Young people from all parts of our country met at the “Young Initiatives Against Climate Crisis and Disasters” Start-up Weekend on September 25-26 to find solutions to the global climate crisis and environmental disasters.
On the first day, young entrepreneurs sought solutions to global problems together with the teams they formed under the guidance of facilitators and mentors.
On the second day, the groups appeared before the jury with their training on presentation techniques. A total of 18 groups, which made 3-minute presentations to the jury, competed to receive the grand prize.
As a result of the jury voting, the ranking was as follows:
1st Place Gel-Götür: with the idea of delivering products with an expiration date approaching, conveying the product to other people’s usage to prevent food waste.
2nd place Scavengers: with the idea of organizing science workshops using working parts of electronic waste.
3rd place “Hurmaco”: with the idea of coffee from date beans.
3rd place TOFI: with the idea of collecting ancestral seeds to support local seed and refugee employment in agriculture.
Start-up weekend was realized together with UNDP Turkey and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, attended by 100 Turkish and Syrian young people from different cities.