Angel investor, advocate and small business owner will provide counsel to nonprofit startup incubator, especially in underserved communities
LAS VEGAS (July 25, 2022) – StartUpNV, Nevada’s nonprofit business accelerator and incubator for scalable startups,
announced that business owner, investor and community advocate Myisha Boyce will join its board of directors.
Boyce is the founding member and president of M.Y.S. Firm, a Nevada based woman- and minority-owned professional services
organization. Established in 2014, the business has seen exponential growth over the past several years due in part to its professional and community partnerships.
“Myisha’s personal perspective on the challenges facing startups and small business, especially those owned by women and minorities, and how to overcome these challenges will be invaluable counsel to StartUpNV’s board of directors,” said Jeff Saling, executive director of StartUpNV.
In 2021, Boyce participated in StartUpNV’s AngelNV bootcamp for angel investors. Designed for both first-time and experienced investors, Boyce also actively recruited investors from minority communities to participate in the program.
“It is critically important to ensure that everyone in the community has access to the knowledge that AngelNV can provide to help build generational wealth through investing,” said Boyce. “AngelNV as well as all of StartUpNV’s programs and funds are strengthening the knowledge of how to invest wisely and facilitating access to a network of investors and entrepreneurs that can help build longer term wealth for participants and their families, especially those representing minority communities.”
Focused on building and enhancing strategic professional partnerships that jointly benefit business and community, Boyce also serves as Chair of Allegiant Stadium’s Community Advisory Board and is a member on the board of directors for Access Community Capital, a nonprofit community development financial institution. She previously served as a legislatively appointed commissioner and chair of the Legislative Subcommittee within Nevada Department of Business & Industry’s Commission on Minority Affairs, was appointed in 2022 by Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak to the Community College Workforce Training & Programs Committee, and volunteered as chair of the Business Council for the Las Vegas Urban Chamber of Commerce.
StartUpNV is a non-profit (501c3) statewide business incubator for scalable Nevada startups, providing expert mentorship and access to a network of capital partners for funding through vehicles like FundNV (www.fundnv.com), AngelNV (www.angelnv.com), the newly established SeedNV (www.seednv.com).
Learn more about StartUpNV at www.startupnv.org.