Hasan Basri Tosun

Country: Turkey

Company: Sensgreen


Website: http://www.sensgreen.com/


Hasan co-founded Sensgreen with two longtime friends who shared the vision of creating sustainable cities by reducing energy consumption in buildings. Hasan and his team developed an AI-based plug and play energy efficiency tools that optimize the operation of existing HVAC units through sensors, algorithm, data-driven control units, and mobile apps. Since its founding, Sensgreen has forged partnerships with the likes of Google, Mercedes-Benz, and others to realize its goal.


Hasan is a researcher with background energy economics. He is currently a senior in college studying industrial engineering.

Berat Kjamili

Country: Turkey

Company: QZenobia Refugee Big Data Analytics Startup

School: Middle East Technical University 

Aiming to show a positive correlation between refugees and development with big data analytics, Berat launched QZenobia, a mobile application that runs as a “refugee hub.” This mobile application provides refugees with the opportunity to submit their data via a questionnaire and search for opportunities such as verified news, jobs and registration processes in the host country. Berat hopes that after three years, the profit generated from his for-profit social enterprise would support over 65 million refugees around the world.


Hasan Zafer Elcik

Company: Otsimo

School: Middle East Technical University

Hasan believes that education must be accessible for everyone to effectively create change. He created Otsimo, a mobile platform that produces educational materials for children with autism and offers reporting and optimization systems based on machine learning to the children’s families. The biggest obstacle he has faced thus far is finding good team players; he overcomes this by giving his employees an inspiring purpose. Thirst for learning is one EO core value that defines Hasan’s journey, because as an educational start-up, he believes learning is the key to success. He also wants to make a mark: “Being in the fortunate 1% of the world gives us a great responsibility. We have to be happy and make people happy. We have to do good for people, improve their lives, touch their life in a better way. When one of us falls, we must all offer a hand to help.”


Batu Karakus

Company: Stubridge

School: Bahcesehir University

21st Century Universities provides three things; Education, Vision and Network. StuBridge merely focuses on the Network side. Stubridge is an online and mobile platform where students can connect with classmates, friends and share their ideas, notes, critics about their university. Only specific universities can sign up with their .edu addresses, selecting their courses and starting share with other students.


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