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The Advisory Board at The Nest i/o comprises of seasoned professionals with extensive experience in local as well as global IT markets. Having started and led successful startups themselves, our advisory panel members possess the breadth of knowledge and experience that will continuously help us to evolve the strategy for our incubator and co-working space.

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Bridgette Beam

Senior Partnerships and Program Manager Google for Entrepreneurs

Bridgette is a Senior Manager working to further Google’s efforts to empower entrepreneurs around the world. As the international lead, she has launched partnerships and programs that span 125 countries and 70 partners, and built Google’s women entrepreneur initiative from the ground up. Bridgette brings with her a truly global background and a passion for making the impossible happen. Prior to joining Google for Entrepreneurs, Bridgette led Google’s outreach efforts in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA), based out of Ghana.

For two years, she built programs that enable software developers, startups and businesses to utilize Google’s tools to drive innovation and content generation on the web. Her efforts expanded Google’s reach to over 19 countries, training thousands of people while creating sustainable local tech communities. Before moving to Africa, Bridgette was a on the scalable 3rd party sales team focused on non-traditional agencies, based in San Francisco, California.

Bridgette’s diverse background spanned jumpstarting a micro-finance organization in Peru, attracting foreign direct investment in the investment promotion Nicaragua, working at Alcoa in the marketing strategy unit and studying in Thailand. She is an avid runner, a culinary experimenter and a jazz singer.