Tuesday, June 26

2018 EnterpriseCorp Evening of Entrepreneurship

featuring keynote speaker

Diane Hessan


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Diane Hessan is a successful entrepreneur, investor, marketer, and author and has been named one of Boston’s most influential people. She is currently working on a variety of projects in the Boston tech ecosystem, and is engaged in a wide-ranging longitudinal study of American voter attitudes.

She is Chairman of C Space (formerly Communispace), where she was CEO and founder. C Space, “with a Blue Chip client list that would make a Madison Avenue giant jealous,” according to Advertising Age, is the leader in helping companies get insight and inspiration from their customers. Ms. Hessan led Communispace to 13 years of exponential growth before selling the company to Omnicom in 2011.  The company now has over 500 employees and offices in over a dozen countries.

She is co-author of the book Customer-Centered Growth: Five Strategies for Building Competitive Advantage. The book, a Business Week best-seller, was published in 11 languages.

Ms. Hessan is the former CEO of the Startup Institute and has served on many boards, including Panera, Eastern Bank, Brightcove, Tufts University, CoachUp, Mass Challenge, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and her B.A. in Economics from Tufts University.

In addition to Hessan’s keynote address, there will be an update on the State of Entrepreneurship in the Greater Louisville region, along with the annual EnterpriseCorp Award, which recognizes the significant contributions of a local individual(s) to Greater Louisville’s startup community.


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Check out this video from our 2017 EnterpriseCorp Evening of Entrepreneurship, featuring acclaimed international investor and product developer (Uber, Yahoo!, Photobucket, Smugmug) Frederique Dame!


Check out this video from our 2016 EnterpriseCorp Evening of Entrepreneurship, featuring AOL founder Steve Case!