Dima Elissa

CEO & Founder
VisMed-3D

Dima was selected by Chicago magazine as one of the top Women in Tech and by  Chicago Tribune’s BlueSky Vault as one of the Top 100 entrepreneurs in Chicago. Her current venture, VisMed-3D, a biomedical design and consulting firm, is in keeping with her thirst for new technology and innovation. Alongside this novel start-up, she is pursuing her passion — devoting time, energy and guidance to women founders and entrepreneurs. As an adjunct faculty member or Entrepreneur-in-residence, teaching Entrepreneurship or as an in-demand speaker, she exemplifies her commitment to giving back and paying it forward.

Currently, she devotes her energy and guidance to women founders and entrepreneurs in technology by providing start-up experience and leadership. Dima adds to her experience aspects of operations and management through her concentration on the growth of new products and the execution of business initiatives in varied vertical markets and industries.

A hard-driving, metric-based leader able to deliver concrete results through influence and collaboration enhanced by her global perspective, she has emerged as an in-demand speaker in her industry. Her distinct insight and outlook have been sharpened by serving as a board member for domestic and international community-based organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Dima also serves as Board Member for mHUB, World Business Chicago Advisory Council for Technology, Chair of the STEM steering committee for the Apareció Foundation, Executive Advisory Board Member for Ms Tech, Chapter Chair elect for Women in Bio, Chicago.

Dima holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Hanover College and has earned her MBA from Texas A&M’s May’s School of Business with a concentration in Finance. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Hanover College.