Basak Altan is a design strategist, educator, future thinker, and connector. For over 20 years she has been providing leadership in design and strategy services at the intersection of business, technology, and education for circular economy. Başak is the founder of the Co-Design Collective that partners with mission driven investors and enterprising leaders to align their organizations to a circular design mindset through design education programs. She leads the Co-Design Academy where she provides customized workshops and lecture series catered to early startup founders. Başak is also the current West District Chapter Representative for IDSA and the curator of the Design Voices Program where she influences the conversations for the national design community. She holds a Bachelor’s of Industrial Design from Syracuse University and a Master of Sustainable Business Administration from Presidio Graduate School.