Baybars Altuntaş

Angel investor, columnist TV presenter, author, entrepreneur and best-selling author.
Chair, World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF)-Vice President,European Business Angels Network(EBAN)-President, Turkish Business Angels Association (TBAA)

Baybar Altuntas is an entrepreneurship and innovation guru, global leader, best-selling author, angel investor, columnist, star of the Turkish version of the television show Dragons’ Den, Chairman of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), Vice President of the European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds, and Early Stage Market Players (EBAN), President of the Business Angels Association of Turkey (TBAA), the World Entrepreneurship Forum Ambassador to Turkey and the Balkan countries, and President of Deulcom International.

One of the top global speakers on entrepreneurship, innovation and angel investment invited by former US President Obama to speak at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya. Recipient of the European Trade Association of Business Angels (EBAN) award for the Best Individual in Europe Globally Engaging with the Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in 2014 (Ireland), 2015 (Netherlands), 2016 (Portugal) and 2017 (Spain).

The only entrepreneur to be granted a personal audience with former President Obama at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in Washington, DC. Developer of the world-renowned entrepreneurship theory, the Altuntas Start-up Compass Theory, researched by Sheffield University and used in numerous MBA programmes.

Advisory board member of the South East Europe Research Council in Greece. Appointed as JCI Ambassador, following Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary General of the United Nations. Profiled regularly by leading international media such as CNN International and Bloomberg. A co-author of Planet Entrepreneur:

The World Entrepreneurship Forum's Guide to Business Success Around the World, published by Wiley (2013). Author of Off the Bus, Into a Supercar! How I Became a Top TV Star and Celebrated Investor, published by Balboa Press (2014) and translated into Chinese, Croatian, Albanian, and Macedonian.

Entrpreneurship, angel investment, international trade, investing, innovation, busuiness funding 


- TV presenting - Turkish Dragons' Den, The Weakest Link (Turkey)
- Guest articles for many publications across the glibe
- Keynote Speaker Presentations at a large number of global events, conferences, awards, and dinners
- Interviewed for a wide range of international media, TV, radio, online and print

- Angel Investment
- International Trade
​- The Gloabl Entrepreneurial Ecosystem


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 ‘’We would like to thank to Baybars Altuntas for his great contribution to the global entrepreneurship ecosystem by writing this book. He outlines very practical ideas for would-be entrepreneurs aiming to set up their own businesses, and for entrepreneurs who are growing their businesses.’’

Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine
Royal Palace, Belgrade
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