Coping with, Confronting and Conquering Covid19 Chaos Ep. 2: Resiliency with Arzu Tekir

May 27, 2020, 10:30 – 11:30 PM

Join us for a critical fireside chat on the future of entrepreneurship in these disruptive times brought on by the Novel Corona Virus COVID19. We are proudly hosting Entrepreneur, Smart City Strategist, Author and Public Speaker Arzu Tekir on resiliency strategies for entrepreneurs as part of Startup Grind Fort Lauderdale Covid19 crisis response.

Virtual event

About this event

Limited attendance, please secure free admission ticket to receive registration link.

  • Who: Arzu Tekir, Entrepreneur, Smart City Strategist, Author and Public Speaker.
  • What: Resiliency for Entrepreneurs during the Covid19 Crisis .
  • Where: Virtual (link will be emailed)
  • When: May 27th, from 6:30-7:30pm

We are experiencing unprecedented times. Unemployment is expected to reach levels not seen since the great depression, small businesses are failing left and right, economic uncertainty has gripped the globe while a catastrophic global recession is all but guaranteed.

We’re told to prepare for the new normal, characterized by periods of economic contraction alternating with economic expansion as waves of infections rise and wane. How does an entrepreneur deal with chaos, disruption and uncertainty? What strategies can be employed to not only cope with but confront and conquer these upcoming challenges?

Who is Arzu Tekir?

What can we do as entrepreneurs to limit our risk exposure and inoculate our businesses from untimely deaths during the COVID19 crisis and beyond? As a strategic business leader, Arzu will share with us many insights on how entrepreneurs can strategically leap over the many expected upcoming pitfalls of these chaotic times.

Arzu Tekir has been working with many city leaders and various organizations as a business strategist for almost two decades.  She has eighteen years of work experience in strategic planning, business development, strategic partnership development. She also has raised funding in the millions of dollars for large-scale public and private sector projects.

After having led several for-profit and non-profit organizations, Arzu founded Urbanite Venture to help urbantech companies develop and implement urban solutions to transition cities into smarter, more livable and lovable places for all. Urbanite Venture is a growth consulting firm with expertise in smart cities, urban innovation and fundraising.

What can we learn from Arzu?
Startup Grind Fort Lauderdale is extremely proud to host Entrepreneur, Smart City Strategist, Author and Public Speaker Arzu Tekir for an absolutely crucial fireside chat as part of our Covid19 crisis response. As a noted women empowerment activist, named as one of the Women of Courage Turkey by Dunya Finance & Business Daily and as one of the Top 19 Women in the Environment by Yesilist, Turkey's first green-living, and sustainability platform, she will also be kicking off #SGWomen Month for us a few days early.

She will be discussing her recent Forbes article on how to Recession Proof Your Business.

You will learn:

  • What 5 best strategies to employ to survive
  • Is it time to pivot or should you stay the course?
  • Can you get funding in this climate for your pivot?
  • How to develop your own roadmap for success

Check out what happened


  • Arzu Tekir

    Urbanite Ventures



  • Marc Lissade

    Startup Broward

    Executive Director



Wednesday, May 27, 2020
10:30 PM – 11:30 PM UTC


Welcome & Introductions
Fireside Chat
Q & A
Announcements & Farewells


  • Marc Lissade

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

  • Jason Dukes

    Captains Chair Coaching


  • Eric Gaines

    Startup Grind


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