Serkan Toso

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Serkan Toso

Studies:
International University of Japan , Bogazici University
Skills:
Business Development
Education

I am passionate about

After graduating from one of the most reputable universities in Turkey with a high honors degree, I worked one year in Turkey’s biggest telecommunications company as a digital marketing specialist. However, I was passionate about social entrepreneurship and always wanted to have my own business to be useful for society by helping other people. For this purpose, I decided to study my master’s degree in the e-Business Management area and finally got accepted by the International University of Japan with a scholarship. Due to my passion, I was able to graduate as the top student in the class. Later, I wanted to have work experience in a start-up company to learn more about entrepreneurship and started working in Tokyo for an e-commerce start-up company. After all my education and experience, I have started working on my business idea. I am currently building a food experiences platform for foreigners visiting Japan to raise money for projects providing better education to children all around the world.

Actions

During my bachelor's degree studies at the University in Turkey, I worked in a youth association called Euro-Mediterranean Youth Association. I was able to get positions like the general secretary and vice-president of the association in my 4 years of experience as a social worker. There are many important issues around Europe and the World that we need to deal with such as youth unemployment, democracy, and racism. My aim was to create awareness among young people about these severe issues by working in a Non-Governmental Organization. For this purpose, I started looking for partnerships with different organizations around Europe and the Middle East to organize youth exchange projects for exchanging ideas and doing workshops to learn more about the issues and bring solutions. After four years of experience, I was able to send more than 100 Turkish university students to other European countries to join European youth exchange projects and broaden their horizons. After coming back from Europe, I also asked them to organize meetings in Turkey to share what they learned from the projects. I was also personally able to join 7 different projects in countries such as Germany, Italy, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Estonia, and Greece.