Başak (Söylemez) Özcan is a network building expert from Turkey. She has graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and completed her master’s degree. She has accomplished master’s thesis titled "Technology and Innovation Policies in the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises; European Union and Turkey Comparison”. She has an extensive knowledge in European Union and International Economic Relations. From 2006 to 2012, she have worked in Turkish Industry and Business Association as an Expert. Since 2012, she has been working in Turkey’s leading STP, ODTÜ TEKNOKENT, as an Entrepreneurship Expert. She know runs projects and coordinates programs to improve and to commercialize the entrepreneurs. She knows how to raise awareness while have ability to convince people to the determined goals.