Nichole is a marketing and business development strategist that specializes in accelerating and formalizing early stage ideas and concepts in small business, nonprofit, and startup formats. Currently, she directs founder inclusion efforts at Bubble.io
through Immerse, a product pre-accelerator for underrepresented founders; and leads early product and business development at Shipfair Inc
. as a founder.
Between the United States, Europe, and continental Africa, Nichole has applied entrepreneurial gumption, creativity, and novelty thinking to bring out the inventive flavor of diverse, multidisciplinary teams; innovate within limited and dynamic resources; and define creative insights that are critical to strategy. This skillset is evident at places like the National Port Authority of Liberia where she created the authority’s first CSR program and implemented a marketing strategy framework for a $26M port network; and also at research based, think tanks like Italia Innovation where she worked with artisanal businesses to formalize their existing product and process innovation structure through internal and external stakeholder collaborations.
Nichole is passionate about the social and economic impact of entrepreneurship, women and youth, & building bridges to creativity between the global north and south. This is illustrated in her previous executive board leadership as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, her current role as a mentor and advisor at Cornell University’s eLab accelerator
, and a deep interest in how global fashion supply chains that include women and artisans alleviates poverty and spurs in growth in emerging markets. Nichole holds a BBA in International Business and Marketing from Howard University, an MBA from Cornell University, and resides in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.