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Lizelle van Vuuren

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Denver Area, US

Founder & CEO, Effectively & Women Who Startup. Entrepreneur. I startup, build communities & create impact. Innovation, Strategy, Marketing.

Founder & CEO, Effectively & Women Who Startup. Entrepreneur. I startup, build communities & create impact. Innovation, Strategy, Marketing.

14 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In


Women Who Startup
EmSpot, LLC

Side Projects

Women Who Startup
Startup Weekend Denver 2013
Denver Startup Week, Women Who S


Founder Effectively January 2014 - present
Founder Women Who Startup January 2013 - present
Prospective CEO 10.10.10 March 2015 - March 2015
Consulting CMO WÜF September 2014 - January 2015
Co-founder StartupDenver January 2013 - January 2014
Founder and CEO EmSpot, LLC August 2009 - January 2014
Director of Marketing Accucode January 2007 - December 2011
Web Designer & Marketing Strategist January 2003 - December 2011
Marketing Director Accucode September 2005 - January 2007
Marketing Consultant Accucode December 2004 - September 2005
Graphic Design Intern Accucode March 2004 - December 2004
Shipping & Receiving Associate Barnes & Noble, Inc. March 2002 - March 2004


Capella University Marketing 2005 - 2008
The Art Institute of Colorado Interactive Media Design 2002 - 2005
University of Colorado Boulder Performance Arts, Psychology 2000 - 2001

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
  • • Engineering
Advisor With
  • • Marketing
  • • Saas
  • • Growth
  • • Wearable technology
  • • Community Building
  • • Entrepreneurship
  • • Product Marketing
  • • Startups
  • • IoT- Internet of Things
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Events
  • • Green
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Marketing • Entrepreneurship • Marketing Strategy • Startups • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

I launch ideas, grow startup and build communities.

Vouches Received

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Scott Yates
They're my friends
She's seen them all, knows what works and what won't. And great addition to any environment.
Paul Reynolds
They're my friends
Lizelle's marketing experience combined with her passion for tech startups is a powerful combination.
Perry Evans
They're my friends
Very focused and driven, self-motivating and intellectually curious [all of which I consider key ingredients for success in start-ups]. I'm ... always impressed with her professionalism and willingness to strike out on her own and follow her gut/instinct. I haven't worked in a really direct way with her, but she also comes across as a good collaborator.
Rylee Keys
We worked together
Lizelle is an incredibly focused, driven, leader who excels at developing a vision and making it a reality. Her thorough attention to detail ... , presence, and determination have impressed me since we first met. She is a real asset to the Denver Startup Community and I look forward to working with her in the future.
Lisa May
They're my advisor
She already is in so many ways. This network, this ecosystem called Startup Denver was cofounded by Lizelle and the town where I've lived fo ... r forty years will never be the same. I have seen her connect young women with mentors and I've seen the amazing and contagious passion she brings to her projects. Even though her expertise is in marketing I have seen young coders ask her for advice. I believe there are hundreds of entrepreneurs in Denver who launched because of efforts both individually and through StartUp Denver. She defines what entrepreneurs ought to be.
Britany Crown
They're my friends
Quite simply, she does whatever it takes, she's a force of nature. If she doesn't know it, it she learns it; she's flexible, communicative a ... nd visionary. And she does it all to cause movement and change, to make a difference in the world. We should all take a page from her book.
Chris Pitchford
We worked together
Lizelle has demonstrated inspired leadership and creativity for all the years I've known her. I wish I could be as smart and resourceful.
Brian Tsuchiya
They're my friends
She is passionate, engaged and gives before she asks. She is active in the startup community in Denver. She is also a nice person.
Karen Dudzinski
They're my friends
LIzelle is very passionate about entrepreneurship and using the energy and drive within the community to make the broader community a better ... place. She is driven and loves to take every opportunity she can to forward her mission.
They're my friends
Some people have everything it takes to make a big impact in the world, and you can just feel it radiating out of them. Lizelle is one. Lize ... lle is at once very smart, very down-to-earth, very poised, and very real.
Jon Rossi
CEO & Founder, and Founder, StartupDenver.
Lizelle is a full stack marketing consultant which is very hard to find in Denver. She is CoFounder of and a great communi ... ty resource here in Denver
Tim O'Shea
Member - Community Affairs Comittee, Boulder Chamber and Board of Directors Member, Boulder Relief, Co..
In step with her accomplishments as an entrepreneur, Lizelle is dedicated to creating a community that encourages entrepreneurs through conn ... ections and collaboration.
Matt Brady
Founder, V2 and Advisor, Daniels College of Business. Kellogg grad. Purdue grad.
Lizelle in incredibly motivated, articulate, and well-connected. I have benefited in numerous ways from knowing her. She's the real deal.
Sarai Snyder
Principal Creative Director, thinkingPOST and CoFounder, CycloFemme.
Lizelle is a leader in building the women's entrepreneurial community. She is driven, smart, creative, and well aware of the work it takes t ... o build a new business.

Paul Reynolds
They're my friends
Paul runs a successful co-working space in Myrtle Beach with other great entrepreneurs and they've brought a great co-celerator to their are ... a to help excel the success of startups.

Antoine Valot
They're my friends
He ads value as a CTO with a specialty in product development and user experience. He's very active in the Denver startup community and beyo ... nd.

Tim O'Shea
Member - Community Affairs Comittee, Boulder Chamber and Board of Directors Member, Boulder Relief, Co..
Heavily involved in startup communities and is an entrepreneur himself in Boulder, CO.

John Paul Narowski
We worked together  •  My name is John-Paul Narowski, and I’ve been hacking at various business ideas since I was 16. I’m a full stack developer and love crafting.
Driven and motivated by impact.