UpEnergy Group

Nicole Ballin

Advisor and Co-Founder

Nicole is a co-founder and advisor to UpEnergy. Nicole is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and remains active in partner and investor outreach. As former COO, Nicole launched UpEnergy’s flagship carbon cookstove distribution business in Uganda and was responsible for day-to-day operational and strategic management. Nicole came to UpEnergy with five years experience in the financial sector working at UBS and Deutsche Bank. Nicole has spent the past five years involved in the social enterprise field with experience in micro-finance, social investment, and social entrepreneurship. Nicole holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in International Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Nicole is a 2013 Unreasonable Institute Fellow.