Serhat is a sales and marketing professional and started the Hamburg Chapter of Startup Grind in Hamburg with his Co-Founder Alexander Fichtl in 2017. He is Founder and Managing Director of XPERIENTS , a Hamburg based digital communication agency. Additionally he acts as mentor for corporate innovation programs in Germany. Formerly he worked at the recruitment firm D-Level as well as at Toptranslation, where he was responsible for the sales strategies. He was Organizer of Startup Weekend Hamburg in Germany until 2016 and is Global Facilitator for Techstars Startup Programs globally since 2016.