İbrahim Bodur Social Entrepreneurship Program not only brings together social entrepreneurs who adopt social benefit as a principle and take action with determination and courage, but also is a large ecosystem where social entrepreneurs who feel responsible towards the world and the environment in the light of the principle of multiplying the positive impact created by social entrepreneurs, and where social benefit is at the forefront.
İbrahim Bodur Social Entrepreneurship Program
Application process has ended
Applications for the İbrahim Bodur Social Entrepreneurship Program ended on 10 April. If you are interested in applying for the next round of the programme, please fill out the form below so that we can keep you informed.
Who can apply?
İbrahim Bodur Social Entrepreneurship Program, which includes all applications in the Early Stage, Advanced Stage, Collaboration Categories without any subject limitation, also rewards young social entrepreneur candidates between the ages of 18-25 with a separate application category.
The applications of all candidates who complete the application form on the website are evaluated by a pre-evaluation board consisting of Kale Group and Impact Hub Istanbul teams.
Candidates who successfully complete the pre-evaluation process are presented to the Selection Committee Members consisting of Turkey’s leading social entrepreneurs, civil society and business leaders. For the online or physical meeting, where participation is compulsory, certain documents may be requested from the candidates beforehand.
Winning nominees are announced at the award ceremony.
Impact of the program
The İbrahim Bodur Social Entrepreneurship Program, which started in 2017 and has been supported by Impact Hub Istanbul since 2022, has received 1775 applications to date. According to the 5th year Impact Report, the programme reached 4 million people and provided an economic added value of 24.5 million TL to the ecosystem. In addition, 25 social enterprises won the award, and an average of 328 employment opportunities were realized with 20 finalists. Since 2022, the total amount of support provided to social enterprises has reached 2,000,000 TL.
AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT SINCE 2022
ECONOMIC ADDED VALUE TO ECOSYSTEM
7th Year Winners
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