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Erhan Eren

Greater Seattle Area
I am building an AI backed social planner and networking application that suggests relevant events and activities based on user’s interests & profile and connects the users with their circle to share a great moment. Zephy is the winner of the March 2017 IBM Cognitive Hackathon in Seattle.

I have over a decade of experience in corporate leadership, sales, marketing and business development. I acquired new customers, developed go to market strategies and generated $1 + MM sales for Bellevue based AI, start-up Maana. I developed new markets, increased market share, and obtained competitive position for Baker Hughes, now a GE Company. I led and built very diverse engineering, marketing teams globally. I am also an angel investor and invested in 5 start-ups, two of them Knocki and Virtuix broke Kickstarter campaign record in TX. I have an MSc in Aerospace Engineering.

I believe utilizing solutions from different industry verticals is a key for market-creating innovations. I applied Lean Six Sigma practices in Trade Shows and Event Management processes first time in Baker Hughes and system level testing concepts from aerospace engineering in oil and gas industry. I believe I am good at bringing concepts and solutions from different industries and building teams is to solve business problems and create products.