MIW Disruptive Podcast Episode 2020-016: Nina Archie | CEO & Founder of the Innovator-Connector | Diversity and Tech Policy Advisor | Project Manager| Public Speaker| Consultant

Nina Archie is the founder of The Innovator-Connector™, LLC, Project Manager, and Diversity and Tech Policy Advisor to The Commercializer®, LLC. Ms. Archie is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the tech ecosystem, encompassing intellectual property, economic development, social justice, small business ownership, and access to resources for innovators in underrepresented groups. Ms. Archie recently launched The Innovator-Connector™ which is an innovative consulting firm creating access to resources, initiatives, and solutions for client’s projects involving intellectual property, commercialization, government funding, small business ownership, and diversity gap issues. Ms. Archie has held positions as a Former Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as well as a Technology Transfer Specialist at National Institute for Health’s Intellectual Property Office. Ms. Archie’s expertise includes creating initiatives, providing strategies, and advocating for policy and programs to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in the patent and commercialization process. Ms. Archie holds a Bachelor of Science and Master’s of Science degrees. Ms. Archie is a candidate in the Master’s in Public Policy and Master’s in Intellectual Property and Technology Law programs at the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. Ms. Archie holds a Technology Transfer Certification and Diversity and Inclusion Certification.

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