Güler Altınsoy

Güler Altınsoy


CEO, IDEMA International Development Management

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 İhtiyaç Haritası “Needs Map” which is an online platform where people-in-need meet the people who want to support and make a difference in their neighbourhood. 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 bridge 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 which combines innovation and enterprise culture with civil society, public sector, sustainable development, culture-arts, and technology. Guler Altınsoy is a Development Expert, 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.