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Nicole Patrice DeMember is an experienced Co-Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Early Stage Investment, Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, Peer Mentoring, and Databases. Nicole is an internationally known entrepreneur, investor and advisor that works with high profile startups and NGOs. Born in Detroit, Nicole has always had a passion for music, and has played a pivotal role in the electronic dance (EDM) and hip-hop industries. In 2000 she founded an influential recording studio called Effigy Studios—that eventually sold to Eminem—and GrooveTickets, one of the first online ticketing companies. She has since gone on to become one of the most prominent voices in the worldwide tech and startup community, working with companies such as Founder’s Fund, advising for startups like CulturePath and LauchRock, and co-founding Toi, a global creative agency and incubator that focuses almost exclusively on startups and their needs. She likes 5am runs, good food, and conversation with intelligent humans.

Nicole has supported So Kids Soar since 2011, as a friend and mentor to our Executive Director Glenda. In 2019, she fundraised $5000 to support the So Kids Soar Prom. In 2020, she served on the So Kids Soar Digital Prom Committee and garnered support from her network across the nation. 

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