The main purpose of project competition is to promote creative entrepreneurship among students and to encourage original business projects performed by youngsters. The competition will open to students studying in Kyrgyz Turkish Manas University, Celal Bayar University and Balıkesir University. You have a chance to take part in competition “Young Entrepreneur” in the framework of the 8th International Congress on Entrepreneurship.

Participation terms
Team registration: students must register a list of team members; team leader and his/her contact information and submit their project title via e-mail (registration form). After submission no new team members can be added to a team and the title cannot be changed. Teams and Team Building: a team might consist of 2 student, or as many student as desired. Teams typically 2 – 5 students can participate. The team must include a member, who must be a student of the Kyrgyz Turkish Manas University, Balıkesir University and Celal Bayar University. Project proposal: Projects should be written in Turkish or English and should contain following items:
• Group members and group leader information
• Project’s title and objective
• Business plan (marketing, financial and technical etc.)
• Socially oriented business projects will be welcome

Important Dates
Announcement of competition : 02/01/2017
Team registration : 15/03/2017
Business plan trainings : 01/04/2017 – 14/04/2017
Project submission : 01/05/2017
Announcement of the results : 02/06/2017
The award ceremony : 14/07/2017

Project Evaluation Criteria
Following criteria will be considered in evaluation of the submitted projects. You should take into account the following criteria in your preparation:

1. Quality and originality of the idea - (30%)
- Originality- 10%
- Eligibility - 10%
- Economic contribution - 10%
2. Market and Competition - (25%)
- Market analysis of suggested product or service
- Competition analysis and possible methods of competition
- A realistic marketing plan
3. Finance – (25%)
- Profit and cost projections for the next 3 years
- Total financial needs
- Options of funding sources
4. Team - (20%)
- Identification of responsibilities
- Qualifications of team members
- Project management

1. Prize: 2.500 TL
2. Prize: 1.500 TL
3. Prize: 1.000 TL

Further Information
Assis. Prof. Seyil NAJIMUDINOVA ( For the students of Kyrgyz Turkish Manas University)
Email: seyil.najimudinova@manas.edu.kg
Assis. Prof. Burak ÖZDOĞAN ( For the students of Celal Bayar University)
Email: burak.ozdogan@cbu.edu.tr
Assis. Prof. H. İbrahim ÖZMEN ( For the students of Balıkesir University)
Email: hiozmen@balikesir.edu.tr