Bulent Celebi founded his first company, involving industrial networking, while attending UC Berkeley for an EE/CS degree. While working for large semiconductor companies in Silicon Valley for decades, he drove various innovations to the market.
During his tenure as CEO at Ubicom, a venture-backed semiconductor firm, he released the world’s first chip enabling Internet connectivity for any electronic device.
In 2002 he was selected as a “Top 10 innovator” by Red Herring, a prestigious tech business magazine.
Following his Silicon Valley chip experience, Bulent then founded AirTies in Istanbul in 2004, with the vision of providing holistic hardware/software solutions that wirelessly connect all devices in the home seamlessly over a Wi-Fi network. Since that time, he has evangelized the worldwide market adoption of mesh networking and whole home Wi-Fi, allowing HD-video streaming connectivity at every corner of the home.
Today AirTies is the technology and market leader in Wi-Fi Mesh, with a large portfolio of US & EU patents. AirTies customers are the market leading service providers in the US and WEU such as AT&T, Sky (UK, Germany, and Italy), CableVision US, SingTel and Deutsche Telecom. This performance resulted in the selection of AirTies by Red Herring as a Global Top 100 innovator for 2016 & 2017.
Bulent’s domain expertise includes Wireless & Wi-Fi, OTT, IoT, Semiconductors and Telecommunications. He is skilled in all aspects of driving a start up from idea to $100M. Specific areas of expertise include: Product/Market Fit, Strategy & Business Model, Technology & Market Vision; Technology Development, IP Strategy, International Business Development and Fundraising.
Bulent is now particularly active in the entrepreneurship community. He was the first Endeavor high-impact entrepreneur selected from Turkey and serves on the Endeavor Turkey Board. He actively mentors various startups. He is also a member of Galata Business Angels, Turkeys most elite and successful Angel Investment network.
Catch up on the latest and greatest in the world of International Turks
Turkish-German scientist Sahin's immunotherapy company BioNTech is teaming up with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to develop and distribute a vaccine for Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Turkish-German scientist Tureci serves as the Chief Medical Officer at her husband Uğur Şahin's immunotherapy company BioNTech, developing a vaccine for Coronavirus.
Post-doctoral researcher in migration and refugees at University of Oxford, Korkmaz’s work 'Memoirs in my suitcase' on Turkish immigrants is on exhibit at the Pitt Rivers Museum in London.
With more than 20 years of experience in implementing planning, pricing and optimization solutions in global companies in U.S. and Europe, Denizeri made it to this year's Pro's to Know list.
Researcher at the University of Manchester, BP's ICAM Kathleen Lonsdale Research Fellow, materials chemist Ahu Dumanlı is awarded £1 million for research funds on bio-inspired functional materials.
Turkish-German Psychologist and Psychotraumatology expert Kızılhan reads from his new book 'Dilan' at E-Werk in Berlin, Germany. He is the Director of two Institutes in Germany and in Iraq.
Founder of DLD (Degisim Liderleri Dernegi), Turkish-American NGO leader Basol is touring the US, promoting her first book 'Kıvılcımlar', on the inspirational stories of young women at DLD.
Revered historian Mehmet Perincek is on a book tour in Russia and Azerbaijan, promoting his recent work ‘Secret Pages', a study that outlines 500 years of Turkish-Russian diplomacy.
Konya 8th High Criminal Court handed down a suspended 1 year 3 month prison sentence to Sultan Çoban for reposting photos on Facebook about civilians liberated from ISIS rule.
Acquitted from the seven-year saga of the baseless Gezi Park case, exilee actor Alabora tours Europe playing a theatrical adaptation of Nazım Hikmet’s ‘Memleketimden Insan Manzaraları’.
Flying to more countries than any other airline, Turkish Airlines invites all world citizens to explore the planet, with a clip that features the global journeys of three Americans who flew outside the US for the first time with Turkish Airlines.
Citizens of Turkuaz Republic are globetrotters, praised for their ability to adjust to new circumstance, which they owe to their nomadic Turkic past.
With the internet age, many post their experience on Youtube, and we take great joy in enlisting them to help them connect, share and inspire!
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