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Baybars Altuntas

Baybars Altuntas - WBAF - World Excellence Awards 2018
World Business Angels Investment Forum, Chairman
Vice President, The European Trade Association For Business Angels (EBAN)


Baybars Altuntas is a former Senior Advisor of the Elite Programme of the Stock Exchange Group (LSEG); star of the Turkish version of the television show Dragons’ Den; Chairman of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF); Vice President of the European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds, and Early Stage Market Players (EBAN); President of the Business Angels Association of Turkey (TBAA); the World Entrepreneurship Forum Ambassador to Turkey and the Balkan countries; and President of Deulcom International. One of the top global speakers on entrepreneurship, innovation and Angel Investment, Mr Altuntas was invited by former US President Obama to speak at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya, and was the only entrepreneur to be granted a personal audience with former President Obama at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in Washington, DC. In addition, Mr Altuntas is the developer of the world-renowned entrepreneurship theory, the Altuntas Start-up Compass Theory; author of ‘Off the Bus, Into a Supercar! How I Became a Top TV Star and Celebrated Investor’; and a co-author of ‘Planet Entrepreneur: The World Entrepreneurship Forum’s Guide to Business Success Around the World’. He is an advisory board member of the South East Europe Research Council in Greece, and follows Ban Ki-moon (former Secretary General of the United Nations) as an Ambassador for JCI. Mr Altuntas has also been recognised by the European Trade Association of Business Angels (EBAN) as ‘the Best Individual in Europe Engaging with the Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystem’ in 2014 (Ireland), 2015 (Netherlands), 2016 (Portugal) and 2017 (Spain).