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ID 1936

Erol Ahmed

Craftsman & Culturalist.
http://zafer.me/blog

ID 111541

Berkman Cavusoglu

Co-founder at driveyoyo.com.Partner at @voneks; business consultancy start-up.Ex-VP of DIGITURK;Turkey's biggest pay-TV operator.

ID 121315

Onur Alp Soner

Founder @countly. Full stack developer. Currently in a close relationship with Node.js and MongoDB.

ID 30302

Habib Haddad

Investor

Angel, Entrepreneur, VC. CEO of @wamda, Founder of @yamli, YallaStartup, Young Global Leader
http://www.h4b1b.com

ID 79364

Emre Sokullu

Bogazici (Turkey) dropout, founded & sold Turkix at the age of 21, came to the US for an internship at @princeton-university,, wrote for RWW, founded @grou-ps
http://www.emresokullu.com

ID 31298

Matthias Metternich

Co-founder of @believe-in & @brave-is, formerly Client Partner @akqa, Managing Partner @poke-istanbul
http://matthiasmetternich.com

ID 72401

Ulf Waschbusch

Founder Placety, GM / Mobile Head SGN, Chief of Product Garena, Director Mobile Myspace, PMM Google Mobile, Stanford MBA, Berkeley CS
http://blog.ulfw.com

ID 58017

Arda Kutsal

Investor

Founder @webrazzi, Ventures.co • Investor @naytev @rigetti-quantum-computing-1 @ginkgo-bioworks
http://www.webrazzi.com

ID 92612

Ozer Dolekoglu

Co-Founder of @limk. Building a smarter content marketing platform for future. Part of @startupchile & @rockstart. Obsessed about design, UX - UI.
http://www.neticat.com/

ID 45812

Ihsan Tayfun Uslu

Investor

Founder @sefamerve • Investor @crew, @boni • Advisor at @sailturbine • Studied at @cornell-university, @rochester-institute-of-technology, blog at tauslu.com
http://www.tauslu.com

ID 164748

Andrew Hyde

Founder @startupweekend • Worked at @techstars, @hackfwd • Studied at @johnson-wales-university

ID 355938

Levent Cem Aydan

Founder of @oblogi : World's 1st Smart Network. Serial Entrepreneur, Growth Hacker, Crowdsourcing Fanatic.

ID 5614

Oguz Serdar

Co-founder of @limk. Self taught, full-stack developer since he was 14. Formerly writer for @the-next-web. Judge @startupchile. @rockstart alumni.
http://oguz.me/

ID 217477

Kaan Karamanci

Investor

Seed & Early stage investor and founder. Previously @hunch, @sulia • Studied at @massachusetts-institute-of-technology

ID 58836

Bulent Tekmen

Investor

Entrepreneur, Angel investor

ID 527941

Hilal Koc

Worked at @credit-suisse @google @accenture • Studied at @emory-university @university-of-michigan-ross-school-of-business-1

ID 268458

Heather R Morgan

Economist, Writer & Globetrotter. Cold emails are my superpower. @500startups
http://hongkongandbeyond.com

ID 34474

Nihan Colak Erol

Co-founder and Vice President of @enuygun.com. Former founder of cember.net, Turkey’s first online business networking platform.

ID 10692

Kaan Aykac

Founder @gezlong, @stanford-graduate-school-of-business MBA, Fulbright Scholar, @bilkent-university EE. Marketing @ HipDigitall, @facebook. International sales @koc-holdings

ID 36291

Efe Cakarel

Investor

Founder of @mubi. Worked at Goldman Sachs and SAP. @massachusetts-institute-of-technology BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 1998. Stanford MBA 2005.
http://cakarel.com

ID 306917

Hakki Altuntaş


ID 20854

Erden Asena

Founder

ID 180809

Orkun Sahmali

Co-founder, CEO and Chief Juggler at Parlakbirgelecek.com

ID 129433

Volkan Karabacak

Founder @universite-plus Studied at @harvard-university, @university-of-cambridge

ID 32540

Gordon Quinn

Co-Founder of Addo and iPic Innovations; Former VP/GM IP Communications, Nortel; Former VP SoftSwitch Technology, Nortel; $150MM Global P&L Ownership.

ID 73166

Mustafa Ergen

Investor

Investor, Executive, Academic, Entrepreneur

ID 436969

Ali Halabi

Founder & CEO at Volt • Ex- @procter-gamble-2 • Studied at @lebanese-american-university

ID 262090

Startupbootcamp

Startupbootcamp is a global network of industry focused startup accelerators.
http://www.startupbootcamp.org/blog.html

ID 33328

Hulya Karaerkek Kahveci

Co-founder/GM of ARDIC, Inc. Secured private investments & government grants of approx $1MM. Asia-Pac business development experience with @microsoft.

