Venture Advisor at European Investment Fund
Startupbootcamp Istanbul Mentor
Duygu Oktem received her BSc in Computer Engineering. She completed her MSc in Information Systems at Middle East Technical University. She worked for The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK). During her years in TUBITAK, she was the national contact point of ICT Clusters at the EU Framework Programs National Coordination Office. She represented Turkey in European ICT Clusters, worked as coordinator between Turkish & European organizations; evaluated ICT project proposals; assisted and trained Turkish ICT firms on innovation and managing multinational R&D projects. Then, she joined Turk Telekom Group in 2009 as R&D Manager, being responsible for international collaborations as well as productization of R&D projects and R&D policy activities. She also designed the startup accelerator program of Turk Telekom’s, PILOTT. She now is a Venture Advisor for the European Investment Fund (EIF).