Dr. Tugba Kalafatoglu, known as Dr. Entrepreneur, is a third-generation entrepreneur, who founded her first company at the age of 12. As an international entrepreneur, she has advised and mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world. She is a facilitator and builder of world-class management and product development teams, specializing in both the start-up and scaled-growth stages of business. Additionally, she is a seasoned negotiator and has proven skills in fundraising, networking, and building successful partnerships in the international arena.
She speaks on topics including branding, start-ups, corporate strategy, international entrepreneurship, women empowerment, international business, cross-cultural management, entrepreneurship, leadership, organization, and presentation skills. She has traveled to 111 countries in the world where she often serves as a keynote speaker and as an adviser to governments, multinational companies, and academia.
Recognized as an entrepreneurial and innovative senior executive with 15 years of experience in business consulting, she has founded numerous companies across different sectors, geographic locations, and business models. Dr. Tugba Kalafatoglu has won several awards including 2010 Gold Pollie Award Winner, International Fellow (UNAOC) United Nations Alliance of Civilization, 2008 and 2009 Outstanding Young Person of the World, Outstanding Service Merit Award in Profession, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who in America.