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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.

29 members


Zeynep Nardemir

Joined 31 Dec 2018


Ata Cengiz

Joined 21 Jun 2018

Impact Officer

Baris Can Ustundag

Joined 25 Feb 2016

Steering Committee

Ece Bal

Joined 15 Sep 2014

Bakeer Alrayyes

Joined 7 May 2015

Semih Yasar Boyaci

Joined 31 May 2017

Emir Bursa

Joined 14 Jun 2018

Seval Çelebi

Joined 31 Dec 2018

Islam Çoban

Joined 7 Jan 2019

Mehmet Cihat Demir

Joined 28 Jun 2018

İlayda Eskitaşçıoğlu

Joined 14 Mar 2019

Do?ukan Güngör

Joined 4 Mar 2016

Ekrem Gürdal

Joined 14 Mar 2017

Alican Kaynar

Joined 15 Mar 2019

Mine Koprulu

Joined 21 Aug 2019

Mustafa Ozer

Joined 21 Jan 2019

Ceren Öztulca

Joined 11 Dec 2012

Melisa Elcin Sabanci Tapan

Joined 27 Sep 2018

Yasin Sert

Joined 14 Mar 2017

Yaprak Cansu Taç

Joined 21 Jun 2018

Kostandina Tare

Joined 21 Jun 2018

Onur Türk

Joined 11 Dec 2012

ezgi utan

Joined 25 Feb 2016


Joined 1 May 2019

Berk Kocaman

Joined 10 Jan 2019

Elif Ozdemir

Joined 8 Feb 2019

Murat Yigen

Joined 27 Sep 2018

Cem Onat Yılmaz

Joined 4 Jan 2018

Founding Curator

Umit Kumcuoglu

Joined 19 Nov 2012

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