Louisa Shepherd

Director of Collective Impact, Epicenter Memphis

Louisa serves as the Director of Collective Impact at Epicenter, Memphis’s hub for entrepreneurship and innovation. At Epicenter, Louisa leads strategic initiatives to collect data and measure entrepreneurial activity across the city of Memphis and further Epicenter’s mission to create 500 new companies and cultivate 1000 new entrepreneurs through idea creation, development, funding and growth.

Louisa has been recognized as one of the 20 most influential young professionals under 30 and 40 Under 40 Urban Elite Professionals in Memphis. She has also been recognized by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as one of 13 “ESHIP Champions” – a national cohort of innovators advancing the field of entrepreneurial ecosystem building.

Recently, her speaking engagements include presentations at the International Conference on Business Incubation, the Community Indicators Consortium’s National Impact Summit, The Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum, and Ignite, a nationally syndicated presentation series.