Workshop and keynote by Baybars Altuntas from EBAN and Business Angels Association – Turkey

We have some good news! We are delighted to confirm Mr. Baybars Altuntas’, business angel and a franchise king from Turkey, participation at BkVF Tirana. Baybars is an incredibly active business angel and entrepreneur, for those not familiar with his work. Some of his current engagements are:

  • Ambassador to Turkey & Balkan Countries at World Entrepreneurship Forum
  • Columnist at Para Dergisi – Weekly Money Magazine
  • Executive Committee Member at EBAN – The European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds, and other Early Stage Market
  • President at Links Angel
  • President at Business Angels Association – Turkey
  • Dragon at Dragons’ Den
  • Full Member at WBAA – World Business Angels Association
  • Founder at Deulcom International
  • Founder at Turkish Franchise Association



Follow me on My professional background is primarily as an IT engineer, entrepreneur and consultant, with experience in starting up and developing Internet and tech businesses, product development, ICT services, startup coaching and matching finance and support with innovation. In 2005 I founded Akota ING, a software services company with focus on software R&D and product development. In 2009 I spun-off Internet Trgovija, a regional e-commerce platform provider that provides online payment processing, aggregation marketplaces and business e-commerce SaaS. In 2011 I founded the Balkan Unlimited Foundation, which is a regional supporter of innovative entrepreneurship in the Balkans. It advances this mission by organizing the biannual Balkan Venture Forum, numerous startup coaching programs, mapping and matching financing with fast growing innovative businesses.

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