Entrepreneur Incubation Application

The Livelihoods Innovation through Food Entrepreneurship (LIFE) Program seeks to support members of the refugee and host community in Turkey develop sustainable livelihoods in the food industry. With two food enterprise centers (FECs), one in Istanbul and one in Mersin, our objective is to help support you plan, launch and improve your food-based business.

Entrepreneurs who join the LIFE Project become Members of the LIFE Food Enterprise Center (FEC) and commit to four months of business incubation. The incubation experience includies 60 hours of in-class training and business support services including mentorship, information about business registration, access to finance, and much more. Members are encouraged to use the FEC to develop and grow their businesses, taking advantage of the commercial-grade kitchen, and space for meetings, events and co-working. 

The LIFE Project is free of charge for participating entrepreneurs.

Basic information
*Required fields
Legal Name *
Legal Name
Mobile phone *
Mobile phone
Business phone
Business phone
Gender *
Do you require childcare in order to participate? *
Availability (days) *
Please check all days you are available to come to the LIFE Food Enterprise Center.
Availability (times) *
Please check all times you are available to come to the LIFE Food Enterprise Center
E.g., Monday, 5:30 - 7:30 PM Wednesday, 12-2 PM, 8-10 PM Thursday, 8-11 AM Friday, 3-6 PM
Relevant skills and experience
We recognize that entrepreneurs come from different backgrounds and with different talents. We want all of our participants to become successful business people. Please fill in this section as best as you can. This will enable us to better serve your needs and build your skills.
How did you hear about LIFE?
If other, please explain.
Professional Information
We look forward to serving entrepreneurs that have different levels of experience. From participants who are just starting out and have no business skills to seasoned entrepreneurs who want to improve their capacity and expand their businesses. Please update us about the current status of your business or future plans.
Where are you in the process of starting your business? *
(If applicable)
Company type *
If other, please describe.
Is this your first food business? *
Please provide dates if possible.
Do you have any employees? *
If yes, how many?
How many employees are full-time and how many are part-time?
Do you need assistance finding employees? *
Do you require office space? *
Current annual revenue: *