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Meet our Mentors

Nicey Hilton

Sema4, Director, Enterprise Partner Implementation

Programs: Advisory Solutions & Labs Coach - Community Mentor, Catalyzer, Speaker, Circles, NSF I-Corps, CoMotion Innovation Gap Fund, CoMotion DubPitch


Industry experience

  • Software/IT
  • Life Science
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical devices
  • Gaming
  • SaaS
  • Healthcare
  • Telehealth
  • Education
  • Elder care
  • Global food tourism
  • Advertising

Areas of expertise

  • Training & development
  • Business development
  • Business development and strategic partners
  • Hiring and growing a team
  • Sales – early stage
  • Marketing
  • Project management
  • Certified coach
  • Creating and leading strategic initiatives
  • C-suite consultative sales & account management
  • Targeting and facilitating partnerships
  • Optimizing stakeholder/patient experience
  • Imparting information virtually
  • New product launches
  • Experience navigating diverse care settings including hospitals, senior living, payers and private practice


Nicey is a healthcare industry professional and certified business coach with a track record of bringing together diverse stakeholders to drive revenue growth and brand recognition. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Washington.

Working with CoMotion

Mentor journey

About 5 years ago, I volunteered as a mentor for a weekly group startup sessions. I took a hiatus, and then mentored a startup for I-Corps in Dec 2020. Most recently, I created, advised, and led UW CoMotion’s first group business coaching pilot, supporting Software/IT, Life Sciences, and Medical Devices startup founders to learn real skills and build peer-to-peer relationships.  Learn more about I-Corps and the next cycle’s registration deadline.

Favorite project

CoMotion approached me because they had a platform for collaboration called “Circles” that wasn’t being utilized much. We brainstormed “pain points” and I shared that one thing missing at CoMotion was a space for startup founders to connect and collaborate. Each founder brings incredible wisdom and unique perspective. We decided to create a “Group Coaching for Founders” program. I was CoMotion’s “guinea pig.” I set up the entire program and managed it.

Advice to innovators

Smarter, Faster, Better together (from Karlin Sloan). It’s not “smarter than, faster than, better than.”