ID 115095

Ozgur Alaz

Investor

Entrepreneur / Lifehacker. Creating radically better futures with marketing. Cofounder of @promoqube @usefulideasnet
http://www.ozguralaz.com

ID 200738

Victor Bodin

Founder @unioncy, DesignLocks & Eleseri. Online background with execution skills (@rocket-internet). Business background (M&A @jp-morgan, Strategy Consulting)

ID 95810

Haymi Behar

Investor

Head of Online Marketing Solutions at Hurriyet Co-Founder @ Boomads & Tipeez.com Launched in 2011 Boomads is the largest SMP/blog network in TR & growing fast in Europe. Launched in 2009 Tipeez has quickly become the largest online Tween Community in Turk
http://www.haymibehar.com

ID 48508

Bora Savas

Investor

Investment partner at Netprice.com, serial entrepreneur. EIR at Beenos.com My previous startup (cloudshop.jp) is acquired by Aucfan.com which is Japan's largest product-price data analysis company.
http://beenos.com

ID 96476

Ersan Özer

Founder of @youlike.com, @uzmantv.com, @itiraf-com and city based dating network, @istanbul-net, @ankara-net, @izmir-net.
http://www.sitesahibi.com

ID 239213

Deyan Dimitrov

Founder of @unioncy. Strongly execution focused serial entrepreneur. Worked at @rocket-internet, @wimdu-gmbh-deleted, @philips, and @ericsson

ID 231776

Parham Beheshti

Founder @instapio Focused on telecom sector

ID 32631

Tunc Kahveci

Serial entrepreneur, Co-founder ARDIC, Co-founder iPic Innovations, Founder of Nortel’s Beijing R&D campus (~700 people). Several patents.

ID 4113

Erol Degim

Investor

Co-Founder of Armut.com. Product & tech development, with strong business & finance background (BCG, UBS, KOÇ)

ID 311269

Baran Dilber

Founder @grupanya

ID 99480

Burak Arikan

Machine readable artist and entrepreneur. Alum @massachusetts-institute-of-technology Media Lab.
http://burak-arikan.com/blog

ID 305205

Halil Köklü

Team builder and techical leader. Head of Ecommerce Tech @broadmargins. Once @koding. Ex-CTO @namshi.
http://www.koklu.me

ID 55123

Faruk Erdogan

Founder @egitimonline (acquired by Doga Group)
http://www.farukerdogan.com

ID 406152

Cem Hurturk

Investor

Co-founder at Sendloop.com and Octeth.com. Founded and sold PreviewMyEmail.com to SMTP, Inc.
http://sendloop.com/blog/

ID 59504

Serkan Köse

Entrepreneur, Engineer, Human, Co-Founder of inploid.com (https://angel.co/inploid), http://www.inploid.com/serkan
http://www.inploid.com/serkan/posts/

ID 112442

Erman Taylan

PM and Writer @webrazzi • ex Cofounder at Emanova Digital • Worked @turkcell, @bilende @tart-new-media • Studied at @istanbul-bilgi-university-1, @kad-r-has-university
http://www.erman.me/

ID 5881

Serkan Ünsal

Investor

Co-founder of @dakick.com (Acquired by Turkcell). Author of two books about entrepreneurship
http://trscope.com

ID 400768

Burak Hatipoglu

Founder @giycem-com-1, @grupfoni-com

ID 67892

Fatih Guner

Founder of the leading turkish social media blog sosyalmedya.co, Consultant on Digital Marketing, Public Speaker
http://sosyalmedya.co

ID 91662

Goktug Okan Oguz

Investor

Founder of @unnado, leading flash sales site for moms and babies in Turkey. Recently exited unnado.com • Worked at @microsoft, @sony as sales and marketing mgr.

ID 130826

Altug Acar

Strong experience in mobile & internet. Director of Services & Bus. Dev. @turkcell. Director of Product Mngmt. @Semotus Solutions. Senior analyst @red-herring

ID 236986

Arif B.

Investor

Founder @limocell, @arfsoft • Investor @limocell

ID 79689

Veli Hazar

Co-founder @istanbul-1

ID 302220

Rostem Hairedin

Founder Selfish • Worked at @turkcell, @teliasonera, @frumatic

ID 151248

Peri Kadaster

Head of Strategy & Marketing in Mobile Commerce. Product marketing, mobile user acquisition, analytics, branding, PR, BD, strategy. McKinsey, HBS MBA, Duke.

