Raves about Donna Fenn as a Speaker

There is no doubt that Donna has her finger on the pulse of the modern upstart and rather innately recognizes the theories of motivation behind GenY entrepreneurs. Her examples are rich with context and of significant value to academics and practitioners alike. Our students at every level found Donna’s presentations informative, witty, and engaging.

–Dan Olszewski
Director, Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison

[Your presentation with Jake Sasseville] turned out to be, without a doubt, the most high-energy Letterman Series event since we launched in 2009…Afterwards, the students’ remarks were all favorable. I’m certain you both changed many lives last night and clearly there will be more entrepreneurs graduating from Ball State as a result of your visit.”

–Roger Lavery
Dean, College of Communication, Information, and Media Ball State University

By showing how ordinary companies used specific growth strategies to become market leaders, your presentation provided enormous take-home value for the participating women entrepreneurs. Your session was highly-rated by attendees and named a participant favorite in our post-conference evaluation.

–Michele Jerome
NAWBO Deputy Executive Director

Your honest, direct and enthusiastic presentation kept us all riveted. Your book, Alpha Dogs, very well portrays the successes and setbacks of small and mid-sized business owners. It is the best I’ve read in presenting the concepts that independent business owners should seriously consider implementing.

–Israel Kushnir
President, George S. May International Company

Donna is an extraordinary writer and speaker.  Her professionalism, knowledge, and many case examples make an excellent contribution to the educational program of our meeting. Her session garnered an impressive evaluation!

–Tony Ellis
CAE, National of College Stores Director of Education

Past Events

  • Letterman Speaker Series, Ball State University
    Donna and Jack Sasseville discuss entrepreneurial success, failure, and assorted other offbeat topics
    Muncie, IN
  • GEP Entrepreneurial Delegation, Istanbul
    Training Turkish journalists to cover startup; embedded in cross-cultural delegation to help build entrepreneurial ecosystems in Turkey.
    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Girl Scouts USA Century of the Girl Expo
    Moderating panel of young female entrepreneurs.
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Inc. Magazine’s GrowCo conference
    Young Entrepreneurs program; details TBA. GrowCo
    New Orleans, LA
  • Belmont University
    Speaking to students on "The Secret Sauce of Entrepreneurship"
    Nashville, TN
  • Future of Entrepreneurship Education Summit
    Moderating panel of young entrepreneurs on making entrepreneurship a viable career pathway.
    Washington, D.C.
  • NC Governor’s Entrepreneruship Summit
    Keynote presentation followed by panel of young entrepreneurs
    Durham, NC
  • Genius Summit
    Private event with Fortune 100 company on engagement with SMB market
    San Francisco, CA
  • YPulse Youth Marketing Mashup
    Keynote presentation with Jake Sasseville, plus a panel of young entrepreneurs.
    San Diego, CA

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