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Innovating Health and Agritech: Highlights from Bayer Turkiye G4A 2024 Meetups

February 8, 2024

Ahmet Torlar

Innovating Health and Agritech: Highlights from Bayer Turkiye G4A 2024 Meetups

The Bayer Turkiye G4A 2024 startup program, implemented by Hackquarters by Tenity since 2018, recently held two successful online meetup events on 17 January and 7 February 2024. These events provided valuable insights for this exciting initiative. In partnership with Bayer, the program  is a 100-day open innovation program for entrepreneurs who focus on growing their business in #consumerhealth, #cropscience, #pharmaceuticals sectors.

Over the years, the Bayer Turkiye G4A program has significantly impacted participating startups in Turkey, enabling them to raise investments and enhance their businesses. G4A offers valuable support and mentorship, helping startups thrive in their respective industries. So far in the program, 38 have been selected to the program out of 1200+ startups screened. The Program has a good track record that many alumni startups raised investments and significantly improved their businesses.

Highlights from Meetups

The online meetups aimed to raise awareness about the G4A Program, share the challenges and expectations of the Bayer team, and bring together Bayer Türkiye professionals and Turkish consumer health, pharma, and crop science startups.

We held two informative online meetups on 17 January and 7 February 2024. Both events started with a welcome from Kaan Akın, Founder, Hackquarters by Tenity, who provided an overview of the program and shared essential details. Melis Soylu, Communications Business Partner CS, Channels & Amplification and G4A Program Manager, Bayer Turkiye, joined the discussions, highlighting the benefits and expectations of the G4A 2024 Turkiye program at both meetups.

A highlight of the first meetup was the fireside chat featuring Eray Uğurelli, Co-founder of Kidolog. The discussion revolved around Kidolog's journey, from its inception to securing its first investment and experiencing rapid growth. Eray shared personal experiences and milestones, offering valuable lessons and insights into the entrepreneurship journey. This session was particularly inspiring for attendees, showcasing a real-world example of success facilitated by participation in Bayer Turkiye G4A.

Additionally, a standout moment of the second meetup was the fireside chat with Uğur Tuncel, founder of VRFarma. He delved into the transformative narrative of VRFarma, chronicling the shift from its original concept, FARMAVR, to its current state. Uğur shared personal anecdotes and pivotal moments, shedding light on navigating the entrepreneurial landscape and leveraging the G4A program for success. This session offered attendees a firsthand look at achieving growth and innovation within the G4A ecosystem, embodying the tangible impact of Bayer's support on startup ventures.

Both meetups allowed attendees to directly engage with the Bayer team, including Okan Doruk, Gökhan Kıral,  Araz Eylül Kafesoğlu and Murat Buğday  in dedicated breakout rooms during the Q&A sessions. This interactive format allowed startups to ask 1-on-1 questions, fostering meaningful connections and promoting open dialogue between participants and the Bayer team including ahmet .

If your startup operates within consumer health, crop science, or pharmaceuticals and is poised for growth, we strongly encourage you to apply for the Bayer Turkiye G4A 2024 program. This is your opportunity to be a part of a transformative journey that could redefine the future of your startup.

‍Don't miss out! The Bayer G4A 2024 program application deadline is 11 February 2024.
‍Click here to apply for the program.