Five to Nine is an enterprise SaaS platform that helps companies manage and measure their employee engagement initiatives. We found that less than 10% of companies know the ROI behind their employee engagement programs. Companies are spending thousands to millions of dollars on programming, and typically, have no way of measuring their impact on culture, inclusion, and the business. Five to Nine helps companies close that gap and manage their initiatives – from employee resource group events to manager workshops – as well as communicate the impact of engagement programming company-wide.


Jasmine Shells

Co-founder / CEO

Jasmine was recently named Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for enterprise technology, a Google for Startups Recipient, and a US Department of State Fellow for teaching entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Jasmine graduated from the University of Notre Dame and is pursuing her MBA at the University of Chicago where she was named an Entrepreneurial Scholar. Jasmine served on Notre Dame’s Black Alumni Board, is a P33 Chicago Advisor, and teaches entrepreneurship to companies, universities and non-profits globally. She’s been featured in Vice, Forbes, Business Insider, TEDx, Black Enterprise, Yahoo Finance, and Marketwatch.

Denise Umubyeyi


Co-Founder of Five to Nine, an easy-to-use platform that helps companies manage and evaluate company events - both virtual and in-person. From ERG events and programs to manager training and recruiting events, we help organizers to streamline program management into one tool. Our platform automates the busy work while helping organizers to scale multiple events, integrate their workflows, and collect insightful event analytics and feedback.