New York University, 2022-present
Visiting Professor, Stern Business School
Bogazici University, 2015-present
Assistant Professor, International Trade Department
Coordinator, International Competition & Trade Executive Degree Graduate Program
Courses: Marketing, International Marketing, Research Methods, E-commerce, Entrepreneurship, Innovation
Stanford University, CA, 2016
Visiting Researcher, Center for Design Research
University of California at Berkeley, CA, 2014-2015
Visiting Research Scholar, Political Science Department and Haas Business School
Istanbul Technical University, 2013-2015
Assistant Professor, Management Engineering Department
Courses: Marketing Management, New Product Design and Innovation, E-Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Bilgi University, Istanbul 2015-present
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Marka Okulu
Courses: Strategic Thinking and Innovation
Investor (2021 – present)
Startupfon Venture Capital Fund
Venture Partner, fundraiser and Investment Board member.
Startupfon is an early-stage Venture Capital fund established in the Netherlands and operating in Türkiye. It has so far invested in 13 companies including Colendi, Kunduz, Scoutium, Deliversai, Atlas Space, Easy Cep, Ekos, Buybuddy, Hedge and Artifika.
Finfree (Fintech), Saparda (Micro SaaS), Chex (Fintech), Finrix (Fintech), Maxmoney (Gaming), Modaloop (P2P marketplace), Atlas Space (Metaverse), Bosforas (B2B ecommerce)
Mentor (2012 – present)
Deniz Akvaryum, Work up İş Bank, Startup Bootcamp at StartersHub, Etohum and many others.
Director (2015 – present)
Boğaaziçi University Bright Center for Entrepreneurship
Bright Center is the main entrepreneurial hub at Bogazici University aiming to foster entrepreneurship as a mindset and life skill among students, provide knowledge and network to entrepreneurs and work with corporates for them to become more entrepreneurial. Impact report
Board Member (2015 – present)
Boğaziçi University Innovation Center
Program coordinator of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate program.
Board Member (2017 – present)
Boğaziçi University Technopark
Board Member (2020 – present)
Boğaziçi University Life Long Learning Center
Academic Advisory Board Member
Endeavor (2015 – present)
GEN - Global Entrepreneurship Network (2021 – present)
TV Host and Producer
BloombergHT (2017 – 2020)
Prepared and presented almost 200 episodes with leading entrepreneurs, investors and opinion leaders about the world of entrepreneurship with some episodes in Bloomberg San Francisco.
Boğaziçi University, Faculty of Managerial Sciences (2013 – present)
Extensive teaching experience in executive, graduate and undergraduate programs. Developing innovative curriculum with real life case studies and prominent guest lecturers in the subjects of e- commerce, digital marketing, strategic thinking, entrepreneurship, marketing and innovation.
Co-founder and CEO
Cepkod, Boğaziçi University Kosgeb Technology Development Center (2008 – 2010) Innovative mobile marketing service utilizing the first commercial use of QR codes in Türkiye, partnering with Turkcell and Microsoft.
Cicekkurye (2007-2008) Online flower delivery service.
Kindo / MyHeritage, London based start-up (2007 – 2009)
Family social networking service with high profile investors which led to an acquisition by a larger company in less than a year.
Head of Innovation
Procter & Gamble (2004 – 2007)