DOĞAN TAŞKENT

DOĞAN TAŞKENT

TR-CH Board Member / Innovation Specialist ENTREWAR Mentor

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After graduating from ETH Zürich with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1993, Mr. Taskent joined
MIT for research and Polytechnic Institute of New York University for the Electrophysics and Technology
MBA degrees.
During 1998-2005, he worked as a R&D engineer, expert consultant and instructor at Lucent Technologies
Bell Laboratories. During that timeframe he led major fiberoptic transmission system deployments. During
2006-2007 worked as CTO at the Lucent Technologies Istanbul Office. 2008-2018 worked at Arkan &
Ergin Corporate Finance startup valuation, renewabl eenergy projects, and development of Turkish startup
ecosystem and the technology transfer environment. Currently supporting Mentors Network Turkey at
corporate entrepreneurship projects, Atabay Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemicals as board member
responsible for technology and innovation, teaching MBA students on R&D technology and innovation
management at Koç University.
He listened 2500+ startup projects, mentored 300+ startups, has been involved in establishment of 100+
startup and worked with 55 technology transfer offices, offered over 200 seminars..
He is the founding President of MIT Enterprise Forum in Turkey, an active member at the Advisory Board
of the Endeavor Turkey and founding Board member of the Ege University Technopark. He has been
Chairman of the Board at the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Turkey and also the Vice-President at the
Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) responsible for Switzerland. Currently serving as the Board
Member at the University Industry Relationships Platforms