Nina Sharma

Venture Development Support, Institute for Entrepreneurship
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Nina Sharma has spent the past 10+ years working with early-stage entrepreneurs. Currently, she runs her own consulting firm, Quiver Solutions, that supports the startup ecosystem across the country in myriad ways, with a focus on underrepresented populations. She is the Executive Director of the Colorado Universities Innovation Council, a nonprofit that creates work-based learning opportunities for students across the state.  Most recently Nina served as the Chief Marketing Officer at the Greater Washington Partnership. She is the former Managing Director of Project X-ITE at the University of Denver and spent the first half of her career in nonprofit operational roles at the New York Public Library, Carnegie Hall, Yale University, the Ad Council, First Descents, and the Millennium Villages Project.   

At CSU, Nina is a Venture Development Lead, supporting the Institute for Entrepreneurship's Venture Validator and Accelerator programs, and mentoring student-led startups. Nina works remotely and lives in Washington, DC. She spends much of her free time on planes, trains, and highways - exploring the world with her dog, Kevin.