Zeynep Erden Bayazıt graduated from Boğaziçi University and hold her master’s degree in Business Administration at Marmara University and PhD from Sabancı University. Academically, she has been a member of faculty at Management Engineering Department at Istanbul Technical University since 2006. Her work is focused on organizational theory and entrepreneurship. She has been teaching management and entrepreneurship courses at undergraduate and graduate programs. Since 2014, she has been acting as the founding academic director at İTU GINOVA Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She is also the founder of COYAG an initiative supporting children with cancer.