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Burak Buyukdemir

I'm an entrepreneur & angel investor supporting early-stage startups. Founded Startup Istanbul & invest in successful startups worldwide. Building thriving startup ecosystems in Istanbul is my focus.

Alex Souza

I help founders win the inner game. 5x serial social entrepreneur, 2 exits. Founder world’s highest ranked B-corp in food & bev @Pixza. Speaker, mentor, educator, Linkedin Top Voice for Entrepreneurship