Murat Aktihanoglu is an entrepreneur, investor, author and technologist. He is the founder and managing director of Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, a seed-stage fund and technology incubator in New York City (http://eranyc.com).
He is also the founder of Entrepreneurs Roundtable, an organization which holds monthly meetings connecting investors with promising startups through introductions and short pitches in New York City, Turkey, Japan, China and India (http://eroundtable.net).
Previously he started a series of technology startups, last of which was Centrl, a location-based social network.
He is the co-author of the book “Location-Aware Applications” published by Manning Publications (http://manning.com/ferraro).
He is a mentor at World Bank’s InfoDev program, a partner at US State Department’s Global Entrepreneurship Program, a board member at Turkish American Business Forum (http://forum.org), co-founder of Turkish Founders Club (http://turkishfoundersclub.com), advisor at MIT Enterprise Forum New York (http://www.mitef-nyc.org), Standard Start (http://www.standardstart.com), Girls In Tech (http://girlsintechnyc.com) and Turkish Women’s International Network (http://www.turkishwin.com).
Murat holds a Masters degree in Computer Science and a BS in Electrics and Electronics from Bilkent University, Turkey.
He has managed engineering teams at Silicon Graphics Inc. in Mountain View, California and Sony Corporation in Tokyo, Japan as well as consulting for AT&T, Logitech, Pioneer, Panasonic and various startups in Silicon Valley and New York (http://holoscape.com). He is a frequent speaker at technology and entrepreneurship conferences and panels, such as Mobile Marketing Association Forum, Monaco Media Forum, Ultra Light Startups, Siggraph, New York Entrepreneur Week. (http://www.linkedin.com/in/murat and http://twitter.com/muratny) Blog: http://muratak.com.