Arif Gursel

Dir of Prod & Partnerships
Heroku Inc

Arif Gursel is a serial and social entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience gained from a unique blend of professional backgrounds and responsibilities. He specializes in product development, technology strategy, and business model development equipped to lead initiatives & people toward common goals. He credits his success to a blend of curiosity, creativity, persistence, commitment, passion, and realistic “optimism". He's most passionate about empowering underserved communities through S.T.E.A.M. education. Most specifically, devising strategies that drive physical interactions and engagements from digital touch points, while simultaneously working to diversify technology and entrepreneurship. His company VIBEHEAVY continues to serve as a startup lab where they create and spin out new brands, products, and services across multiple industry verticals. He's the Director of Product and Ecosystem Partnerships for Heroku, a Salesforce Company based in Seattle, WA and San Francisco, CA (USA)

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