Özgür Karayalçın

Özgür Karayalçın

Director / VLMedia AS

Biography

After graduation from Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2005, Özgür received his masters degree in Mathematics from Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (TUKL) in Germany. He studied expected life time of heavy construction vehicles parts during his master degree. He had a short term startup experience before participating Turkey’s first and most successful technology park ODTÜ TEKNOKENT in 2009. Özgür had a key role during the foundation of Defense and ICT Clusters. Özgür was ICT Cluster manager at ODTÜ TEKNOKENT.

In 2018 Özgür moved to a new journey with VLMedia as business development director. VLMedia is a mobile technology company with 6 fabulous mobile applications and has more than 150 million users.

Özgür has also been Vice President of the Game Developers Association of Turkey (TOGED – https://www.toged.org/) since 2017. TOGED has the aims of realizing any kinds of practices and regulations related with game development in Turkey to contribute to the national development and helping the game ecosystem in the country to develop and to reach the levels it deserves. Besides, Özgür is board member of Software Industrialists Association (YASAD – http://www.yasad.org.tr/en).