Gulcan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Patika and former CEO of Kodluyoruz. Patika and Kodluyoruz are working to make Turkey a worldwide talent hub for the technology sector while addressing the youth unemployment and underemployment problems. Before moving back to Turkey for Kodluyoruz, she worked for Malala Fund and World Bank in Washington, D.C. to support girls’ education and to provide strategic directions to governments on how to adapt education systems to the third industrial revolution. She also worked as a strategic planning and business development consultant for 3 years in Turkey. She enjoys reading, swimming, traveling, and drawing.
Gulcan holds an MBA and MSW Joint Degree from Washington University in St. Louis as a McDonnell International Academy Scholar, along with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Middle East Technical University.