Hey, I'm Kemal!
Based in Vancouver.
I am a second-year UBC BCom candidate who is always willing to acquire knowledge and grow also is proactive to take responsibility.
I gained meaningful professional experiences working for companies such as Coinvestion, a fintech startup developing a disruptive and democratized way for real estate investments. Due to the newness of the blockchain technology we used, most of my time, I have assisted the CEO and the COO, making market research and legal research for operation applications with the BC Securities Commission (BCSC) and the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN).
Built and managed customer and investor relationships, I have provided several important connections for the company which took a crucial role in its future. I got the venture admitted to incubator and accelerator programs of UBC and represented it in several province-wide and nation-wide competitions.
I, with a group of people, also started a nationwide social project aiming to bring solutions to one of the 17 goals the UN has in its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We aim to lower the number of youth NEET (not in education, employment or training) by tackling the barriers youth encounter en route to employment. I lead the BC branch.
I am a passionate kickboxer. I spend my leisure time shooting arrows and taking hiking trips to shoot the perfect frames. I can speak English and Turkish fluently while having conversational Mandarin and basic Russian skills. Every day, I am getting closer to my dream of opening a business where can be a place of hope for the most- using brand new technologies and systems to provide opportunities for the needy or any person with any dream with any level of achievability. I want people to understand that they can realize their dreams and that their dreams should not have any limits.
I believe that the only limit to the height of my achievements is the reach of my dreams and my willingness to work for them. That's why no matter what sort of difficulties I encountered so far in my life, I never lost my enthusiasm and stopped dreaming.
Enhanced viability and value of venture by building complex Excel models, analyzing sensitivity reports, and finding the optimal solution to problems
Got venture admitted to the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Core Technology incubator and General Capital & HubSpot’s GROWTH accelerator to get assistance building venture, obtain real-world feedback from experienced business mentors, and analyze the business model
Built and led customer and investor relationships by attending several networking events, pitching competitions (most of which as ranked first) and informational interviews and with HubSpot’s CRM software
Created marketing materials (such as social media posts, presentations, one-pagers) in two languages by using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft PowerPoint and helped software developers with website content and design
Assisted venture in advancing in global sandbox process by helping CEO and COO with legal research and presentations to BC Securities Commission (BCSC) and Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN) board
Business Development Associate | Coinvestion Technologies Inc. | Vancouver | November 2018 - September 2019
Boosted sales by 65% and improved recognition by building an online
store with Shopify and preparing designs with Adobe Illustrator
Led customer relations and B2B communications with HubSpot’s CRM
software and Microsoft Excel
Managed inventory and invoicing by using QuickBooks and MS Excel
Marketing and Sales Coordinator |
London Technologies Inc. | Vancouver | October 2017 - October 2018
Conducted stock-taking by using Microsoft Excel
Improved advertising efficiency by implementing changes and introducing new designs of my own using Adobe Illustrator
Signed customers up for marketing lists and informed them of upcoming promotions or products
Sales and Marketing Associate |
Vancity Retail Inc. | Vancouver |
September 2017 - January 2018
Optimized activities by recruiting 19 members and leading project & team meetings after building the BC Branch
Started another nationwide social project aiming to bring solutions to
one of 17 goals the UN has in its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,
decreasing number of youth NEETs
Project Coordinator |
Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) | BC |
October 2018 - Present
Expanded branch over 5 cities and maximized data collected by
conducting three provincial youth consultations (each with 100+ participants)
and conducting 200+ surveys
Raised awareness by preparing several marketing materials using Adobe
Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop and speaking at webinars and events
Managed branch communications and relations, established partnerships
with other non-profits
Life Skills Consultant | M.O.S.A.I.C. | Burnaby |
September 2018 - March 2019
Saved $4,000 and increased clients’ knowledge of various subjects such as the Canadian education system by organizing and facilitating 16 workshops each with 20 participants
Built and delivered 30+ computer classes (each with 20 participants) to help newcomer youth integrate into Canadian society through technology by teaching MS Office software along with email and internet etiquette
Raised awareness of violence and hate newcomers face
by speaking at the City of Richmond’s Diversity Symposium
Received nomination for the
BC Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Awards
Increased awareness of challenges newcomer youth face by organizing four events (each with 50+ participants) YOU.RE.CA! presented to community also by writing confidentiality agreement and advertising events
Promoted leadership skills
by creating the YOU.RE.CA! group with 15 members