Founding Partner, BIC Angels
Joachim is Founding Partner of BIC Angels, an angel investments network located in Turkey. He was elected “Angel Investor of the Year” in 2015, in Turkey. With almost 150 investors in BIC Angel Investments and more than 500 startups screened every year, Behrendt continues to support promising startups in Turkey as an angel investor. Joachim is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Nexum. In 2000, He founded Nexum, one of the fastest-growing IT and digital agency services companies in Turkey. During his professional career, Joachim gave consulting services to many multinational companies regarding strategy, controlling, IT services, finance and restructuring. He continues his consulting services in Germany. Joachim is also teaching entrepreneurship at Boğaziçi University, before that he worked as part-time lecturer on management accounting at LSE and at Birkbeck College. After graduating from the Department of Business Administration in Hamburg University in 1989, Joachim Behrendt worked at Lüneburg University, Germany, and earned his PhD degree in accounting and finance in 1993. He speaks German, English, and Turkish.
Speech covers the extremely important funding issue and some organizational aspects (VISA, different languages, accommodation, different business style etc. – which might be even more problematic if the program is only 3 months) when joining international accelerator programs. Related