Louise Hardman leads InvestU, a RealmSpark initiative that connects entrepreneurs and investors across Arizona State University’s global ecosystem. She has previous small business and startup experience and is passionate about supporting early-stage technology development and commercialization.
Prior to joining ASU Enterprise Partners, Louise led strategic marketing, business development, and investor relations at EnPower, a Lithium-ion battery startup. During her tenure, EnPower won the Arizona Innovation Challenge (2020) and was named the Most Innovative Startup Company in Arizona (2021). In her early career, she was a mechanical engineer at Radius Engineering, an AS9100D-certified aerospace supplier, where she focused on new technology development and managed public and private sector projects.
Louise holds an MBA from Arizona State University (2020) and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Cum Laude, from the University of Utah (2014).