What is Microfon?
Founded in 2016, Microfon is an enterprise that works in the areas of financing, education and career to empower the youth. Our work as Microfon focuses on providing support to young people in their education and careers, so they can attain necessary qualifications and build their futures on a solid foundation. Through technology, we bring young people of different backgrounds and facilities together under equal terms at a single platform. To date, we’ve helped 100 million Turkish Liras worth of financial support reach thousands of young people. We’ve also ensured 50 thousand people benefited from education and career opportunities.
We set out on our journey in 2016 as E-Bursum(our former name) to transform the scholarship sector. Our dream was a more honest, equitable and transparentsector where institutions managed their scholarship systems digitally; so we built this system and expanded in the area of education financing. We created the first education-oriented crowdfunding platform in Turkey where students could constitute their own financing with the support of the individuals. We organized trainings and programs to let the students achieve necessary qualifications in various areas equally. Today, our support isn’t limited to their education because we continue to have their back after graduation by providing job and internship opportunities. Each day, we reinvent and renovate ourselves. As of December 2021, we have a new name and a new image.
Why We Felt the Need to Change
During the development process of E-Bursum which we founded due to a major necessity in the scholarship sector, we also worked to find solutions to young people’s other needs. We became a huge youth platform once we began to offer education and career opportunities in addition to finding solutions to their financial needs.Now that we were this growing and evolving community, we realized our name didn’t reflect us thoroughly. That’s why we changed both our name and our brand image. Now we’re here as brand new Microfon!