We mentioned before that Koç University Entrepreneurship Research Centre KWORKS founded KWORKS COVID-19 Express Matching and Acceleration Platform for Institution-Venture Cooperations with the support of İstanbul Development Agency (İDA).
Let us recall that the platform will match late-stage ventures that develop solutions to tackle the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic that can be applied rapidly with companies that will open their non-financial resources to these ventures in solidarity.
With an announcement made yesterday, Koç University Entrepreneurship Research Centre KWORKS revealed the ventures they chose for KWORKS COVID-19 Express. Let us also add that KWORKS will accelerate the cooperation projects that will emerge after the matching to be made.
Startups Chosen for the Program
İltema: A company that develops heating technical fabrics. It continues export and commercialization activities of the products the R&D process of which has been completed.
ServisSoft: A cloud-based SaaS venture that allows technical services to be followed end-to-end and managed.
Macerita: Positioned as an interactive adventure map special to Turkey, Macerita is an outdoor sports platform.
SterilBox: A solution that sterilises restaurant/cafe or online market deliveries instantly, Sterilbox allows safe first customer contact.
Bugbounter: Ensuring that cybersecurity flaws of institutions and companies are identified thanks to independent security researchers, Bugbounter also makes it possible to verify and report these flaws. A platform that serves with crowdsourcing, it tracks the actions that are necessary to take.
SmartOpt: The venture offers Deep Technology solutions that provide up to 30% cost saving in supply chain and logistics operations by using mathematical and statistical modelling, artificial intelligence, and optimisation technologies.
PulpoAR: It develops virtual try-on solutions for e-commerce platforms and digital ads by using augmented reality and artificial intelligence technologies.
Mflow: Mflow digital management system digitalises all paper works of businesses that apply ISO, BRC, FSSC, and IFS. Ensuring its sustainability by facilitating the management of such documents and processes, Mflow is a cloud software that can be used with the monthly subscription method.
Baktek Environmental Technologies (BioGuy 2): The venture develops compact water treatment solutions that can be installed in large facilities such as factories.
Ortus4C: The venture offers innovative communication software solutions to businesses for customer participation and intra-company cooperation.