Investor Insights: Marlon Evans, Nex Cubed

Having worked for a non-profit and a Fortune 500, Marlon Evans has settled in as the CEO of Nex Cubed, an incubator/investor that backs “bold entrepreneurs.”

You recently joined Nex Cubed as its CEO, what 2-3 “things” does the company bring to an entrepreneur?

Cash Investment and customized strategic and operational support.

There are dozens of incubators and accelerators throughout the country, why are these critical entities hubs of entrepreneurship?

With investors asking more of startups before writing checks, Incubators and Accelerators are well positioned to help startups become investor and enterprise ready.

While news headlines show more women and minority entrepreneurs receiving capital, there is still a significant gap in funding these groups—how does the broader entrepreneurial community fix the access to capital problem?

The broader entrepreneurial community can help close the funding gap for women and minority entrepreneurs by making introductions to mentors and advisors that can help them grow their business.

As former Division I athlete, who had a cup of coffee in the NFL, what skills transferred to the business world?  

Going above and beyond, resilience, and teamwork.

Favorite book, movie, or tv show?

Favorite business-related books – Adam Grant, Give and Take and Jim Collins, Good to Great.

Who inspires you?

My wife and kids


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