Boğaziçi University (BU) has decided to establish a startup gateway in New York City to support entrepreneurial activities of BU’s graduates. Within this context, BU signed an agreement with New York University Tandon School of Engineering (NYU) to leverage the supportive infrastructure and developments in NYC. This agreement addresses specifically a startup facility (BUNY Accelerator) to be established within the NYU Incubators for BU-affiliated startups. BUNY can accommodate up to four startups three times a year for a period of three months per cycle.
BUNY supports the startups as follows:
- Hosting of selected startups of BUNY Accelerator Program in one of the NYU incubators with access to startup support and mentoring in New York.
- Establishing a close cooperation between BUNY and relevant startup activitiesi at NYU that support the success of early stage technology startups with at least one minimum viable product (MVP).
- Guide BUNY startups for product/ market fit and ramp up revenue activities
- Organizational of regular rountables, seminars and/or workshops focusing on promotion and startup excellence in various high-tech areas. These events may alternate between New York and Istanbul.