Nichelle McCall is the Founder and CEO of BOLD Guidance, a mobile counselor that helps students get into college. She is a FOCUS Fellow Alumna and was awarded the FOCUS100 2013 Mobile Winner.
What’s keeping you busy right now?
Since participating in two FOCUS100 conferences, BOLD Guidance has grown from an idea on how to alleviate the stress and anxiety of applying to college to a company that is doing it. We were able to build out our software, participate in the FlashStarts accelerator, and prove the need for our service, which resulted in us closing close to a $500,000 investment round in early 2014.
What was your experience at FOCUS like?
FOCUS100 helped connect us to entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts who are invested in the interest of black women tech entrepreneurs. The camaraderie and shared experiences has helped elevate our opportunities.