We create whole solutionsfor innovation



True innovation takes a concerted and sustained effort to eliminate obstacles and create a new culture. Innovation requires a strategy, mindset and approach that must permeate throughout an organization.

We are here to help you build that.

Core Strateji is a strategy consulting firm that specializes 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.

Utilizing a variety of in-house tools and customized programs, we work with your company to create a personalized strategy to tackle current and upcoming challenges, then help you to implement that strategy by connecting you with with your employees, your customers and with the startup world.

The Team

We work on the developing edge of corporate innovation, learning approaches from leading minds in the field and developing our own adaptations, frameworks and materials to execute those approaches on the ground.

We embody a mix of practical hands-on execution experience and theoretical academic knowledge, in order to deliver real tangible results.

We have accumulated in-depth experience in a multitude of sectors, from finance and insurance to automotive and manufacturing, and bring that perspective and network into every project we work with.

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 BA degree in Law.
Yasemin Eren

Senior Consultant

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


Müge is a swiss army knife, working one-on-one with corporate startup teams and creating quick, professional prototypes. She holds a BA degree in Architecture from Özyeğin University.
Müge Yılmaz

Junior Consultant

Alper Aksoy

Junior Consultant

Zeynep Büyükpehlivan

Junior Consultant

Key Partners


Fintech Istanbul


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Core Strateji

We are your strategic innovation partner, helping you to create whole solutions for innovation.

Kolektif House Maslak

Maslak Mah. Ahi Evran cad 34485, Ahi Evran Cd. No:6 D:3, 34398 Sarıyer/İstanbul

Email: contact@corestrateji.com