01 PROFESSIONAL

My Areas of Expertise (Endorsements)
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Leadership

Management

Entrepreneurship

Research

Customer Service

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Languages

English

Turkish

Bulgarian

Dutch

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YI

Welcome to my portfolio. 

Here you can find out information about my professional life as an entrepreneur. I have worked/work on a range of projects from designing search and rescue robots when I was 14 to managing and founding my own charity website (Idea4Aid) , while meeting and working with many great people in the Turkey, Bulgaria and Netherlands region.

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Last updated: 16.2.21

02 PORTFOLIO

Competed as finalist on
Top Ondernemers Bokaal in Windesheim

2020

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I got to pitch Zwolsche Zwammen as a startup and research project at the 2020 Top Ondernemers Bokaal (Top Entrepreneurs Cup) event organised by Windesheim Center for Entrepreneurship.

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2020

Featured in De Stentor,
AD.nl and De Ondernemer
media outlets
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I was featured in these news outlets because

of an interview I did for Zwolsche Zwammen 

with Francisca Muller as the journalist. 

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Went on RTV Focus Zwolle 

2020

I went on RTV Focus Zwolle one of the biggest radio stations in the Zwolle region with Tjerk Kooistra, to promote my company Zwolsche Zwammen and our circular cooperation with Anders Koffie. 

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World Fair Trade Organization

2020

After meeting Leida Rijnhout at the Sustainable Development Goals event day, I got offered to do an internship at the WFTO in Brussels. During the internship there I learned about Fair Trade, its principles and got to attend events in Brussels regarding sustainable agriculture. Furthermore, I interviewed Julia Zotter from family owned fair trade company Zotter Schokoladen Manufaktur 

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2020

New owner of Zwolsche Zwammen in Zwolle, Netherlands
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I took over Zwolsche Zwammen, a circular business that focuses on growing oyster mushrooms from unused coffee grounds. The oyster mushrooms and deep fried vegan snacks made from them, can be distributed to restaurants in the Zwolle region. 

2019

Model United Nations Den Haag
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I attended the Model United Nations meetings in The Hague. In the simulated hearing I got to represent Poland in the Security Council along with many other colleagues who represented other countries. 

Duke of Edinburgh Award
(SILVER)

2018

Status: 

Bronze: acquired

Silver: ACQUIRED

Gold: started...

It was a great experience to earn the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award this January. 

I had the pleasure of receiving the award once again from the President of Bulgaria Mr. Rumen Radev and British Ambassador Ms. Emma Hopkins.

2017 

I got mentioned in the July Edition of the  Economic.bg magazine.

I got mentioned in the Economic magazine of Bulgaria. Ms. Elitsa Kostova quoted me in her feature article. She is a mentor figure for me and I am working together with her on my Duke of Edinburgh Awards. 

Co-founder

Illicit is a streetwear clothing brand that will give a cool feel between wearing popular clothing and also eco-friendly clothing. We aim for our brand to start out as being organic oriented and later develop a bigger awareness for the environment as our capital grows. 

Started Own  Clothing Brand

2017 

2017

Alcomet AD Internship;
Sales, Finance, Supply, 
Planning Departments +
Long-term Internship Project

Internship
 

I completed my internship in Alcomet AD this July that lasted from the 10th to 28th. I was very gracious and excited to work in such an active business environment.

2017

Embassy of the Republic
of Turkey, Office of the Commercial Counsellor

Internship

I was very fortunate to have a two-week internship at the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey, Office of the Commercial Counsellor. During this time I learned to use many trading programs and apps that are in constant use within the EU.

2016

Project Leader
I got mentored by and together worked with

Todor Kolev, CEO of Obecto a technology company that builds software for start-ups and companies. They can also form a joint venture with the companies they work with. They are a highly successful company operating in Easter Europe.

Duke of Edinburgh Award
(Bronze)

2016

Status: 

Bronze: acquired

Silver: ACQUIRED

Gold: not acquired yet

I was the first person in Jan. 13 2016 to be awarded the certificate by Rosen Plevneliev (Bulgarian President) and Emma Hopkins (British Ambassador). It was a great experience to be a part of the Duke of Edinburgh program. It is an award that requires a: Physical, Service and Learning criteria. I did body building and fitness for my physical recreation part. For service me and my classmates cleaned a local beach in Istanbul for a 3 month period. As for learning I took Spanish lessons, it was very enjoyable since its such a beautiful language. 

Founded: Idea4aid

2015

Founder/CEO

Idea4aid is a project where people can upload goods they don’t want anymore and assign a charity name to it. Once someone goes in to the system and buys the uploaded product the money all goes to the selected charity. This project has been very close to my heart and has also opened many doors for me allowing me to meet many investors and entrepreneurs both in Bulgaria and Turkey. 

2013

AKUT Search and Rescue

Designer

I was asked to design a search and rescue robot for AKUT a search and rescue organisation in Turkey. I had prior experience and interest in robot design since I was also a part of the FTC LEGO Robotics Competition by CEESA in Helsinki, Finland.

Contact

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