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Nina Ho (She/Her/Hers)

Nina Ho
Director, The LaunchPad at UT Austin
General, branding, marketing, design, customer discovery, event production

LinkedIn | In addition to being the director of the LaunchPad, Nina Ho is also an entrepreneur, creative director, and educator. She is the founder of collective blue—a lifestyle brand that celebrates diverse creators through digital storytelling and event production as well as missfits fest—an annual festival and event series for self-identifying Asian American women in entrepreneurship and the arts. She is also a long-time volunteer facilitator for 3 Day Startup—a non-profit organization that teaches entrepreneurship skills to university students around the world through a weekend intensive.

Nina has been recognized in publications such as Business Insider, Austin Monthly, and Austin Woman for her work. Nina has a B.S. in advertising, B.A. in French, Portuguese minor, and a Bridging Disciplines certificate in Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship from The University of Texas at Austin. She speaks English, Vietnamese, French, and Brazilian Portuguese.

You can learn more about her and her work at

Ask me about: General questions about entrepreneurship at UT, the arts/creative community in Austin, how to develop a brand identity, being a female and/or minority founder, freelancing 10, and perspective on finding fulfillment in your personal and professional life after college.