Kerem Alper’s interests centre on the business issues related to the design thinking and innovation. He provides business leaders with tools and insights for managing innovation gleaned from his own experience as a young entrepreneur with a background in rapid prototyping, design thinking and investment finance.
- Design Thinking and Innovation
- Business Model Canvas
- Lean Startups
- User Centered Design
- Financial Investment and Entrepreneurship
What he offers
How he presents
A charming and unassuming speaker, Kerem Alper’s highly informative presentations are enthusiastically delivered.
In 2012 Kerem was selected a Lightspeed Venture Partners Fellow through which he founded a agriculture software startup called Farmulate. Later on he worked at Nest Labs which was acquired by Google in 2014. He returned to İstanbul in 2014 as the co-founder of ATÖLYE Labs, an interdisciplinary design and innovation studio and ATÖLYE, an interaction and creativity platform. He is also an adjunct professor at Özyeğin University and Bilgi University on design thinking and innovation.
In 2014, Kerem was awarded the Young Creative Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the British Council. He has spoken at events such as Stanford Global Entrepreneurship Conference, TEDxReset, Smart Cities Summit, TEDxKocUniversity, Inspired İstanbul and appeared in magazines such as Monocle, Fortune, Webrazzi, Hürriyet, Campaign on topics related to entrepreneurship, innovation cultures and design thinking.
Kerem obtained a dual degree in mathematics and economics from Wesleyan University and completed his MBA at Stanford University along with a Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Design from Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (dschool) where he was also a lecturer.
- 2014, Young Creative Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the British Council
- 2012, Lightspeed Venture Partners Fellow
Presentation Languages: Turkish, English