Nikhil M.

  • Joined April 2016

Startup consultant with experience preparing business plans and investor pitch decks for fund-raising.

  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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Nikhil M.
Dubai - United Arab Emirates



Strategy Growth Design



I worked at a Chicago-based entrepreneurship center for 5 years before moving on to become an independent startup and innovation consultant. I have assisted 200+ startups with their business plans and investor decks. I'm also an angel investor.

Work history

Illinois Institute of Technology
Project Manager of the Jules F. Knapp Entrepreneurship Center
S.A. Damm, Barcelona, Spain
Innovation Consultant



Master's of Economics of Science and Innovation
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Entrepreneurship



writing visual communications presentation and slide design marketing strategy lean startups growth hacking editing corporate communications content creation brand strategy


Squarespace Storify SlideShare Powerpoint Prezi Photoshop LinkedIn Kickstarter Keynote Issuu Instagram InDesign Illustrator Google Analytics Flipboard


Not seeking work


  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends


  • Can work 20hrs per week
  • Can commit to 6 months to 1 year


Industries I love

Banking & Finance Construction & Infrastructure Consumer Products Ecommerce Health & Wellness Professional Services Tech Travel Venture Capital

What I read

Latest news in science, technology and business curated by Flipboard. I also read the Economist and books by award-winning behavioral psychologists.

Side projects

I've worked on over 200+ projects with my clients since 2005. You can see samples of my work at

Ideal team

I like working directly with the decision-maker. I like to present 2-3 choices (with pros and cons) and can also offer my recommended choice. I'm an INTP personality type and I can handle ambiguity and find clarity when it doesn't exist.