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Zeynep Ilgaz

Founder & President

Confirm BioSciences

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Zeynep Ilgaz

Zeynep Ilgaz is the co-founder and President of Confirm BioSciences Inc, a leading provider of drug and alcohol testing and employee screening products and services. Under her leadership, the Company has been recognized as Best Places to work for and Fastest Growing Company list in San Diego.

Ilgaz also currently serves as a lecturer for International Entrepreneurship at San Diego State University. She is also an advisor to the National Institute of Health, Commercialization Assistance Program. As part of her efforts to give back to the community, Ilgaz started a “We Care, People over Profit” Corporate Program within Confirm Biosciences- where a percentage of sales has been contributed to giving back to local organizations. The Year, the company has formed a partnership with Interfaith Community Services, where proceeds of sales as well as food and health supplies are provided to serve to over 19,000 individuals that Interfaith Community Services serve; to include homeless, veterans and kids at risk Ilgaz received her MBA from San Diego State University in 2000. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from Bosporus University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Entrepreneurship Distinction
  • Top 25 among America's Most Entrepreneurial Universities 2015.
  • Top 10 in list of "America's Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs."


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