Aydin Birik

Aydin Birik

New Partner Development & Entrepreneurship Program Management at Turkcell - Partnership & Alliances

Startupbootcamp Istanbul Mentor

B.Sc. Eng. M.Sc. PM,

Graduating from University of Istanbul Electronics Engineering, he started his career Telecommunications at Cisco. After military obligation, he continued his education at City University of New York Baruch Collage with business management certificate degree. Working several areas in USA including real estate and finance as analyst, he returned back to Turkey and worked for Motorola as project analyst. Having experience in youth leadership and program development, he took challenge to be one of the project leaders of the first co-perative education program in Turkey. In very brief period time he created an industry ecosystem and developed long term partnerships with top companies of Turkey. Following CO-OP, he created the entrepreneurship program for Bahcesehir Universit and gave the very first lectures of business model generation and entrepreneurship. With solid experience in ecosystem development and early stage start-up venturing, he accepted the challenge in Turkcell New technology business development department as new business & entrepreneurship professional.

Since then he has been responsible for leverging external innovation ecosystem for Turkcell,working closely with start-ups, universites,accelelerators and NGO’s, aiming entegrating new business ideas to main company. Aydin has expertise in early stage start-up mentoring, business model generation, lean start-up and blue ocean strategy development. He also posses M.Sc degree from North Eastern University in Project Management, and has several memberships including Junior Chamber International (President of JCI Istanbul) , National Business Incubation Association and Toastmasters International.