Europe ● Turkey

Istanbul Hub

Istanbul Hub is a group of extraordinary young people representing what’s good about the Turkish youth: vibrant, visionary and passionate for local impact. Already doing amazing works in their respective fields such as law, art, academia, NGO, sports, press and business, Istanbul Shapers have gathered around a unified mission to amplify the impact on shared goals. Istanbul Hub has conducted several community projects such as providing legal and psychological support to child abuse victims, bringing outdoor cinema to rural areas of Turkey and organizing sessions on youth unemployment and entrepreneurship. Istanbul Hub has also represented the community in various events to share its vision with the larger society. With its "Friends of Shapers" group consisting visionary business leaders, academics, YGLs, alumni shapers, Istanbul Hub has a strong intellectual support base to conduct sustainable and impactful projects. Hub currently undertakes projects on 4th Industrial Revolution, women empowerment in collaboration with the major stakeholders.

31 members


Onur Türk


@ Bavulier

Bakeer Alrayyes

Manager, Business Development Unit

@ Gaza Chamber of Commerce

Ece Bal

Specialist, Non-Food Pricing and Promotions

@ Tchibo

Semih Yasar Boyaci


Emir Bursa

Project Manager

Seval Çelebi

Corporate Marketing Executive

Ata Cengiz


Islam Çoban

President of the Association

Mehmet Cihat Demir


Do?ukan Güngör

Marketing & Communication Manager

Ekrem Gürdal

Data Engineer

Serhat Karahan


@ EarlyBird Venture Capital

Alican Kaynar

Olympic Athlete

Can Naiboglu

Fiscal Affairs Manager

@ Philip Morris International

Zeynep Nardemir


Mustafa Ozer

Livelihoods Coordinator

Ceren Öztulca


@ Innovation&Dream Lab, Istanbul Bilgi University

Melisa Elcin Sabanci Tapan


Yasin Sert

Sustainable Development Banking Officer

Yaprak Cansu Taç

OEM FWS Marketing Manager

Kostandina Tare

Marketing Specialist

Hilal Tekmen

Grants Specialist

Baris Can Ustundag


@ Inovatink

ezgi utan




İlayda Eskitaşçıoğlu

Ph.D Student

Berk Kocaman

Advisor / Director

Elif Ozdemir

Managing partner at Gloria Hotels and Resorts

Murat Yigen

Senior Analyst

Cem Onat Yılmaz

Strategic Investments and Business Development Specialist

Founding Curator

Umit Kumcuoglu

Chief Executive Officer

@ Kare Portfolio Management

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