AlleyWatch, the largest organization focused on NYC Tech, celebrates the work of the individuals that serve as a catalyst for innovation within the NYC Tech ecosystem.
MEET THE 2019 NYC TECH INFLUENCERS
Murat is on a first name basis with the entire NYC Tech community. He is the Cofounder and Managing Partner at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, one of NYC's first accelerator programs. The program launched in June of 2011 and is now semi-annual with classes of 12-15 startups in each cohort. The program boasts over 400 mentors, comprises of titan so industry throughout the NYC business community. Notable names in the ERA portfolio include Parking Panda, Machinio, Public Stuff, Sayspring, SquareFoot, and Scentbird.
Aktihanoglu started Entrepreneurs Roundtable, a monthly pitch event where startups are able to present their businesses to investors in a rapid format in 2007. This event series catalyzed the tech community and now is routinely attended by over 600 people each month. Trained in computer science and published author, he is a routine international speaker, working with several governments to advise them on their country's and country startup's expansion plans to the US. Aktihanoglu started his career as a technology working with larger corporates including AT&T, Sony, Panasonic, Logitech, and Pioneer.