entreprenuer

I question things a lot and have a huge motivation when it comes to disrupting the status quo. And since I have an entrepreneurial spirit, I have started at least a dozen startups so far. Here is a short story.

I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a major in Electrical & Computer Engineering and a minor in Computer Science in 2010. After graduation, I got a job as a software developer at Pozitron (later acquired by Monitise) in Istanbul, Turkey. After quitting my job at Pozitron, I joined a startup called Popkop as founding CTO. It was a location based messaging application. Although we acquired more than 10k users in a very short time, we couldn't establish a sustainable business model. After a full time position and a couple of startup attempts, I got a job at Bosch Research Center in Silicon Valley.

In 2014, I decided to move back to Turkey to launch Portöyist, a fin-tech application that allows people easily track their investments. Then obviously we needed an office in Istanbul. During our office search, one thing led to another and I founded Kolektif House, a co-working space based in Istanbul, Turkey with my two other co-founders.

Shortly after founding Kolektif House, I saw a huge knowledge and experience gap in tech. This led me to start Kolektif Labs, A tech consultancy company.

I am also a big fan of side projects. You can follow my current on going projects via clicking the button below. I'd love to hear, if you have any feedback on them!