Bodrum Living Lab is a enabling co-creation environment where innovative products are developed in real life environments and with real users, coordinating all stakeholders of a startup or a project (public, private sector, universities and local citizens).
The idea of Bodrum Living Lab (BoLL) emerged with the long-term relocation of many important actors of the Turkish entrepreneurship ecosystem to Bodrum during the pandemic. Some of these entrepreneurs are from Bodrum Entrepreneurship Inc. (helo! Bodrum) (www.helo.land)
With the leadership of Ersin Pamuksüzer and the support of many stakeholders such as Bodrum Municipality, Bodrum Living Lab has started to operate.
BoLL’s quest to become a life laboratory is built on a foundation laid by many supporters who are part of it:
- Startupbootcamp Istanbul – 2013(Acquired by Starters Hub in 2015)
- Basaksehir-living lab
- StartersHub – 2015
- Mentor Effect – 2017
- Angel Effect – 2018
- Hi World 2020
Founders Ersin Pamuksüzer, Bahçeşehir University, MV Holding, Gedik Investment and other “new economy” pioneers have laid the foundations of many similar initiatives in the past. Since the founding of Startupbootcamp, 100 startup projects have been accelerated and users have partnered with various stakeholders.
All these projects have gone through the project creation processes of Living Labs, from presentation to stakeholders to MVP creation. In addition, since 2015, our mentoring and angel investment network has been established to launch successful startups and guide entrepreneurs, and continues within BoLL.
After the success of Başakşehir Living Lab and StartersHub, it was time to use the same experience to establish BoLL in 2020 and create value in Bodrum.