Dima Elissa

CEO & Co-Founder

Since 2013, Dima has co-founded two 3D printing companies. Initially, ProofX, a rapid prototyping firm which provided foundational knowledge and experience in the burgeoning additive manufacturing industry. A realization that medical applications were the focal point for her experience and team’s expertise, VisMed-3D emerged as the leader in for 3D biomedical visualization and printing in personalized medicine. Alongside this innovative start-up, she is pursuing her passion — devoting time, energy and guidance to women founders and entrepreneurs.  

As an adjunct faculty member teaching Entrepreneurship and in-demand speaker, she exemplifies her commitment to giving back and paying it forward.
Launching over 16 technology start-ups. Directing and driving operations and profitability are among the business accomplishments and adventures of her blossoming career as an entrepreneurial C-Level executive.

Prior to start-ups, she held numerous positions at NutraSweet—including in International Marketing, New Business Ventures and Merger and aquisitions.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 presently participates on the Stem Steering committee for the Aparechio Foundation. In addition, she serves on the World Business Chicago Advisory Council for Manufacturing and the Chicago Chapter of Women in Bio.

Dima holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Hanover College, and earned her MBA from Texas A&M’s May’s School of Business with a concentration in Finance. She is a member of the board of trustees for Hanover College. @dimaelissa, @Vismed3d