Leslie Cottenjé

Entrepreneur in Residence

Leslie Cottenjé is an entrepreneur from Bruges with a background in linguistics and UX design. She co-founded Hello Customer, a technology scale-up based in Ghent, in 2015. She currently leads the company as CEO – and in 2018, her achievements were recognised with a nomination for Female CEO of the Year.

Leslie is on the board of Guberna, an organisation that aims to build better boards for the future. She’s also involved with start-up accelerator Birdhouse, where she draws on her experience of building Hello Customer from the ground up to inspire future entrepreneurs. She is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Vlerick Entrepreneurship Academy.

Who am I ?

  • SME Challenge at Vlerick Business School
  • Master in Translation Studies at Erasmus Hogeschool, Brussels

My expertise

  • Public speaking and presentation skills
  • Company growth
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing and sales
  • HR and talent management
  • Product strategy
  • Venture capital

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