Startupbootcamp Scale San Francisco – 3S Landing Pad and StartersHub Managing Director Çiğdem Toraman has significant experience in entrepreneurship, marketing, technology, digital media, finance, and retail in Turkey.
She has consistently played leading roles in her career of 28 years, which include building the electronic trading system for Borsa Istanbul (BIST) in early 1990s, managing all of the research and development activities of Karma International in the second half of 1990s, a 10 year period in Doğan Holding, (one of Turkey’s largest conglomerates) with positions including Group Director responsible for Media Sales, Marketing and Technology in Doğan Gazetecilik and later the General Manager of Doğan Online’s private shopping site.
After managing the country-wide operations of the global personalization technology company Phorm in 2012-2013, she started her own business in digital media and e-commerce.
Currently, Çiğdem Toraman also has responsibilities as a business advisor to and executive board member of several startups (Monument, Segmentify, Visionteractive, SmartModeration, Sixa, Eventbaxx, RadMule Labs, The Meditation App, Thread In Motion, Poltio, Genz). She teaches classes on marketing, e-commerce, digital and social media, business development, sales and entrepreneurship at several universities and corporate companies.