Founded: Summer 2013

    House Lead: Ege Buyuktaskin

    Times: Sessions run from about 6:30PM – 9:30PM.

    We create collaboration at House of Genius Istanbul. Apply to be a part of an evening of disruptive thinking and creative problem solving with Istanbul’s most innovative new venture creators!


    Ege Büyüktaşkın, House LeadIMG BIO Ege Istanb
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    Ege is a retailtainment professional currently leading all retail & marketing operations for The Walt Disney Company Turkey in modern channels. Previously he worked for The Coca-Cola Company in various sales & marketing roles.

    He is an active supporter of start-up eco-system in Turkey, believing in entrepreneurship in every aspect of social & business life. He holds a bachelor degree in Economics from Bilkent University, Turkey.




    Sertac Tasdelen, City Director
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    Sertac Tasdelen is a technology entrepreneur, fine arts / fashion photographer and a fashion model.

    He is the founder & CEO of binnazabla.comfounder of Tasdelen Private, an asset management and investment firm;

    and Founder & Managing Director of trust. Capital Partners, a Venture Capital firm based in Singapore. He holds a bachelors degree in Management from Bilkent University, Turkey. Currently based in Singapore, Dubai and Istanbul.

    Gamze Buyukguzel
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    Volkan Karabacak
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    Murat Senyurek
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    Kayahan Goltepe
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    Hakan Erdener
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    House of Genius Istanbul is volunteer run and sponsor supported. We welcome sponsors that believe in entrepreneurship to join by the month or year in supporting our organization.

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    Session Venues & Dates

    Each monthly session is by invitation only to a new selection of individuals who have applied online. Anyone can apply! Session dates and locations are only provided with invitation. Sessions are held monthly.

    Our locations include some of Istanbul’s best: Trendyol, The Walt Disney Company, AFF Reklam, Limango, Turk Telekom, Yemek Sepeti, Teb Girisim Evi-Atasehir, Turkcell Plaza VIP Cafe, Moda Yacht Club, Urban Station Sishane Branch, Lego Turkey

    Contact us about hosting a House of Genius at your location.

    Upcoming Sessions:

    • April 23
    • May 14
    • June 16
    • July 9
    • August 13
    • September 10