ID 284293

Damla Kılıçarslan

Founder & CEO @ Cardino Lead R&D Engineer @ Turk Telekom MSc / BSc Electrical and Computer Engineering

ID 278326

Burak OZYIGIT

Investor

Dreamer, Investor, Enterpreneur, Chairman of MCD Technology Investments, Founder of @markaport @chasecall @vudubu @myvezne

ID 119561

Usame Döner

Management Student at Bogazici University, Co-Founder of @democratus, FounderEx-President of Bogazıcı Student Association,

ID 346462

Enrike Nurmammadov

Founder @eepay • Studied at @firat-university

ID 42612

Ant Ekşiler

ex-Deloitte, Lead Front-End Developer @ Nexum, Elite Author @ Themeforest, Founder @aktivito.com
http://www.turkhitbox.com

ID 132952

Özgür (Oscar) Bayraktar

Investor

Bayraktar & Partners, Forbes, Harvard Business Review.

ID 150426

Mujdat Ayoguz

OSI Stack traveller with Nortel, FORE and @laurel-networks. Recently advised telcos on technology and biz strategy & execution. Woisio maker these days.
http://blog.woisio.com

ID 496186

Muge Cevik

Entrepreneur, Computer Engineer, Graduated from @istanbul-technical-university

ID 67748

Emre Eren

Founder of SambaPOS. Developing software for more than 15 years and working on SambaPOS project for 3 years.

ID 92322

Shibo Xu

Unemployed entrepreneur #818. Worked in digital agencies: HUGE and Ekohe. Founder of The Confessional: a series of private and anonymous communities.

ID 320309

Betül Yıldız

Founder KadınımMutluyum.com • Worked at @ontarget-digital-solutions, @evmanya-com • Studied at @marmara-university
http://kadinimmutluyum.com

ID 178358

Adnan Veysel Ertemel (PhD)

Founder @whom2go @persona(2003-) • Computer Engineer with PhD in Marketing, Worked at @turkcell, @telenity •Digital MR'g&Lean Instructor @bahcesehir-university
http://adnanertemel.wordpress.com

ID 121038

Muhtarcan Goktas

He is CTO of Boomset

ID 358701

Gursel Mandaci - Entrepreneur

Founded SahibindenEv.com , then founded EmlakFinans.com and LuksEvler.com.

ID 122728

Erdal Bezaroglu

Internet Entrepreneur & Consultant from NYC. Believes CREATiViTY is the main source of iNNOVATiON. Adding VALUE & MEANiNG to SOCEiTY = ULTiMATE SUCCESS

ID 501319

Egehan Gürcan

Co-Founder Mobidik.com

ID 63026

Emre Şahin

Founder and CEO of SocialBulls

ID 259453

Emre Sen

Founded MUViZi - Studied @chemical-engineering @istanbul-technical-university & @international-business @maastricht-university

ID 523665

Emre Gonul

Investor

Founder @goano • Studied at @american-intercontinental-university

ID 86976

Mert Giray ILHAN

Strategy Consultant - advising top management of private equity and pharmaceutical firms

ID 157113

Murat Hakan PATIR

Entrepreneur, Business Developer, Advisor, Experience Linker @bizimleye-1 @tastingmenu

ID 155585

S. Binici

Worked at @ibm, @deloitte-consulting • Studied at @mit-sloan-school-of-management

ID 103512

Onur Şentüre

co-founder and cpo of @gonna , computer engineer, ux/ui designer. http://getgonna.com
http://w00f.org

ID 181325

M.Gökay Borulday

Co-Founder of Giysicini. I am a tech-freak.

ID 67298

Jerrol Spier

Recruiting Sports & Gaming Leaders.
http://www.mrspier.com

ID 46361

Mehmet Sen

Co-Founder of @yetiket.com. People define their own trends around mutual interests with different people.

ID 120616

Umut Senoglu

Founder&CEO at @showroom34. Analist & Developer & Consultant ERP project at Fashion industry.

ID 195931

Can Karatoprak

Co-Founder @youlike

ID 118951

Ilker Ustuner

Co-Founder @luxybox-1 (CTO/CFO). Worked at @citibank for 10 years (Turkey&Russia). BA in Computer Engineering, MBA on E-commerce. Internet entrepreneur since 2009.

