Ursula Hessenflow
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Ursula Hessenflow

Seasoned entrepreneur who has played a founding role in several digital companies. She has worn every hat from head of operations, account management and client services, product management, marketing, finance, strategy, CEO and “Chief Visionary”

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/uhessenflow/
Los Angeles, California, United States
Member since February 09, 2017
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Co-founder and COO of myLAB Box Quote_down
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USC , BS , Business Administration

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

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If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Airbnb, Uber, VAWAA, Kayak

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

My motto is "get it done", many times this means long days and a lot of time for small rewards (frustrating) and other days it equates to big rewards (exhilarating). I've learned to keep my eye on the ball and enjoy the roller coaster ride!

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Not taking any time off to focus on all of life

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1) Don't get buried in one idea for too long. Litmus test and iterate quickly.
2) Don't neglect relationship-building, it's not just about the end results, tend to the garden
3) Make sure good people in your organization are taken care of, they are priceless

Full bio

Originally from Los Angeles, California, Ursula Hessenflow is a Co-founder and the COO of myLAB Box, the first nationwide online service that empowers users to test for and treat STDs and related conditions from the privacy of home. She has always had a passion for business with a social impact which is what drew her to co-found myLAB Box.

A graduate of USC’s Marshall School of Business, Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Ursula draws from over 18 years of experience in marketing, product development, project and operations management to build digital start-ups into growing enterprises.  

As part of her Founding roles at digital agency A Hundred Years (formerly Seso Media Group) and video marketing pioneer Channel Factory, she led digital initiatives for NASA’s Spitzer Telescope, Sony Electronics, Coca Cola, Boost Mobile, Sony Entertainment and numerous Fortune 100 brands.