Yasemin is building and maintaining the Startup Grind community in the APAC and Middle East region as a community manager at the world’s largest community of startups, founders, innovators, and creators. Born and raised in Germany with Turkish roots, Yasemin leverages her multicultural background and passion to help develop engaging communities and connect like-minded people. She first joined SG as an Event Manager volunteer at the Beijing Chapter, now leading the Chapter as Director. In her role as community manager, Yasemin is supporting Directors in more than 130 Chapters to represent Startup Grind’s mission and values. It excites her to work with experienced community builders as well as recruit new directors to join the global family and create an impact in their local startup ecosystems. Yasemin has been invited to speak at various events covering community building and sharing insights into the Beijing startup community.