“With Mentorship Programmes such as EIB Export-Up, we can quickly increase Türkiye’s average export price to 3 dollars!”
EIB Export-Up, Türkiye’s first export-oriented mentoring programme for young and women entrepreneurs of Aegean Exporters’ Associations (EIB); TurkishWIN started its second term with the support of the Business World and Sustainable Development Association (SKD Türkiye), EMCC (European Mentoring & Coaching Council), Binyaprak and Endeavour Türkiye.
EIB’s Coordinator Chair Jak Eskinazi points out that although the number of SMEs in Türkiye is around 4 million, the number of exporters is around 120,000.
“We need to reach a level of knowledge that companies can export 30 percent to 50 percent of their products and we need to lay the groundwork for our exports with high value-added products. We can reach our target of 250 thousand exporters by including well-equipped young and female entrepreneurs in exports. Our young and female entrepreneurs will become competent names in exports through programmes such as EIB Export-Up and when they become exporters, our exports of qualified products with added value will boost,” Eskinazi said.
“This needs to become a state policy. Thus, we can quickly increase Türkiye’s average export price from 1.5 dollars to 3 dollars. When we move our average export price to 3 dollars, our current exports will rise to 500 billion dollars,” Eskinazi added.
Eskinazi also reminded that EIB is the first Exporters’ Association to set up a mentoring program in Türkiye and continued his words as follows:
“In the first period of the EIB Export-Up Mentoring Programme, we received intense interest and received very positive feedback. Thanks to EIB Export-Up, our young and female entrepreneurs exported for the first time, made commercial connections with many countries, improved their business processes and expanded their networks. As EIB, our main mission is to support sustainable development. With our motto ‘Exporters of the future believe in the power of experience’, we started the second period of our EIB Export-Up Mentoring Programme with enhanced contents.”