San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
TurkishWIN@SF Chapter is excited to bring together fantastic four speakers at the "Entrepreneurship Panel" event on Tuesday, February 28th hosted at the Ericsson Silicon Valley Experience Center in Santa Clara.
Meet and interact with a panel of successful entrepreneurs and investors. Gain insights from their valuable experiences about investing and running dynamic startups.
Treat yourself to an evening of expanding knowledge, planting seeds of collaboration, and fostering a sisterhood in the Bay Area!
Your ticket covers your food & drinks.
Yelda is the Senior Director of Transactions in Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center, California.
Leveraging a diverse career practising emergency medicine, corporate law and business development, Yelda brings extensive experience to transactions delivering a unique breadth of deals across sectors with an established track record of successfully leading, structuring, negotiating and executing complex deals over the last 10 years.
Yelda joined the Johnson & Johnson family from GSK’s worldwide business development group. She holds a MBBS, LLB and MBA from the University of Melbourne.
Tarkan is the Executive Chairman, CEO and one of the leading investors at Nexenta, a global leader in Open Source-driven Software Defined Storage.
Prior to Nexenta, he has held executive roles at many major global companies such as Dell, Wyse, CA, IBM, Quest, Sterling Commerce, and Sterling Software disrupting and revolutionizing one segment after another. He is the founding chairman of TechAmerica’s Cloud Computing Commission.
Maner is a global executive operator, investor, and advisor in the Information Technology industry. His operational and investment areas of focus include social media, mobility, internet of everything, big data, cloud computing, where Software-Defined Infrastructure trends now redefine the enterprises from the data center to the end users.
He graduated from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey with a B.S. degree in Engineering Management; received an MBA degree at Midwestern State University in Texas, and attended Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Sena is the founder and CEO of Instapio, an Internet of Things platform that merges physical and digital assets to create intelligent environments. She leads business development, strategic alliances, investment and product market fit operations in the company.
Prior to Instapio, she managed an international consulting company focusing on project financing in the EMEA region. She graduated from Brown University with a B.A. degree in Development Studies and holds an executive MBA from Koc University in cooperation with Peking University.
Joe joined Crosslink in 2016 and is focused on investments in financial technology, digital media, e-commerce, and consumer technology. He has a strong interest in industries that have yet to be transformed for the better by the web and mobile, including healthcare and education.
Prior to joining Crosslink, Joe was an investor with CrossCut Ventures, an LA-based Seed firm, where he focused on investments across consumer tech, gaming, ecommerce and digital media. Prior to his career in venture, Joe was with Intuit where he held a variety of operating roles; most notably with the Corporate Strategy and Development team where he focused on global expansion initiatives and participated in over $2B worth of M&A transactions.
Joe holds a B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Accounting from California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo.
Sanem has held senior executive or advisory roles at numerous emerging companies for almost two decades. She focuses primarily on sourcing, managing, and closing client or partner deals for investment businesses and to a lesser extent technology and risk management firms.