fnMentoring functions accelerate your startup and expand your high-tech network through mentoring sessions with founders and featured guest experts. Functions are free to members but require your “RSVP”. If you are not a member you can apply here. Next week’s featured topic & guest will be:
Topic Description: Investing (all stages, sectors); specific focus on software and cloud.
Name: Marlon Nichols
Background: Marlon started his career in the software industry where he successfully led the deployment of many global enterprise software and business process improvement initiatives for Fortune 100 enterprises. During his time as a technologist, Marlon played a key role in the European expansion of a Cambridge based software company. Upon returning to the United States, Marlon worked as a principal strategist and senior manager for a strategy consulting firm focusing on new business development. While working fulltime as a consultant Marlon pursued what started out as a passion project and later evolved into an education focused nonprofit company called Rise to College. Under Marlon’s leadership Rise to College continues to grow while positively impacting the lives of over 200 hundred inner city high school students each year. Marlon studied Entrepreneurship and Private Equity at Johnson where he was a Roy H. Park Leadership Fellow and served as President/Chief Operating Officer of the BR Venture Fund, Johnson’s $1.2M evergreen Venture Capital Fund. After completing his MBA degree at Cornell Marlon joined Intel Capital as an Associate Director. Marlon actively works to identify, invest in, partner with, and advise early stage high growth companies that operate in the digital media and consumer internet sectors.
Marlon holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University and a MBA from Cornell University. Marlon serves as an adviser to the BR Venture Fund and a number of start-up companies. Marlon is also the Co-Chairman of Rise to College.
fnMentoring is on Wednesday, January 15th beginning at 10:30 am.RSVP to participate in this event.
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