate the values we have, and you can take calmer and correct steps with gratitude to them ”.
'UNIVERSITY STUDENTS SHOULD MASTER THE TECHNOLOGY'
Lastly, Doğukan Güngör, the co-founder of a volunteerism movement that focuses on the unifying power of repair and improvement under the name of Onaranlar Club, said, "Where does the need to be a useful person come from?" shared the answer to the question with the audience. Güngör said, “Today, young people want to be a part of the change and take initiative compared to the past. In order to be an effective member of the society, we must evaluate our most creative and youngest times correctly. For example, the university period is a very good time for this. Among the main qualities of an optimal entrepreneur today are code authoring and a command of 3D modeling. Thus, they can be able to develop their own initiative at the best possible level with the contribution of technology ”. Güngör also said, “The most beneficial technology for us is social media. We are able to deliver an activity or benefit that we perform in a street to many people who are not there, by managing the community correctly. And this is amazing, ”he said.
ABOUT RED BULL BASEMENT
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Red Bull Basement continues to support university student entrepreneurs, code writers and innovation opinion leaders who are harnessing the power of technology to build a better future in many countries. At the same time, in the jury of the event whose applications are ongoing, Boğaziçi University Entrepreneurship Center Director Dr. Oğuzhan Aygören, former National Basketball Player and Angel Investor Sinan Güler and IMM Smart City Department Director Burcu Özdemir.
APPLICATION DEADLINE OCTOBER 25
Students can apply until October 25 at redbullbasement.com with a one-minute video describing their ideas and projects aimed at advancing the campus experience. Undergraduate and graduate students who speak English can apply individually or in teams of two. As a prize, a finalist team or individual participant who has been evaluated by the jury will be given a suitable basis for developing their projects. The finalist project owner has the opportunity to meet with the global social innovation circle. Here, besides having the opportunity to turn their ideas into reality with the contributions of mentors, they also participate in a global training program.