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Franky Descoteaux

Executive Director, EforAll Lowell/Lawrence

frankyFranky Descoteaux is a serial entrepreneur, with over 20 years experience in small business launch, growth and exit.  As a college student at UNLV, she co-founded a cutting edge technology company that provided customized technology services to the medical industry.  After moving to Lowell, MA in 2000, she opened three storefront businesses on Merrimack Street in downtown Lowell.  She operated her restaurant, ice cream shop and ladies boutique simultaneously for over 10 years, with the help of two strong management teams.  During that time she also made a small seed investment in Life Alive Urban Oasis & Organic Café.

In 2009 she ran for a seat on Lowell’s City Council, where she won the rare distinction of; winning as a first time candidate, being a city councilor who was not born and raised in Lowell, being one of only two women to run out of 22 candidates, and being the first Latina women elected to the council.   In 2012, she joined Life Alive as Director of People & Culture, where she directed systems development in order to prepare Life Alive to scale across Massachusetts.  In May 2015, she joined EforAll as Executive Director of Lowell and Lawrence.  Franky is currently working on her master’s thesis in Innovation and Technical Entrepreneurship from UMass Lowell, which she expects to complete in May 2016.

 

Theresa Chadwick
Program Coordinator

Theresa Chadwick - Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll)Theresa joined Entrepreneurship for All in the summer of 2014 as a volunteer for the EforAll Summit. Since then, she has been an intern for the organization. Theresa has helped facilitate two accelerator programs since joining the team and has worked alongside the Marketing Manager, Mentor Managers, and Executive Director to assist in day-to-day operations and special projects. Theresa is holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship from University of Massachusetts Lowell.