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Yasemin Erdal

2023 Mentee

Founder, E-CO Consulting


Yasemin holds a BSc from the International Relations Department of Middle East Technical University in Ankara, and two master’s degrees – an MBA from Bilkent University in Ankara and an MSc in European Studies from Bremen University in Germany where she studied as a Jean Monnet Scholar. She completed an Executive Leadership programme at Sorbonne University in Paris in 2019.

She has 15 years of professional experience in technology transfer, innovation management and entrepreneurship support services.

She was a Member of the Board of Directors of the Ankara Development Agency between 2009-2011. In 2014 she was selected as one of 20 emerging Turkish leaders selected to participate in a U.S. Embassy Ankara-sponsored fellowship program entitled “Young Turkey Young America” which was dedicated to fostering cross-Atlantic dialogue on social and political issues, cultural understanding and sustained entrepreneurial collaboration.

She founded E-CO Consulting in 2015 with the mission to create an impact on entrepreneurs and technology start-ups/ SMEs and to support them in their efforts to create high value-added to Türkiye and the world.

She is a member of the global incubators network of the World Bank infoDev program and a certified World Bank trainer. She is also an active business angel investor and a member of Keiretsu Forum Turkey and TR Angels.

Yasemin was selected to be part of the 2023 Fortune-U.S. Department of State Global Women’ s Mentoring Program.

Mentor: Raj Seshadri, President, Data and Services Mastercard