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.
An Entrepreneur's Guide to Explaining Your Job to Your Kids
Family

An Entrepreneur's Guide to Explaining Your Job to Your Kids

Your children are as curious about what you do all day at work as you are about what they do all day at school.
Should You Rent or Buy Your Startup Headquarters?
Real Estate

Should You Rent or Buy Your Startup Headquarters?

Deciding whether to rent or buy your growing startup's headquarters isn't easy. But there are three questions you can ask yourself to make the decision simpler.
3 Ways to Turn Employees Into Brand Ambassadors
Marketing Bootcamp

3 Ways to Turn Employees Into Brand Ambassadors

The pinnacle of employee engagement is a team that sincerely advocates for the brand.
An 11-Year-Old Boy's 5 Tips for Entrepreneurial Parents
Make More Happen

An 11-Year-Old Boy's 5 Tips for Entrepreneurial Parents

Your kids can deal with you being busy but not with being excluded.
What Immigrants Can Teach Entrepreneurs About Hustling to Succeed
Immigrants

What Immigrants Can Teach Entrepreneurs About Hustling to Succeed

Leaving your home and culture for America requires every risk-taking attribute that entrepreneurs cherish.
The Best Employees Stay With Companies That Help Them to Get Better
Employee Retention

The Best Employees Stay With Companies That Help Them to Get Better

Professional development is the key to retaining top employees.
4 Fundamentals for Evaluating an Overseas Expansion
Global Expansion

4 Fundamentals for Evaluating an Overseas Expansion

The world is interconnected as never before but expanding into a foreign market retains its very steep learning curve.
Why Even Startups Need to Find New Markets for Established Products
Marketing Bootcamp

Why Even Startups Need to Find New Markets for Established Products

Companies work so hard to develop a loyal customer base they often overlook how tweaking marketing strategy could develop an entirely new segment.
Selling Your Product to a Big Chain in 5 Painstaking Steps
Marketing Bootcamp

Selling Your Product to a Big Chain in 5 Painstaking Steps

There are miles of shelf space in a big-box store. Getting a few feet of it for your product is an ordeal worth enduring.
7 Ways to Tap the Skills Your Millennial Team Has in Abundance
Millennials

7 Ways to Tap the Skills Your Millennial Team Has in Abundance

Employers have everything to gain from giving their youngest workers what they seek from a job.
A World of Opportunity Awaits Small Businesses Interested in Exporting
Exporting

A World of Opportunity Awaits Small Businesses Interested in Exporting

Patient study and an adventurous spirit are necessary to sell your product overseas.
6 Ways to Make Your Next Business Trip More Productive
Business Travel

6 Ways to Make Your Next Business Trip More Productive

Planning ahead and following up make business travel more beneficial and much less frustrating.
5 Steps to Determine Your Ideal Niche Business Even in an Unfamiliar Market
Niche

5 Steps to Determine Your Ideal Niche Business Even in an Unfamiliar Market

First comes the desire to own a business, then comes the process of deciding which business. It is a learning process that requires patience and persistence.
Don't Let Too Much of a Good Thing Crash Your Startup
Managing Inventory

Don't Let Too Much of a Good Thing Crash Your Startup

Startups dream of instant success but an inability to meet demand for a wildly popular product can bring a young company to crisis.
4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Pay It Forward
Charity

4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Pay It Forward

Charitable giving, whether time or money or both, energizes employees and gives businesses a greater purpose.