We are your strategic innovation partner.

We specialize in supporting leading companies to transform into ambidextrous organizations, organizations that are able to leverage its core business model today while simultaneously exploring new business opportunities for tomorrow.

We create whole solutions to innovation by developing organization-specific strategies, then helping organizations lay the groundwork and build up systems to execute on those strategies, consistently and continuously.


Core Strateji works with leading companies to accelerate their innovation efforts via lean innovation principles.

We help to create a solid strategic foundation and a sustainable innovation engine to encourage and support new ideas and new approaches, then work hands-on with your team to keep it running smoothly.


A whole solution for innovation, from strategy to execution; we walk with you through every step of the process.

We help to create a solid strategic foundation and a sustainable innovation engine to encourage and support new ideas and new approaches, then work hands-on with your team to keep it running smoothly.


In the era of “Continuous Innovation”, companies need 10x the number of initiatives, both inside and outside the company, but need to experiment and test these ideas using 1/5 the amount of time and resources.

This is innovation at 50x.

It’s time for corporations to innovate like entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Corporations need to approach innovation with a portfolio mentality, diversifying the scope and type of ideas it pursues with small bet, then scaling up the ones that show promise. We help corporations to both create, manage and develop that portfolio, pursuing innovation inside and outside the company.

Learn More

A diverse team with a wealth of knowledge and experience in entrepreneurship & innovation to lend to any sector, any situation.

We are both academic and practical, big picture and hands-on. We’ve developed our own models and frameworks based on known approaches, proven to deliver measurable financial results.

İhsan Elgin is a serial entrepreneur and an angel investor. He specializes in innovation strategy at leading companies and also teaches at Ozyegin University. He is a board member on İş Yatırım and Finberg CVC and he is the Co-founder of Startups.Watch and FinTech İstanbul. Elgin holds an Executive MBA degree from Koc University.
İhsan Elgin


Jason is the content creator at Core Strateji, and manages multiple internal startup projects in sectors as diverse as insurance, finance, automotive, manufacturing and retail.Jason also teaches business and entrepreneurship at Özyeğin University while mentoring various social and high-tech startups.
Jason Lau


Yasemin focuses on corporate entrepreneurship programs, new business development and corporate-startup partnerships in insurance, finance, automotive and retail industries. She has previously mentored and worked with several early stage startups. Yasemin holds an MBA degree from Universita Cattolica and a Bachelor’s degree in Law.
Yasemin Eren


Yigit works on specifically, establishing/implementing innovation strategy, new product/service/business model design and corporate-startup engagement. Graduated form Bilkent University, Department of Economics. Yigit started his career with finance and turned to innovation with his passion for technology and creativity. As a member of the Futurists Association, he lectured on “Future Plan Design“ at Bahçeşehir University.
Yiğit Gökçe

Senior Consultant

Merve is in charge of research and reporting on corporate entrepreneurship, innovation, strategy, startups and technology. She has several published research articles on corporate entrepreneurship and is currently a PhD candidate at Management and Strategy Doctoral Program at Istanbul University.
Merve Çavdar


After realizing he had a passion for improvement and new value creation, Alper had been keen on studying and working in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship even before university. Completing an undergraduate and a graduate degree both specializing in innovation management, he joined the Core Strategy team as a junior consultant. Alper now supports ideation workshops, corporate entrepreneurship projects, innovation education programs and innovation strategy projects.
Alper Aksoy

Junior Consultant

Zeynep Büyükpehlivan takes an active role in the planning and execution of innovation and corporate entrepreneurship training sessions and one-to-one mentoring processes, in idea generation sessions organized in line with various sectors and focus areas, and in task force projects that require hands-on focus, by using lean startup methodology and organizational skills together at Core Strategy.
Zeynep Büyükpehlivan

Junior Consultant


Make Innovation Work Blog

Your innovation partner to create new .

Start a Project