Istanbul Bilgi University recognizes 10 leaders with the Young Social Entrepreneurs Awards

This is the 3rd class of young social entrepreneurs to be recognized by BILGI

04/04/2013


İstanbul Bilgi University recognizes 10 leaders with the Young Social Entrepreneurs Awards

Starting in May 2010, İstanbul Bilgi University has recognized ten young social entrepreneurs each year through the Young Social Entrepreneur Awards @ Bilgi. BILGI organizes the Young Social Entrepreneurs Awards @ Bilgi with the collaboration of the International Youth Foundation (IYF), the Sylvan/Laureate Foundation and the Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey (TEGV). This national program seeks to identify, recognize, and support accomplished social entrepreneurs, between the ages of 18 and 29, from throughout Turkey. Through the program, 10 young social entrepreneurs are selected each year to receive: recognition in a public awards ceremony, a cash award to support their project, a Turkish-language training experience on topics relevant to their social change work, including leadership, fundraising, and public relations, and access to a global network of YouthActionNet™ alumni

Istanbul Bilgi University is one of several institutions in the Laureate International Universities network that operate programs with the International Youth Foundation to support the young social entrepreneurs that are creating solutions to the problems communities face around the world. Other network institutions that offer this great program to support social entrepreneurship include Universidad Europea (Spain), Universidad del Valle de México, Universidad Andrés Bello (Chile), and Universidade Anhembi Morumbi, among many others.

This year’s awards ceremony took place on March 14, 2013 at BILGI's Santralistanbul campus. The 2012 winners and their projects include:

  •  Yavuz Çakır - Kitap Makinası
  •  Samet Beyazkılınç - Sambis
  •  Eril Gün Ezerel - www.sinaps.com
  •  Burak Özdemir - yeniyeti.com
  •  Mustafa Altuncu - Bir Enstrüman Çok İnsan
  •  Emre Özgür - Bir Silgi Bir Kalem
  •  Nazlı Özgan - Değişim Liderleri
  •  Abdullah Oskay - Hayat Sende
  •  Sezgi Evren - Kültürel Mutfak
  •  Varlık Sezgin - Sonradan Gurmeler

For more information on the winners and their projects, please visit: http://www.bilgiggo.org/mezunlar/2012/#2012