ID 203574

Omer Ucer

Investor

CEO & Founder of FutbolBurada • Worked at @ernst-young • Studied at @university-of-virginia
http://omerucer.com

ID 309795

Mehmet Tatari

Founder CareerDubai.net

ID 406201

Zihni Turgut Guneri

Investor

Founder Guneri Investment Holdings LLC , @fountains-recovery-llc • Studied at @concordia-university, @beykent-university

ID 284330

Yigit Can Oren


ID 181447

Didem Yeni

Co Founder of @giysicini.

ID 436705

Celik Oren

Founder @benimmagazam, ininal • Worked at @esas-holding-esasli-as, @obacay-pazarlama-a

ID 318926

Ali Kutay Yarali

Co-Founder Managing Director at Wallept

ID 83527

Rick Shant Köletavitoğlu

Mobile Advertising, International Business & Start-up Experience
http://sandboxistanbul.com

ID 495457

Fatih Arslan

Founder @geliyoo • Studied at @texas-tech-university
http://forum.geliyoo.com

ID 401314

Altay Tinar

Founder and Managing Director @eniyihekim-com • Worked at @astrazeneca • Studied MBA at @university-of-manchester

ID 312880

Çağatay Yüksel

Founder @koinim • Worked at @koding, @rocket-internet, @markafoni • Studied at @istanbul-technical-university

ID 138659

Ziya Cemre Kutluay

Idea farmer, team builder, co-founder.
http://teknolab.org

ID 505443

Cüneyt Yeşilkaya

Co-Founder @livitol @fiyatdegisticom Worked at Turkcell, Obss, Eteration, Onur Yazılım Studied at Dokuz Eylül University
http://cyesilkaya.wordpress.com/

ID 489711

Khaoula

Aspiring web developer and designer, Visited Google in Mountain View and adored the T-rex and the small gardens.
http://thebookexperience.tumblr.com

ID 379806

Serkan Haşlak

Co-founder @hizliceviri

ID 252942

Murat Uğur Kurt

Co-Founder, Clover Game Studio

ID 462908

Onur Atahan

The Biggest Dude!

ID 147869

Vedat Engin

Founder Reporty • Worked at @vodafone, @baxter-international • Studied at @bogazici-university

ID 284136

Ilgaz Sumnulu

Founder and CTO of Fikrimuhal Teknolojiler

ID 117912

Burak Volkan Coskun

Founder/CEO of Walk-in Apps, Inc. Worked at @fidelity-invesments, @hunt-oil • Studied at @midwestern-state-university

ID 372506

Andre Rabanea

Founder & Creative Ideator at TORKE+CC (creative agency), Founder at Billy The Group (venture capital)
http://www.billythegroup.com

ID 132924

Kubilay Bayraktar

Founder soorses.com • Worked at @obase-software,intronis,pirelli • Studied at @sakarya-university UNIVERSITY

ID 126401

Sarp Erdag

iOS Developer and Entrepreneur. Founder of @apperto. Developer of @piclab and @vidlab-video-editor

ID 95840

Taner Yildirim

Co-founder of @gonnasphere. Entrepreneur, Musician, DJ and Computer Engineer. Mass producer.

ID 133791

Cetin Yilmaz


ID 272565

Mehmet Yaman

istanbul un 2003 cs, bahcesehir uni mba, worked @CGM,@sony ,@telenity ,@Jforce, self starter, believing to success and passionate entrepreneur

ID 283665

Madeleine Babilie


ID 209881

Yasemin

American/Turkish. Speaks 4 languages. Durham University Business Finance Graduate. Business development consultant with international experience.

ID 156051

Oğuzhan YILMAZ

Founder MaestroPanel, Software Developer, Hosting Automation
http://blog.oguzhan.info

ID 465683

Kevin Campbell

Founder Trans Global Connect @EIU @UIUC

ID 88748

Samican Tandoğdu

CEO of Fikrimuhal, finance background (PwC Corporate Finance) and front-end experience.

ID 482366

Cenk Duran

Founder Ehil.com • Studied at @baruch-college
http://www.cenkduran.com

ID 125385

Recep Asar

Pimarks Event Management - Founder & CEO
http://www.recepasar.com

ID 804771

Semih Tekten

Founder actures.com • Studied at @bogazici-university

ID 276815

Suleyman Melikoglu

Founder @zulamobile
http://www.laplacesdemon.com/

ID 240573

Mehmet Ozkanoglu

Co-founder of BeFunky

ID 91114

Orhan

Founder @eviniz, @baytuk • Studied at @istanbul-technical-university

ID 193012

Enes Tanrıöver

Enterpreneur and Web/Mobile Developer

ID 74446

Hayri Genc

Co-Founder of @unistaj. Student at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey.
http://www.hayrigenc.com

ID 82654

Sefa Arslan

Co-Founder&Editor (@sanatt), MIS (@Kadir Has Uni), Int. Business (@HTW Berlin), eCommerce, WebDesign, Photography (http://t.co/0iPikpCf)...
http://sefaarslan.wordpress.com

ID 134743

Ahmet AYGÜN

Founder Uniborn, Şarz • Worked at @mappiness, @copypanthers • Studied at @istanbul-kultur-university

ID 107303

Burak Kaynak

Founder @ @playwho // Multi-disciplinary designer, artist and entrepreneur.

