Lunch with an Investor Series: Nevzat AydınAuthor: Koç Üniversitesi Kuluçka Merkezi
On March 17th, Monday, 12:30 - 14:00, Nevzat Aydın from Galata Business Angels will be joining 10 select Koç University students for lunch and private conversation about angel investing and entrepreneurship.
The discussion will be in Turkish.
To sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iYHknUiFm0rG42TJC3uDxYOmnY4aZogfeJBo0ejdWc0/viewform
Who is Nevzat Aydın:
Born in 1976 in Istanbul, Nevzat Aydın graduated from Bursa Anadolu High School. He studied computer engineering at Boğaziçi University and after graduation, went to Silicon Valley to pursue his MBA degree from the University of San Francisco. There, he followed and analyzed the developments in e-business and in 2000, he returned to Turkey to realize his project “yemeksepeti.com”. Nevzat Aydın is the CEO of Yemeksepeti.com, which brought a new dimension into the e-business concept in the country. He is also a member of TOBB Young Entrepreneurs Supreme Board and the founding member of Galata Business Angels.
In 2004 and 2005, yemeksepeti.com was awarded “Best Website” prize in Altın Örümcek (Golden Spider) Web Awards, organized by Microsoft and DorukNet. Yemeksepeti.com also won first prizes in “E-Business” and “Services” categories. In 2006, yemeksepeti.com repeated its success by winning several new prizes in the same contest.
In 2007, Turkey office of Endeavor, a global non-profit organization that identifies and supports high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets to facilitate and encourage long-term sustainable growth, announced yemeksepeti.com as “The Endeavor Entrepreneur”. The committee made its decision by evaluating the factors like entrepreneurship, innovation, ethical values, role model potential, contribution to the economy and conformation of Endeavor principles. Yemeksepeti.com, therefore, got the chance of benefiting from Endevaor’s global support network, intermediation in accessing to capital, strategic consultancy, mentoring and promotion supports. In 2010, Nevzat Aydın is chosen as the “The Most Successful Young Entrepreneur in Turkey” by CNBC-e Business magazine for his prosperous works with yemeksepeti.com.
Nevzat Aydın is among the 150 entrepreneurs invited from all around the world to the Entrepreneurship Summit, which was held by USA President Barack Obama on 26-27 April, 2010.
Nevzat Aydın is also among the 5 ‘dragons’ of Dragons’ Den Turkey, a TV show broadcasting in 22 countries.
In 2011, the Ekonomist magazine surveyed three thousand business men and women for its “Business People of the Year 2010” awards and Nevzat Aydın was awarded as the winner in “Male Entrepreneur of the Year” category. As of 2011, he is also a Board Member of the Trabzonspor football team.