Executive Director at Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
Nicola Corzine is currently the Executive Director of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization designed to educate, innovate and connect aspiring and current entrepreneurs. Serving and supporting the broader ecosystem of Silicon Valley, the Entrepreneurial Center will provide unprecedented mentorship programs that leverage the support of its partner organization, Nasdaq, as home to the world’s most innovative companies and business leaders.
Prior to her current role, Nicola was the Deal Manager for the Band of Angels and a Partner in its most recent seed fund which included such investments as Practice Fusion, Flywheel, nScaled, Niveus Medical, Materna and Estately. During her time at the Band, Nicola created the first open evaluation process for seed stage deals which has since become the industry standard for the majority of angel investment groups. She evaluated over 7,800 deals, resulting in more than 130 investments in 95 unique startups (totaling $30M in seed investment.)
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