ID 46031

Can Erdoğan

Founder @sosyal-gazete, @wopsy • Worked at @h2b-internet-technologies, @efabrika
http://blog.canerdogan.net

ID 163850

Kaan Senol

Founder/CEO Kargoweb•First online shipping service in Turkey. Master in Shipping Management. Strong market background. Worked at @wilhelmsen-maritime-services

ID 340098

Semih Çolakis


http://colakis.tumblr.com

ID 114975

Nubi Kay

Internet Entrepreneur and Social Media Strategist. MSc iBusiness - Innovation through ICT at UCD Smurfit Business School 2013/14
http://nubikay.wordpress.com

ID 524629

Taci Yalcin

Worked at @leo-burnett, @41-29 • Studied at @middle-east-technical-university

ID 5336

Dimitar Manevski

Co-founder and CTO @parlakbirgelecek-com

ID 91968

Altug Beser

Co-Founder at Firrla & Go220

ID 115152

Ekim Yardımlı


ID 517148

Hakan ERDOGAN

Founder of http://www.optimistpayments.com & http://www.odemesistemleri.org & http://www.surprizbul.com - Deep experience in E-commerce & Payment Systems
http://www.odemesistemleri.org/

ID 312879

Mehmet Melih Karcı

Founder @koinim, @cokhos-1 • Worked at @rocket-internet • Studied at @istanbul-technical-university

ID 82217

Fatih Dönmez

Software Engineer, Entrepreneur, Gym Addict
http://www.fatihdonmez.me

ID 421851

Çağdaş Kurultay Kalkan

CEO of Dominox Studio. Founder of Unikolay.
http://www.cagdaskurultaykalkan.com

ID 127292

Burak SAHIN

Simply a web developer with e-commerce exprience

ID 165861

İbrahim Yılmaz

MSc Student @galatasaray-university. Founder udescribe.me, Solid Engineering Background • Studied at @ege-university,

ID 166465

Mertcan İşler

Entrepreneur and Blogger - Founder @is-taxi

ID 494365

Mustafa Özcan

CEO & Founder at superguc.com
http://www.mustafaozcan.info/blog/

ID 58890

Mustafa ALKAN

Social Media Analyst
http://hakperest.org

ID 178034

Eftal GEZER

Founder @sorarlar, @eftal-gezer-blog • Worked at @baba-giri-im-1
http://eftalgezer.blogspot.com

ID 69443

Atilla Coskun

Team member of @a-a-project-office.

ID 121217

ortagiz.biz

#crowdsourcing #crowdfunding
http://www.ortagiz.biz

ID 205890

Jeffrey Oduma

With executive experience in project management and marketing, Jeffrey Oduma currently serves as NURUS Regional Sales and Project Manager.
http://jeffreyoduma.wordpress.com/

ID 442113

ilyas kuzu

Investor

Co-Founder @weople

ID 270694

Adem Çakmakçı

Founder Lucror • Worked at @sony, @foreks @Nexum @Anadolu Sigorta @MetGlobal. Experienced in IT industry in different positions mostly on business analysis.

ID 13614

Mesut Darendeli

Investor

CEO and President @rhxo-technology-group Founder @reklampazar
http://www.mesutdarendeli.com

ID 87227

Kaan Tz

Co-Founder @veslabs

ID 462489

Samet Okuv

Studied at @trakya-university

ID 243739

Marwan Ayoub

Founder Pizzamente • Worked at @philips, @euro-rscg

ID 356127

ajansbasvuru


http://ajanskayit.com

ID 115492

Murat Goldstayn

Investor

Worked at @alarko-development-group, Bolge Direktoru @remax. Investor @ea-real-estate, @som-appraisal, @prestigious-properties.

ID 47084

Bulent Tezcan

IT professional/entrepreneur. Internet, mobile, e-commerce applications.

ID 63123

Burak AYDIK

Founder @dooing

ID 89965

Onur Onat

Founder of @viraltrend.com

ID 93860

Vehbi Öztürk

Founder of @tusulog.com. Entrepreneur, lean startup, interaction design

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