University Students Will Be Competing at Kuveyt Turk Ideathon

Regional Economy 24.05.2021, 17:43 25.05.2021, 17:01
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University Students Will Be Competing at Kuveyt Turk Ideathon

In cooperation with the career platform Toptalent, Kuveyt Turk organizes the Ideathon competition through the call "Have an idea?" in order to support the development of university students and contribute to their idea creation process for banking in the future.

Applications to Kuveyt Turk Ideathon, organized with the theme "Banking of the Future", can be made individually or as a team through the Toptalent website until Sunday, May 30.

Training on design-oriented thinking for finalists

During the application to the Kuveyt Turk Ideathon Competition to which registration can still be made, the competitors are asked to put forward their ideas. The ideas of the competitors will be evaluated by the executives of the Kuveyt Turk, and the top 20 teams that made it to the semi-finals will be determined and announced on June 1.

Semi-finalists will be asked to upload their presentations and videos providing details on their ideas to the Toptalent website. Mentors will be assigned to 10 finalist teams, and all competitors will be given an applied Design Thinking training on June 8.

Award worth of TRY 40 thousand in total

The final of the Kuveyt Turk Ideathon Competition, where young people are going to compete with their ideas, will be held on Saturday, June 12. Consisting of Kuveyt Turk executives and prominent names from different sectors, the jury members will listen to the competitors online and evaluate their ideas.

Kuveyt Turk Ideathon in which the first place will be awarded TRY 15 thousand, the second place with TRY 9 thousand, and the third place with TRY 6 thousand, the members of the top 10 teams that made it to the finals will also be presented with a gift voucher having worth of a total of TRY 10 thousand, being TRY 250 for each member. Thus, the competitors will be awarded a total of TRY 40 thousand.

"We are waiting for all young people who want to add value to the financial world with their ideas"

Aslan Demir, Deputy Managing Director in charge of Kuveyt Turk's HR and Digital Transformation, said, "As a participation finance institution that has realized the importance of digital channels and digital transformation long before and has implemented important projects for the last 10 years, we attach great importance to supporting innovative ideas. We maintain our leading position in the sector with the steps we take towards technology and innovation.

We believe that young people can bring a new breath to banking with different perspectives and ideas, and we think it is very valuable to open new areas where they can have a say in this field. In this context, we think that the Ideathon Competition we organize will be a unique experience for young people. We invite all our young individuals, who want to add value to the financial world through their innovative ideas, to Kuveyt Turk Ideathon.

Due to the pandemic conditions, all university students can apply to the Kuveyt Turk Ideathon of which all stages are carried out online, regardless of university and class. The candidates can participate in the Kuveyt Turk Ideathon Competition by visiting ''.

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