Yakup Bayrak

Founder, SHERPA

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Started his professional career at Akampus.com, one of the first venture-capital backed Turkish startup and later on spent more than 14 years in e-business, digital agency management and design consultancy on both agency and client side such as Pure New Media and Bilge Adam, Microsoft’s Gold Learning Partner. Once founded his first startup KeyFruit in 2009, he couldn’t get enough thus he became a serial entrepreneur and founded SHERPA, a UX Design focused Design Studio, Turkey’s first Growth Hacking Consultancy Startup DAM Growth Hackers and tailor made workshop organizer Dijital Stüdyo in 2014, Ciz.io, a digital toolset helping startup founders turning their ideas in to up-and-running business models in 2015 and last but not least SHERPA Blog, Turkey’s one-of-a-kind ux design community platform. Acts as a keynote speaker on UX, design, innovative business models and digital transformation, mentor on startup acceleration offices and advisory board member for fintech companies.

Father of two sons has one but huge dream: “Bringing those together who will create and tell stories for the new digital world, that can influence others to act.”