At 16 years old, Patrick decided that he would never work for a boss. He attended art school in Gent, Belgium, graduating with the skills of photographer, screen printer and filmmaker. From there, he bootstrapped too many companies to count, learning the hard way but always imbuing his efforts with a mix of creativity and technology. After 30 years of entrepreneurship in Europe, Patrick came to Turkey where he redirected his efforts toward impact creation, going for more and better startups in Turkey and the MEA region. Coworking space, startups, technology, innovation, organizing, training, mentoring and consulting are the action words he values most today. Above all, Patrick feels fortunate to do this work with his wife and partner, Neşen Yücel, in the beautiful country of Turkey. Stage-Co.com, CoderDojoTurkiye.com, Stagecoworking.com are the results.