Founder & Managing Partner, URBANITE VENTURE
Arzu Tekir is an entrepreneurial leader and business strategist with extensive international experience. As the founder of Urbanite Venture, a growth consulting firm that helps tech companies overcome challenges and achieve high growth, Arzu has helped numerous startups with new market opportunities, product development, effective communication plans, and capital.
She is also the founder of Career Transformation Academy, a social venture that helps executives and entrepreneurs transform their careers and lives while supporting university students with a scholarship fund. Arzu is passionate about creating a better future for all and has published "Now is Your Time: The Book of Lessons Learned to Transform Your Career."
Arzu is a sought-after speaker who lectures at universities and leads discussions on entrepreneurship, career transformation, urban mobility, and smart cities. Her thought leadership pieces have been published in Forbes and other corporate publications. Arzu's international experience includes serving as a board member for the European Tech Chamber Mobility Alliance and an advisory board member of Farklabs, an innovation center, and several tech startups. She has been recognized in various media outlets, including The Guardian, National Geographic Energy Challenge Blog, Jazeera Magazine, Bloomberg HT TV, Bloomberg Business, and NTV-MSNBC. In addition, she published an eBook, "Blockchain for Smart Cities: Simplified," in 2020 in English and Chinese.
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Arzu Tekir has been featured in
Protokol Dergisi, Temmuz 2020 Röportajı
VELO-CITY 2015, Nantes, France The Bicycles as a Strong Link in the Social Chain of Sustanable Development
Michael R. Bloomberg Visits Istanbul’s Pedestrian-Friendly Historic Peninsula Walking tour with Mayor of Istanbul Dr. Kadir Topbas and our Chair Canan Ediboglu. '295 redesigned streets in historic Istanbul help reduce traffic crashes and save lives'
Dunya Daily Newspaper (Finance & Economy), March 8, 2017 WOMEN OF COURAGE TURKEY
"The Woman Unjamming Istanbul" by Tristan Rutherford Interview, Jazeera Magazine, December 2014
Powering Our Urban Future: Spotlight on Turkey Roundtable Discussion Istanbul, 2014 "Roundtable participants noted that nearly half of the transit in Istanbul occurs on foot; yet the city, seen above, has its share of auto traffic. In order for cities around the world to grow sustainably, there needs to be a focus on green public transport."
Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network 2013 - Istanbul, TURKEY Panel: Sustainable Cities and Shared Economies
Urbanite Venture Kurucusu Arzu Tekir, "Kadınlara çağrım; Engellere değil hedeflerinize odaklanın. Kendinize sürekli yatırım yapın ve destek ağınızı genişletin. İhtiyaç duyduğunuz konularda yardım alın. Görünür olmaktan çekinmeyin. Sizi birilerinin keşfetmesini de beklemeyin. Güçlendikçe gücünüzü paylaşın."