Nicola Corzine serves as the executive director of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization designed to educate, innovate, and connect aspiring and current entrepreneurs. As executive director, she is responsible for strategic and operational leadership, working closely with the center’s president and board of directors to drive and implement program planning, fundraising, and business operations.
Corzine brings more than 15 years of strategic business development and entrepreneurial thought leadership programming experience to the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, most recently in her role as deal manager for the Band of Angels, a position she held since 2004. Nicola is also a partner in the 2009 Acorn fund, which includes investments in Practice Fusion, Niveus Medical, Materna, CrowdOptic, and Flywheel, one of the biggest names in the e-hailing industry and acquired companies, 100plus (acquired by Practice Fusion), and nScaled (acquired by Acronis).
Prior to Band of Angels, Corzine was the founder and executive director of Financing Partners, an organization offering specific programs designed to help entrepreneurs and investors reach their mutual objectives. She has a broad background in investor relations and marketing at both startup companies, such as Digital Integrity, and financial institutions, including Credit Suisse First Boston and Fundraising Forum. She has served as board observer to Flipora, a unique search engine for your Web Memory, Meteor Solutions, and Flywheel.