İmran Gürakan was born on August 30, 1988, in Ankara. Imran Gürakan, who spent her primary and high school years in Ankara, graduated from the Department of Statistics at Middle East Technical University and then completed her master’s degree in Business Management at Hacettepe University. She received training on international technology entrepreneurship and technology center management in many different countries, especially in South Korea and America, and published 3 different international articles, 1 of which was awarded. Imran Gürakan, who has accomplished successful projects in the entrepreneurship ecosystem, started her business life at BNB Project Management company in 2013; Between 2015 and 2021, she worked as a Specialist, Leader, and then Manager in the Entrepreneurship, Collaboration and Technology Transfer Unit at Bilkent CYBERPARK. At the end of 2021, she became the CEO of Ankara TEKMER and LEAP Investment. Ankara TEKMER is Turkey’s first private enterprise Technology Development Center and provides a comfortable and
modern working environment for entrepreneurs. LEAP Investment, which set out with the aim of providing smart capital to early-stage technology startups, supports the development of
entrepreneurs with the capital, consultancy, and mentorship it provides.