Doğan Taşkent Entrepreneurship

Doğan Taşkent delivers courses on entrepreneurship at Koç University Executive Education and CEMS Master of Internationel Manament programs. After graduating from Eidgenösische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH) with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1993, Mr. Taskent joined Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Polytechnic University of New York for the PhD program and received graduate degrees in Electrophysics and Technology MBA.

During 1998-2005, he worked as a R&D engineer, expert consultant and instructor at Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories in New Jersey. During that timeframe he lead major fiberoptic transmission system deployments for Verizon, BT, Telia, Deutsche Telekom, Global Crossing, Qwest, and UPC around the globe. Furthermore, he has consulted in the areas of Knowledge Management, Competency Management and Telecommunications Technologies as part of Lucent Worldwide Services (LWS) in New York. In recent years, he played an active role in creating successful business plans for several start-up companies. He is founding president of MIT Enterprise Forum in Turkey and at the Advisory Board of Endeavor Turkey

Since 2006, as Partner of Arkan & Ergin Corporate Finance, he has been working in telecommunications, renewable energy, startup ecosystem as company restructuring advisor in Turkey. Between 2012-2015, Doğan Taşkent was the Chairman of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Turkey and Vice President of the Turkish–Swiss Business Council of DEIK (Foreign Economic Relations Board).