Zeynep Turudi left Computer Science Engineering degree at Coventry University to found her own company in 2003 and Truede Ltd. was born, now exporting to 17 countries.
Turudi was invited by US Embassy to participate as part of a special IVLP International Visitor Leadership Programme, ‘A New Beginning Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation.’ with 32 business delegates from 32 countries in 2011. President Obama announced this special initiative at the April 2010 Summit on Entrepreneurship in Washington, D.C. In recognition of entrepreneurship as a driver of job creation and economic growth, this initiative builds ties between American entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs around the Globe.
Turudi is committed to supporting the efforts of fellow female entrepreneurs worldwide. She served as a speaker in several conferences empowering women entrepreneurship including at the International Women’s Entrepreneurs’ Forum (IWEF) where she also is a Board member and one of the project’s advisors. Held in Istanbul in the forum gathered together women entrepreneurs from various countries to interact commercially and socially to share their knowledge, skills and experience. The forum was held under the auspices of the Economic Minister & Family & Social policies Ministry, together with foreign presidents and ministers.
Named ‘Most Successful Entrepreneur’ in 2011 by the London based Business Network Association
Based in the UK, Truede produces Natural Turkish Delight & Peng Chickpeas Snack products from Istanbul Turkey since 2003.
Currently, the Truede brand consists of Turkish Delight, Marrons Glacés, Chocolate Spoons and Peng Chickpeas Sweet & Savoury Snacks.
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European Turkish Brand Assocciation
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Entrepreneurship & Business Innovation program arranged by Barack Obama
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