Berivan Eliş EN
Co-Founder | Programs Director

Berivan Eliş has cross-sectoral experience in social development, social innovation and social entrepreneurship. She is a co-founder of Impact Hub Ankara. She founded İstasyonTEDÜ TED University Social Innovation Center and served as its manager for five years between 2016-2021. She has worked in the fields of youth, accessibility, gender and human security at the European Union Delegation to Turkey, UNDP, Bilkent University and the Community Volunteers Foundation. Berivan Eliş took part as a researcher and coordinator in the reporting and mapping studies on the state of social enterprises and social entrepreneurship ecosystems in Turkey, Jordan and Azerbaijan. She managed the design, implementation and evaluation processes of many support and capacity building programmes for civil society actors, social enterprises and impact initiatives. She works within the Turkey Social Entrepreneurship Network (TSGA) to develop evidence-based and inclusive policies in the field of social entrepreneurship in Turkey. She holds a bachelor's degree from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of International Relations, and a master's degree from Bilkent University, Department of International Relations.