Serial Entrepreneur & Founder of Tikle
Startupbootcamp Istanbul Mentor
Bora Sahinoglu completed his undergraduate and graduate studies in Belgium. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Master degree in Computer Engineering and Business Administration from the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons.
In 1989, Sahinoglu joined GIB Group, Belgium’s largest retail store chain. Between 1992-1996, Sahinoglu worked as a Vice President and member of board for Öztüre Kimtas (Izmir), a joint venture between Carmeuse Group (Belgium) – worldwide 2nd largest lime producer – and Öztüre Holding (Turkey).
Bora Sahinoglu moved to Istanbul in 1994, and became partner of Netsis a major Turkish ERP software company where he held the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
In 1999 he left Netsis and founded Tikle a technology company developing Internet and mobile Internet solutions. Tikle has become a success story and one of the most recognizable brand in the Turkish mobile service market. Today Tikle is the market leader in the mobile services business working in active partnership with the three Turkish mobile operators: Turkcell, Vodafone and Avea.
Bora Sahinoglu’s entrepreneurial drives continues, founding technology and sales companies in Turkey and abroad.
Bora Sahinoglu is married and has two daughters.