Director at Sabanci University SUCOOL Pre-incubation Centre
Startupbootcamp Istanbul Mentor
Kutlu Kazanci graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering with distinction in 2000. Kutlu then worked in investment banking for JPMorgan and BCP Securities in New York until 2005 and gained experience analyzing companies from a financial and strategic point of view. Following a one year assignment as a research analyst to the World Bank Jakarta, Kutlu returned to Turkey to join the founding team of Endeavor’s Turkey office from 2006 to 2008. Endeavor is an international NGO that supports entrepreneurs in developing countries. Since 2009, Kutlu has been providing lean transformation services via his consulting company Endogen. In 2010, Kutlu cofounded We-decide, a Danish Turkish company that offers group innovation and decision making platforms. In 2011, Kutlu was one of the founders of Galata Angel Investment Club. In 2012, Kutlu launched Founder Institute Turkey and has been running it. In 2013, Kutlu joined Sabanci University Entrepreneurship Committee as director to coordinate the entrepreneurship and pre-incubation activites.