Uludag Textile Exporters’ Association (UTIB) conducted the General Entrepreneurship Training online for entrepreneurs who applied to the TechXtile Start-Up Challenge 2021 program.
The training, which was organized to strengthen the entrepreneurship ecosystem and to reveal qualified business ideas, lasted for four days under the moderation of TechXtile Program Coordinator Ufuk Batum. Making the opening speech of the training, UTIB Chairman of the Board Pinar Tasdelen Engin said, “We aim to be a production base in the textile industry with the contribution of R&D and innovation studies.”
GREAT GAINS ARE EXPECTED
UTIB President Engin stated that the training organized within the scope of TechXtile Start-Up Challenge will progress in a long-term cooperation and develop the understanding of entrepreneurship in the textile and ready-made clothing sector. “The Techxtile Start-Up Challenge has been a very useful program in line with the feedback we received from our stakeholders and entrepreneurs. Based on this idea, we are determined to produce more projects to contribute to our industry. Our training will add great value to our industry thanks to the projects of our participants. With this program we have made specifically for textiles, the sub-branches and sectors that our industry is in contact with will also develop and grow.”
ENTREPRENEURS LEAD THE WAY
Ufuk Batum, who listened to the business ideas of the participants and gave in-depth information on many subjects from business models to customer segments, gave advice to entrepreneurs to be customer and solution-oriented. Emphasizing the importance of R&D once again, Batumi said, “Turkey’s total R&D budget is $8 billion. Although it seems like a large number, it is not enough. With the increase in R&D investments, it will pave the way for new ventures. The attitude of entrepreneurs when starting this business is very important, an entrepreneur can never be pessimistic. The way you have evaluated changes according to the energy we radiate while presenting our idea to the jury. I always advise you to be optimistic and act in a planned manner.”
Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz