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.
|Mar 30, 2015||Alley Watch - A Blueprint to Growth Hacking According to ER Accelerator|
|Mar 6, 2015||Alley Watch - Angels in the Pipeline Getting Up Close and Personal|
|Dec 1, 2014||New York Observer - Best Tech Events This Week (TON of Holiday Parties + BI Ignition, Mashable Media Summit, Photo Hack Day, NY Tech Meetup)|
|Nov 24, 2014||New York Observer - Best Tech Events This Week (Sharing Economy, Social Innovation in Food, Growth Hacking for Startups, Startup Rock Climbing)|
|Jun 30, 2014||New York Observer - Best Tech Events This Week: NY Tech Meetup, DAYBREAKER, Big Data Connect and More|
|May 5, 2014||New York Observer - Best Tech Events This Week — TechCrunch Disrupt, NY Ideas, 5×10 Talks and More|
|Apr 29, 2014||TechCrunch - A Day In The Life Of The ERA Accelerator|
|Feb 19, 2014||The Next Web - NYC's ER Accelerator announces its first class of startups for summer incubation - The Next Web|