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THOUGHT PROVOKING & ENTERTAINING
ENTREPRENEURSHIP, MARKETING & DESIGN


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HARD TECHNICAL SKILLS

DESIGN / ILLUSTRATION / DRAWING / PAINTING
HTML5 / CSS / JAVASCRIPT / SWIFT
BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU / MUY THAI
START UP FINANCIAL MODELING
OMNICHANNEL MARKETING

6'3"

210lbs

Blonde Hair

Blue Eyes

Red/Brown/Blonde Beard

Nebraska Grown

Los Angeles Living

Nordic Blooded

B.S. Business Administration
Minor: Social-Cognitive Psychology
San Diego University

Certificate: Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Stanford Business School
Stanford University

 

BACKGROUND

Nik Ingersoll was born and raised in the rural farmland of Western Nebraska on a dirt road across from fields of sheep, cattle, horses and straw. He grew up in a family without a lot of money, no college fund and no fallback plan. At the age of 13, he had decided he was going to go to California to go to college and start a business. Since then, Nik has never had a lapse in jobs whether it was bailing hay, shaving sheep, working at an old folks home, branding cattle or selling stuff.

BUSINESS

FREELANCING

When Nik first started college, he worked a full time job and hustled side projects like a madman. He painted oil and acrylic paintings, selling them at galleries and on eBay. He then started designing packaging, logos, websites and things for small to medium sized businesses. That grew into coding and designing websites from scratch for his own projects and for clients. Nik then started offering other digital marketing services and could not keep up with demand, which propelled him to start a couple venture backed businesses while still in school.


BARNANA
While still attending SDSU for his undergraduate degree in 2011, Nik went on to co-found Barnana with the vision to create the brand synonymous with the curved yellow fruit that we all know and love, the banana. Working on it as a side project for over a year, they officially launched the brand at the end of 2012. Barnana set out on a mission to end food waste on organic banana farms by upcycling bananas at the source before they're tossed. Nik currently serves as Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer and personally designs everything for the brand, packaging and all. Barnana has received numerous accolades from top press for our product, growth and mission to end food waste as well as having to tier investors on-board including Boulder Food Group, Brad Feld, Mark Rampolla, Finn Capital Partners, Verde LLC and others.

CANDY LAB
Ingersoll co-founded an interactive marketing firm with two partners whom he was freelancing with in college. Still in undergrad at SDSU, Nik and his partners co-founded the augmented reality technology company and branding house, Candy Lab in 2010 where he served as Chief Information Officer. Nik designed and developed mobile apps, web tech, built brands and created a proprietary mobile augmented reality content delivery system. Ingersoll and his partners co-authored and filed a patent on the mobile augmented reality technology that they created in 2011 (USPTO 61/652,032).

SPEAKING
Nik has spoken all over the world in a variety of venues including summits, conferences, colleges, high schools and more. He is known for his energetic, engaging and non-filtered approach. If you would like to contact him for any keynotes, fireside chats, interviews, Q&A or anything in between, hit the Contact button at the top of the page.

PASSION

MUSIC

Nik's first passion has always been the creation of music since he was a kid. Growing up in the choir, he sang in a capella groups, glee, and show choir. Simultaneously, he has spanned several different genres of tunes throughout the years from death metal, to EDM to folk. Currently, Nik writes folk songs, which you can check out here: ingersollnik.com/music or here: SoundCloud.


MARTIAL ARTS & FITNESS
A lifelong athlete and martial arts enthusiast, Nik trains Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, primarily at the Gracie Academy in Beverly Hills and Torrance under Ryron Gracie.

OUTDOORS
Nik is an avid backcountry backpacker and spot and stalk bow hunter.

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