Weartechclub is now ready to soar with Sabancı Holding's entrepreneurs, thanks to the Sabancı ARF program.
The Weartechclub brand, continuing its work in the field of wearable technology within the İTÜ Çekirdek framework,
earned the right to participate in the second term of Sabancı Holding's acceleration program, Sabancı ARF, in July.
WearTechClub is developing smart sports clothing and a smartphone application
that tracks users' health data through integrated sensor technology
in the fabric, sending alerts when necessary. Advancing quickly on the path to becoming a global brand with their developed technology, WearTechClub continues its journey in collaboration with Sabancı ARF.
Open to Sabancı Group employees and all external entrepreneurs, Sabancı ARF is an acceleration platform that lasts for a 20-week time span. The platform offers different processes and resources based on the maturity level of the participant. In its second year, Sabancı ARF continues to support innovative ventures that presents groundbreaking projects in four different focus areas: "Energy and Climate Technologies," "Advanced Materials Technologies," "Digital Technologies," and "Health Technologies."
After a challenging selection process, Weartechclub secured its place among the selected ventures. Throughout the 20-week period, participants will have access to proof of concept opportunities with community companies, open office space at Sabancı Center, mentoring sessions with the Gooin team that focuses on business development methods 2 hours per week, $30,000 in cash support, and the opportunity to receive a pre-seed investment of up to $150,000 at the Sabancı ARF On Air Demo Day.
Throughout the accelerator, participants will have the chance to enhance their business models, launch them into the market, and acquire the necessary tools for a sustainable growth.
Özgül Dalkılıç, Founder and Industrial Designer of WearTechClub, commented on the matter:
"At WearTechClub, we are working with a very strong team and with ambitious goals in mind. We create personalized, smart sports experiences powered by science and technology, allowing users to feel safer and more comfortable. It is truly gratifying that our work receives positive feedback and is supported by Sabancı Holding, one of Turkey's largest conglomerates. Sabancı ARF offers valuable learning and collaboration opportunities for our team and other program participants. Working with the Sabancı ARF and Gooinn teams will provide access to leading experts in the field and be very helpful in achieving our growth objectives."
After 20 weeks of KPI meetings with Sabancı ARF, 15 teams and WearTechClub Team took the stage at Sabancı Center on January 11, 2024 and made their presentations.
Sabancı ARF On Air Demo Day, which attracted great interest from investment companies and stakeholders other than Sabancı Holding, was very productive.
Sabancı Holding, which has always prioritized in Turkey; taking part in this program, which is an indication of being on the side of entrepreneurs, accelerates our pace towards our goal.
Everyone is ready to fly!
For detailed information, you can visit the WearTechClub website at www.weartechclub.com
Please click here to watch the WearTechClub introduction video.