Ozan Sonmez is currently the Lead Program Designer of SDG Impact Accelerator; the first Global Social Impact Accelerator Program in Turkey built by UNDP and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey in partnership with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation & World Food Program. He was the founding Managing Director of Growth Circuit Accelerator (GCA) in San Francisco which invested to the highest number of Startups built by Global Turks abroad. Ozan helped international startups with at least one Turkish founder, to launch in Silicon Valley through partnerships with partners like UC Berkeley, Draper University, USMAC and ABC Accelerators. Ozan is an angel investor, experienced startup mentor and an accelerator manager with +10 years of experience in investing and building startup programs. Prior to moving to San Francisco, he founded the largest non-equity seed funded Accelerator in Saudi Arabia where he lived for 3 years. He is a CPA with years of financial services expertise in Deloitte and Laureate International Universities Network. He is a published teaching visiting academician in multiple universities, a speaker, mentor, and judge for international startup competitions in San Francisco, Turkey, Middle East & North Africa & Far East.
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