Launched by Boyner Foundation in 2015, Buluşum was established as a web-based platform supporting social entrepreneurs and aiming to promote and expand strategic donation, while being a social enterprise itself at the same time.
BULUŞUM is a platform “breathing life” into social enterprises, through which projects that will provide benefits for the community.
The purpose of Buluşum is to take the social entrepreneurs saying “I have an invention” by the hand and to give them courage to start. The most important criterion to load a project to and to receive support from Buluşum is to have a project that will provide social benefits.
Buluşum is different from the other platforms by its funding model and works with a hybrid model combining the classical scheme under which companies provide funds for social entrepreneurs and the mass funding approach under which individual donors support social projects. Exactly, ten social initiatives were supported and put into action at Buluşum platform and a total support of TRY 375 thousand was provided in 2017.