Zeynep Ilgaz

Zeynep Ilgaz

Entrepreneur, Co-Founder and President of Confirm Biosciences and TestCountry
Originally from Turkey, Zeynep Ilgaz and her husband immigrated to the United States with two suitcases, their love for each other and a desire for entrepreneurship. They co-founded Confirm BioSciences and TestCountry in San Diego and Ilgaz serves as president of both. Confirm BioSciences offers service-oriented testing technologies for drugs of abuse and health.
5 Ways Women Entrepreneurs Can Overcome the Funding Gap
Raising Capital

5 Ways Women Entrepreneurs Can Overcome the Funding Gap

Taking advantage of the resources and mentors available can help you overcome the hurdles to financing your startup.
5 Ways to Set Up Your Employees for Success in 2015
Goals

5 Ways to Set Up Your Employees for Success in 2015

You've probably set lofty financial goals for your organization, but here's how to engage and enlist your entire team by jointly creating challenging yet doable goals.
If Chaos Is Your Startup's Default Setting, Inconsistent Leadership May Be to Blame
Leadership Qualities

If Chaos Is Your Startup's Default Setting, Inconsistent Leadership May Be to Blame

Erratic leaders build unreliable teams. A business leader shares her journey to establish a clear vision for her company.
Promote Your All-Stars Without Throwing Off the Team Dynamic
Promotion

Promote Your All-Stars Without Throwing Off the Team Dynamic

Recognizing when an employee is ready for advancement and helping the rest of the staff navigate the transition smoothly can mean the difference between a dream team and a disaster.
9 Ways to Become a Woman Influencer
Women in Business

9 Ways to Become a Woman Influencer

Close the gender gap one leader at a time.
A Favorite Employee Tests Positive for Drugs. Now What?
Employee Management

A Favorite Employee Tests Positive for Drugs. Now What?

Substance abuse can strike even those close to the management team. Set up and maintain policies, provide counseling and determine the best course of action.
Motivating the Negative Nancy on Your Team
Employee morale

Motivating the Negative Nancy on Your Team

Bad attitudes in the workplace can spread like wildfire. Here's how to stamp them out.
Don't Rubber-Stamp Your Company's Wellness Program
Wellness Plans

Don't Rubber-Stamp Your Company's Wellness Program

Employers have multiple reasons to really encourage their workers' fitness and grant a financial incentive for follow-through.
False Assumptions That Perpetuate the Overtime Epidemic in Startups
Work-Life Balance

False Assumptions That Perpetuate the Overtime Epidemic in Startups

Founders have a tendency to overextend themselves, and when they model this behavior for employees, they create a perfect storm of stress and burnout for their team.
Immigrants Can Shed Fears of Entering the Startup World -- With These Strategies
Immigrants

Immigrants Can Shed Fears of Entering the Startup World -- With These Strategies

Owning a company is an achievable goal for newcomers to America. Here's how.
Human Resources

Boosting Employee Engagement in the Summer Months

'Tis the season for vacations. Motivating staffers can be a challenge. Here are five different ways to sustain productivity.
Prestige Aside, Is a Board Seat Worth Your While?
Board of Directors

Prestige Aside, Is a Board Seat Worth Your While?

Busy entrepreneurs are often tempted to take on yet another corporate commitment. Here's how to handle this decision.