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.
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Detained in a high-security prison in Turkey for 840 days since 2017, Turkish-French businessman Kavala is freed after a surprise ruling for the acquittal of all defendants of the Gezi trial.
Charged for 'terror propaganda', facing up to 9 years in prison, exiled author Aslı Erdogan, is acquitted. Her case had started in 2016 for her involvement in the publication of Ozgur Gundem.
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.
Student at Sehit Fatih Satir Bilim ve Sanat Merkezi, 4th grader Elanur Akinci came first place among 7,328 contestants at the Canada based ‘International Caribou Mathematics Competition’.
Playing the lead role of Fatih Sultan Mehmet in the recent Netflix series 'Rise of Empires: Ottoman', talented actor Uzumoglu received top rating, ranking 114th, right after Tom Cruise in the IMDb listings.
Residing in France on a self-imposed exile since 1999, the wife of the late protest folk singer Ahmet Kaya took legal action to stop the screening of a biopic, filmed without her family's approval.
Member of the 'Academics for Peace' movement, Turkish-French academician Tuna Altinel of Lyon-1 University is acquitted after 81 days of imprisonment and six months of trial in Turkey.
Associate professor at EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Altug works on the development of powerful, next-generation health diagnostic tools using nanoparticles and light.
Former German Green Party deputy, attorney Memet Kılıç is facing an arrest warrant over insulting President Erdoğan in an interview he gave to online news website ABC in July 2017.
Turkish-American political commentator and main host/ co-founder of the 'The Young Turks' program, announced his candidacy from California's 25th district, running for U.S. Congress elections in 2020.
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.
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