Güler Altınsoy holds a BA in Political Science and International Relations from Marmara University and an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London. Güler is an entrepreneur, co-founded IDEMA – International Development Management, Needsmap – Platform Cooperative, and INOGAR – a social cooperative and incubation center for social platforms.
Güler is one of the co-founders of “Needs Map” which is an online platform where people in need meet the people who want to support and make a difference in their neighborhood. As the first online social cooperative of Turkey, Needs Map brings an innovative approach to sharing, volunteering, and creating impact for people, cultivates ‘online collectivity’ by bringing social benefit and technology together, and presents a best practice for TECH4GOOD. Needs Map has attracted over 3.4 million visitors and matched over 10 million dollars equivalent of social aid. Güler Altınsoy is also one of the co-founders of the cooperative ‘INOGAR’, a new-generation incubation center that combines innovation and enterprise culture with civil society, the public sector, sustainable development, culture-arts, and technology.
Guler Altınsoy is a Development Expert, who previously worked with several international development organizations like World Bank, UNDP, UNFPA, and Save the Children and private sector organizations for corporate social responsibility projects like Google, UPS, US Chamber of Commerce, Center for International Private Enterprise.