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Meet our Mentors

Ozgur Yildirim

Counterfactual Ventures, Head of Science and Technology

Programs: Advisory Solutions & Labs Coach - Community Mentor, Team mentor, NFS I-Corps, CoMotion Innovation Gap Fund, CoMotion DubPitch


Industry experience

  • Life Science
  • Clean technology/energy
  • Materials science
  • Agriculture
  • Medical devices
  • Engineering devices

Areas of expertise

  • Board and Team Leadership
  • Business development and strategic partners
  • Hiring and growing a team
  • Licensing/IP
  • Social Impact
  • Product design/project management
  • Technical–diagnostic /therapeutic/life science
  • Technical–hardware engineering
  • Methods and processes
  • Research tools
  • Diagnostics


Ozgur is an accomplished innovation leader, driven to pioneer cross-functional initiatives at the intersection of science, engineering, and business. With years of experience in world-class organizations such as Hewlett Packard, Intellectual Ventures, and L’Oreal as well as startups, he focuses on identifying opportunities and conducting the groundbreaking research and development needed to successfully design, develop, and commercialize new technologies and products.