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Bülent Çelebi

AirTies

Bülent Çelebi Bülent Çelebi

Impact metric

37% increase in jobs since engagement, and 32% growth in revenue
“I saw an opportunity to turn Turkey into a hub for high-tech innovation.”
Country
Turkey
Industry
Technology
Employees
220
Year selected
2006
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Company Snapshot

Bülent is putting Turkey on the map as a regional hub of technology innovation. After a 20-year career in Silicon Valley, he founded AirTies in 2004 to provide wireless solutions for the residential and small business market in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Developing, producing and marketing network and wireless modems and accessories, AirTies is the first company in the world to introduce its innovative MESH networking technology, superior for the unique wireless networking requirements of Europe and other emerging markets where most buildings are constructed out of concrete and steel. Since selection by Endeavor, company revenues have grown by 466%. AirTies continues to create R&D jobs in Turkey and set new standards for management practices and customer support services.

Endeavor and AirTies

Endeavor has supported Bülent in numerous ways, including facilitating partnerships and helping him secure major financing from Angel investors. Through the network, he has also received connections to strategic partners in Egypt and Greece.

He has also benefited from the eMBA and Top 25 programs, as well as an Immersion Tour and Entrepreneur Summit. Endeavor has also facilitated media coverage including an extensive feature in Inc. Magazine.

An active network member, Bülent serves on the board of another Endeavor company and has participated as a speaker, panelist, and ambassador for Endeavor.

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