New York Virtual Accelerator Pitch Competition Spring 2015
- Mason Hayes & Curran, Dublin
Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, Turkish Founders Club and Turkish Women's International Network present our 6th meeting in Istanbul, with special thanks to Microsoft who is graciously hosting us.
At this event, we are very privileged to have as speaker:
Vice President of Dogan Media Group and the CEO of The Turkish Daily News
Nuri M. Colakoglu has been working as a journalist & broadcaster and media executive since 1969. He has held positions in Turkey and abroad. He started his professional carrier with Turkish public broadcaster TRT and then worked for German news agency DPA, Swedish TV, German radio WDR, daily Aydınlık, BBC World Service and as Milliyet London bureau chief. Upon his return to Turkey he was appointed as the news editor of Milliyet, then moved to become the Deputy General Manager TRT. Since 1991 has been involved in launching a number of private TV channels - Show TV, Cine 5, NTV, CNBC-e, CNN Turk and Fenerbahce TV. He is currently Vice President of Dogan Media Group and the CEO of The Turkish Daily News – The English language paper of Turkey. He is involved in launching an entertainment channel in Romania in Romanian language for the Dogan Media Group.
He is also the Chairman & CEO of his two private companies – Intermedia International Communications Inc and NMC New Media Company.
He is involved in a number of NGOs – currently serving as the Chairman of TV Broadcasters Association of Turkey, Executive Board Member of Istanbul Arts & Culture Foundation, Executive Board Member of Istanbul Modern Arts Museum, Chairman of Education Committee of Turkish Businessmen and Industrialists’ Association, Executive Board Member of TEMA Turkish Environment Protection Association.
He recently lead the civilian initiative to have Istanbul declared European Capital of Culture (ECOC) for year 2010 by the European Union as the Chairman, Executive Board of Istanbul 2010 ECOC Initiative. Istanbul has won the bid and is declared ECOC for 2010 together with Ruhr Region of Germany and Pecs of Hungary.
To pitch your startup at the event, please apply here:
This event is for entrepreneurs and investors who would like to connect with the New York-based Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, Turkish Founders Club and Turkish Women's International Network organizations, build their network and get access to international investor and mentor networks.
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