Intouch, which turned from a good idea out of OBSS into a successful start-up in 2021, became one of the 15 startups included in the Innogate International Venture Acceleration Program, which is an important lever for globalization.
Innogate provides special training, coaching and consultancy that enables successful Turkish technology companies to become competitive in global markets, providing the opportunity to bring together potential global customers, investors and business partners in the next stage. As one of the 15 startups included in the Innogate program, Intouch will take firm steps forward in its goal of growing abroad after Turkiye.
intouch is one of the successful social interaction startups from Turkiye that helps people who are part of a community to increase their visibility and interaction among themselves. It appears as a social communication application that provides employee belonging and the development of company culture by increasing interaction especially in remote and hybrid working models that have come to the forefront with the pandemic. In addition, it enables individuals to be more visible, share and stay updated in communities of different sizes (sports teams, social responsibility volunteering, various clubs, etc.) that come together according to their hobbies or interests.
Intouch mobile application, which is used by companies to improve internal communication, has more than 10,000 users from 5 different companies, photos, videos, documents can be shared, announcements and events can be shared through a single platform, working groups or social groups can be created to interact with other people in the community.
With its features that support the feedback culture, Intouch can increase users’ belonging in communities with more transparent, open and sincere communication. Its features supported by gamification and artificial intelligence make a difference.
Secil Kavas Akkose, who has been working at OBSS since 2015 and has a background in Mathematics and Industrial Engineering, states that Intouch emerged in 2017 with the idea of creating a transparent and “living” platform where individuals can express themselves easily, reach people in the community easily, announcements can be delivered instantly and directly to all users, and feedback about a topic or person can be shared quickly. Secil Kavas Akkose is leading Intouch, which has been on its way as a start-up since 2021, as the founding partner and CEO.
Secil Kavas Akkose, Co-Founder and CEO of intouch, explains the differentiating aspects of entrepreneurship and Intouch: “As a female engineer, female entrepreneur and CEO, I am very proud that Intouch is among the technological startups with high potential coming out of Turkiye. I am aware of how important it is for Intouch and I to constantly improve ourselves, especially in an environment where continuous innovation and development in technology is critical, and we are ready for this challenging journey. I believe Innogate will add great value to us in expanding into the UK market.”
Source: Egirisim / Translated by Irem Yildiz