Jacqueline Bell Innovation Architect (JBIA) is the culmination of years of entrepreneurship, women’s empowerment, and feminism in innovation, which came to life in early 2021. Jacqueline’s dream to help women connect to their own confidence and inner boss to turn their passions and talents into a profitable business led her to begin the innovation architecture business.
In the final semester of her senior year at Smith College, where she majored in economics and foreign politics, Jacqueline led a team of 4 women through 3 shark-tank wins, culminating in 7th place of 40 companies in the national Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs with their online fitness instruction app, FitYes. She loved it so much that she has wanted to work in the start-up field ever since.
Financial independence continues to be a barrier for women to leave unhealthy relationships and jobs, and by making business ownership more accessible and understandable, we can change one life at a time.
Jacqueline Bell is based an hour north of Austin, TX, where she lives with her husband, 2 dogs, and kitten. She has a passion for entrepreneurship, travel, home-brewing and helping women become financially independent. She is also the business manager for the New England-based film production company “Off Hand Co”.
FIRST OF ALL,
WHAT IS AN
An Innovation Architect goes beyond consulting. They work with a client from the spark or inception of an idea for a business, all the way to launch. From research to results, an innovation architect is your cheerleader, supporter, and business guide. Beyond providing expert advice professionally, an innovation architect provides start-up incubation-level guidance on a personal one-on-one scale.
Jacqueline decided to use the title “Innovation Architect” because it encapsulates the scope of what she knew was needed for her clients.
I offer a full-range of innovation design services, and am here to support you as you build your business from the ground up, or help you grow your business post-launch. I would be happy to work with you wherever you are in the business creation process, whether its one piece of the puzzle or the whole project!
Building the Foundation // What is Your Business Plan?
To build a business or organization from the ground up, it is important to have a strong foundation, including a strong understanding of your purpose and mission. I will help you create a basic business plan that will give you the initial stepping stones to becoming profitable.
Systems Design // Market Research and MVP
Now that you have a business plan, how will you create your product? For this step I will help you discover the most needed version of the product or service you have a passion for (called the minimal viable product/ or MVP). We will figure out how to make money doing what you love.
Launching Your Passion // Networking & Marketing
Let's do it! I will help you launch your business and put your MVP into the world. You have the confidence and resilience to start your business, now you just have to tap into that passion and show people how exciting and important your business truly is!
Growing Upwards // Financial Organization & Analytics
With your business up and running, it is important to remain aware of every dime the business makes and spends. Here I will organize your financial statements and revenue and expense reports, then analyze the company's financial situation to ensure that we grow strategically and fiscally sound with our best foot forward. I will also provide 3 and 5-year projections so that we can to set and achieve your monetary goals!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Maxine, JD Candidate
New York, NY
Jacqueline is a force behind any woman she wants to see succeed, and her energy and capability are evident as to why each project she’s worked on has been a success. When we were in college together, posed with the challenge of creating a team to create a virtual fitness platform for women (FitYes), Jacqueline used her leadership and organizational skills to transform us into a strong team. Leading up to our start up teams’ win at shark pitch competitions, Jacqueline used her infectious high energy, motivational tactics, and eloquent speaking skills to drive the team towards our victories. Jacqueline’s energy and capability are evident as to why each project she’s worked on has been a success.
Jacqueline Bell is absolutely the best when it comes to consulting. She is Intelligent, thoughtful and thorough. She is a bright light, and her energy is infectious. Working with Jacqueline allows you to believe even more in yourself because she sees the best in you and your idea. She becomes your personal cheerleader. it was a great experience, and if I had to do it again I certainly would. I look forward to working with her again on other projects. She is definitely top notch.
Michaela, Life Coach
During my life, I have collected a fair share of traumatic experiences, so when I discovered life coaching, I knew I found the right fit. Besides studying for my certification, I had no idea how to even begin making it into a business, but when I met Jacqui, I felt like I was in safe hands. She was genuinely interested in my idea and I felt that she truly wanted me to succeed. The biggest obstacle for me was building my website and business plan -- I was so overwhelmed with everything, but Jacqui made sure to continuously check on the my levels of confidence with the business and included me accordingly to my comfort levels. Now I feel ready to put myself out there confidently!
Mae, Film Producer
Jacqui has been an incredible asset to our team. She is organized, enthusiastic and knowledgeable and has elevated our business to the next level within a matter of weeks. She has dedicated time to both the administrative aspects of a business as well as working with us one-on-one to create a plan that focuses on our values and goals.