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Nicholas Yarnall

Nicholas Yarnall

Nicholas Yarnall

Director, Strategic Growth & Innovation

Nick has spent much of his professional career as a biz-tech consultant, inventor, and innovator within the entrepreneurial ecosystem and economic development sector. Nick has started and developed seven business ideas, concepts, and ventures over the last 7 years. He is the founder and CEO of Potestiam, Inc., Bucks County, a B2B crowd management company. The firm utilizes existing CCTV cameras to track and advise clients on crowd flow in real time. He is the Owner and Creative Product Specialist of a freelance 3D printing service, which custom models and manufactures prototypes for hobbyists, startups, and small businesses. Nick is also currently a Strategic Advisor to Bucks County startup, Liquid Limbs, who provides a crutch-like device that increases mobile confidence in people with lower limb loss.

Previously, he was the Director of Accelerator Programs for Temple University’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute where he oversaw the 1810 Accelerator space and provided students, alumni, staff & faculty across all 17 schools & colleges with the skills, tools, and knowledge, to build ideas and launch & grow their venture. Before that, Nick was the Associate Manager for Client Development at Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP/NEP) where he managed an internal network of 600+ consultants, mentors, service providers, vendors & suppliers across 21-counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania. In this role, Nick also served as a member of BFTP’s portfolio group, where he qualified investment opportunities & provided 180+ early-stage companies & established manufacturers with vetted resources in pivotal moments of growth.

A Certified Social Entrepreneur, Nick earned a Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship from Lehigh University and a BA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management from Temple University.

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