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Received 99Percent 2012 Award

“The Courage to Create a Business” design-driven entrepreneurship and innovation concept was designed in 2008. Since then, I have been teaching the concept in Bogazici University and Bilgi University MBA programs. Ever year, I have added different components to the … Continue reading

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Design can Save the Planet by Award-winning Journalist Simran Sethi

Simran Sethi an award-winning journalist and associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications will be our guest speaker on May 7th, 2012.  She will talk on sustainability and design driven approach for entrepreneurs which are quite challenging topics in … Continue reading

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Necati Özkan, Founder and President of Oyku / Dialogue International

Necati Özkan is a senior entrepreneur and definitely a first-timer in several areas in Turkish business world.  During our lunch meeting,  I was delighted to learn the way that he designs his businesses. His talk in our entrepreneurship class will … Continue reading

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A Design Entrepreneur Engin Erdogan, Founder of Itemology, X- IDEO Consultant

We start 2012 Spring class at Bilgi University MBA program with our guest speaker Engin Erdogan from New York City,US. Engin is a NY based entrepreneur. He recently founded his company Itemology, an early stage web service startup, where users create … Continue reading

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An Entrepreneurial Shift in Culinary World from Turkey

 Mehmet Aksel is a serial-entrepreneur and the founder of Mutfak Sanatları Akademisi (MSA-Culinary Arts Academy).  He was recently awarded the 2010 International Endeavor “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. The academy has over 2000 graduates nationwide who went on to join professional kitchens or become … Continue reading

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Dick Spring, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland is the first guest speaker of 2010 Fall Class

We are delighted to have Dick Spring, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland and Executive Vice-Chairman of FEXCO as the first guest speaker of 2010 Fall class.  Ireland has been a success case in the world where many incubation centers and techno-parks are formed … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship from different perspectives by Ziya G. Boyacigiller

Ziya G. Boyacigiller, Investor/Entrepreneur/Mentor makes early-stage investments in innovative technology-driven start-up companies (in Silicon Valley and Istanbul) and works with the founding teams to help grow their companies (USA: Formative Ventures, Aeroprise, FusionOps… Turkey: AirTies, Artesis, Vistek,…).  He is a consulting … Continue reading

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