Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program adds two members for new school year

Nick Jackson and Bill Tucker

Two new faces have joined the Farmer School of Business’ Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program for the new school year. Nick Jackson and Bill Tucker join John McIlwraith, Aimee Minnich, Holly N. O’ Driscoll, Rod Robinson, Eric Weissmann, and David Willbrand this fall.

Jackson is owner and creator of Nick Jackson Speaks and Speakers of Love and a Certified Coach at Five Capitals. He believes his crowning achievement in life is orchestrating volunteer groups that have generated over 100,000 meals and 2,500 haircuts for homeless neighbors, single mothers, and friends.

I joined this staff because historically, Miami University has led the charge with graduating and preparing socially-conscious and creative leaders in our region,” he explained. “My goal as an entrepreneur-in-residence is to create space for future graduates to not only create businesses for financial gains, but to also utilize their platforms to impel our nation to start to dream again and to provide a level of hope through their character.”

Tucker is Executive Director and Senior Advisor at Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub, a Cincinnati nonprofit, where he guides the agency as it builds the capacity of startups that harness power of the marketplace to achieve social and environmental good.

"Some of my most rewarding professional experiences have been working with Miami students, both as interns and as participants in entrepreneurship programs,” Tucker remarked. “I am super excited to continue my work with students, faculty and staff at what I consider to be the gold standard of academic entrepreneurship programs in the country."

Started in 2018, the EiR program provides entrepreneurial mentorship, coaching, and support to Miami students, faculty, staff, and alumni. EiRs schedule residency office hours 4 to 5 times per semester for 3 to 4 hours and hold one-on-one meetings, guest lecture on relevant topics in entrepreneurship across campus, help facilitate The John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship’s co-curricular programs, and work with faculty on research and course development.