The Females in Tech Show with Tamara Johanna
Starting a Tech Company with Richelle Nicols - 013
Jan 12, 2020 · 53 min
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In the latest episode of The Females in Tech Show I interview Richelle Nicols, the Founder & CEO of tech start-up, Nicco.

Like many women in tech, Richelle didn’t start there. She started her career as a lawyer, going from family law to consulting firm KPMG, and then Legal Counsel and Governance Executive for the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Richelle then moved to becoming Managing Director of two different tech start-ups, before starting her own.

Richelle now runs Nicco, a next-generation consumer engagement solution and App.

I first met Richelle at the 2019 IBM Cloud Innovation Exchange Conference in Sydney. Richelle was presenting, and shared her journey of founding her own tech start-up and partnering with IBM Garage, a division that works with customers to quickly create and scale new and innovative ideas.

Richelle’s energy and passion during her presentation was contagious, and I just knew I had to have her on the show!

There are so many golden nuggets in this episode. Here’s what we cover:

  • Richelle’s career journey from Lawyer to Founder & CEO of a Tech Start-up
  • The benefits of her Law degree throughout her career
  • Richelle shares her experience at consulting giant KPMG, and her big decision to leave
  • We talk about the differences of working for a Start-up compared with a Corporate giant
  • Richelle shares her journey with Nicco. How the idea came about, what she has learned along the way, her partnership with IBM Garage, and advice for those considering building their own cloud-based solution
  • Richelle also shares the importance of maintaining a healthy mindset when working in a tech start-up

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