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.
Kerem obtained a dual degree in Mathematics and Economics at 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.
In 2012, Kerem was selected a Lightspeed Venture Partners Fellow through which he founded an agriculture software startu. Later on, he worked at Nest Labs which was acquired by Google in 2014. After Nest was sold to Google, he returned to Istanbul to establish ATÖLYE. In 2014, Kerem was awarded the Young Creative Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the British Council. He has spoken at several conferences including Stanford Entrepreneurship Conference, TEDxReset, Inspired Istanbul, Smart Cities Summit, and hello tomorrow.
He is also an adjunct professor at Ozyegin University and Istanbul Bilgi University on design thinking and innovation.
- 2014, Young Creative Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the British Council
- 2012, Lightspeed Venture Partners Fellow
Presentation Languages: Turkish, English