event 18 Feb 2021

Project // Kök Projekt

Kök Projekt is an agri-food startup accelerator from Istanbul, Turkey and an innovation partner for food, agriculture and water sector companies and entrepreneurs. Kök is working to expand its food sector approach from Turkey to the Middle East and the North African region by building new projects for the sustainability of food, agriculture, and water (FAW).

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The Project

Kök Projekt is an agri-food startup accelerator and an innovation partner for the food, agriculture and water sector companies. They work together with companies, NGO’s and governmental organizations to establish interfaces for entrepreneurs to reach beyond their potential.


Kök Projekt's primary purpose is to encourage and set a foundation for entrepreneurs who have innovative ideas about food, agriculture, and water. As a food entrepreneurship consultancy, they direct, cultivate and grow food startups.


Kök is working to expand the food sector from Turkey to the Middle East and the North African region by building new projects for the sustainability of food, agriculture, and water (FAW). By establishing an Istanbul centered entrepreneur ecosystem, we plan to develop the future of the food globally. Our circular economic approach covers the product’s journey beyond consumption. With our global and local network, we lead the way for our entrepreneur clients.


  • Cooperates with people, institutions, and associations in food, agriculture and water sector.

  • Works together with NGOs, IGOs, and governments

  • Grows together with its entrepreneur clients.

  • Knows venture capital and angel investors and gets them together with entrepreneurs for the sustainability of food, agriculture, and water.

  • Works with essential companies in the food sector and provides social and economic development for the industry.


Acceleration Programs #KökStartups

Kök is working for the sustainable future of food systems. They believe that entrepreneurs are the key elements for sustainable development and more effective agri-food systems. Therefore their work is focused on developing interfaces and platforms for entrepreneurs to reach their potential, and beyond.

They build and facilitate acceleration programs with a deep dive to trends, investment reports, and developments from the agri-food industry. They provide and execute up to date curriculums and tailor made training programs for startups to be able to grow and compete on a global scale.

Through their network, their entrepreneurs can reach global markets within Europe, MENA, FSU and APAC regions. They empower them to achieve their goals by providing training, mentorship programs and business development support in direct relationship with their targets for commercialization and their growth.

Corporate Innovation Programs #KökInnovate

Kök's corporate innovation programs bridge between corporations and startups within the food, agriculture, and water sectors. They work together with corporations to strengthen their connections with the startup ecosystems while creating opportunities for companies to innovate and develop the entrepreneurial skillset within their ranks.

They develop and facilitate corporate innovation and entrepreneurship programs to build longlasting relationships within ecosystems, where the integration between startups and companies to become more efficient and versatile.

Social Impact #KökSocial

Agri-food sector has a direct and indirect relationship with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Kök supports social entrepreneurs through their work with a unique approach to the agri-food sector. They work on developing and facilitating entrepreneurship activities that empower entrepreneurs directly to create a sustainable and robust impact, aiming to be a showcase in social and economic development through integration.

Through their activities, they create awareness and empower entrepreneurship communities to take action. Kök gathers entrepreneurs, investors, and consumers together to create inspirational projects for the agri-food sector. Through their network, they work on building strong partnerships with NGO’s to companies, to implement perdurable impact.

They design social entrepreneurship programs aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals for building sustainable future of food, and empowering the initiatives of the entrepreneurs.

Ventures #KökVentures

Kök is the venture studio for the food, agriculture, and water sectors. As an entrepreneurship organization, they have the genes for entrepreneurship in their company DNA. They invest time, team, or capital to the great ideas that will succeed in the agri-food industry.

They build ventures as a sector-specific focus to offer services within the various areas within the agri-food industry. They believe in great ideas; therefore, Kök invests in these ideas to become a reality.


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Tina Schmiers


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