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Nicola Corzine

Ceo & Executive Director
Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center

Nicola Corzine serves as the founding CEO & Executive Director of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, a non-profit committed to growing inclusion and access for entrepreneurs worldwide. Established in 2014 with support from the Nasdaq Educational Foundation, the Center brings together a coalition of nonprofits, universities, corporations and capital allocators to support under-resourced entrepreneurs on two fronts:
(1) Offering free educational, incubator and mentorship-focused programming and resources to more than 75,000 entrepreneurs to-date.
(2) Driving research that identifies the obstacles and solutions to achieving equitable entrepreneurship.

Nicola has over 18 years of strategic business and entrepreneurial thought leadership experience including serving as Deal Manager for the Band of Angels, America's most established leading tech angel network, a position she held for 10 years. During her time at Band she helped support the funding of over 120 deals in more than 90 unique companies. She also served as Partner in the 2009 Acorn Fund and helped build the first open seed capital network, where entrepreneurs seeking angel financing could apply for funding, regardless of network connections or previous success. She was an early advisor to Startup America and helped advance numerous academic, domestic and international angels groups formation during her time at the Band.

Prior to Band of Angels, Nicola was the founder of Financing Partners, an educational organization that supported shared learning's and networks to both entrepreneurs and investors to enable them to reach their mutual objectives. Before this, she was part of three startup companies in the US and UK ranging from stand alone to venture-backed companies. Having seen the journey from so many sides, she is passionate about ensuring that all founders have access to the right expert and peer-support networks that can help them achieve their vision for success and sustain themselves in the marathon of the entrepreneurial journey.

Nicola is a frequent speaker on angel investing, technology trends and seed financing.

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