Nashville's Entrepreneur Center
The Entrepreneur Center serves as a gateway that fuses training, relationships, and resources to cultivate economic development and drive Nashville's future as the epicenter of entrepreneurial endeavors. The Center opened its doors in August 2010 after recommendations from the Nashville Chamber of Commerce. It has been successful as a partnership of local and state government support, private interests, and the Middle Tennessee business community at large to raise the quality of resources available to the Nashville entrepreneurial and small business community. In 2011, it was named as the Tennessee ECD North Middle Tennessee StartupTN Regional Accelerator for area entrepreneurs.
Resources to help middle Tennessee's entrepreneur community include:
Startup America Partnership
The Startup America Partnership was launched at the White House in response to President Obama's call to celebrate, inspire, and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation. The partnership is bringing together an alliance of major corporations, funders, service providers, mentors, and advisors working to dramatically increase the prevalence and success of high-growth enterprises in the U.S.
AOL co-founder Steve Case chairs the partnership, and the Kauffman and Case Foundations are founding partners. American Express OPEN, Dell Inc., Intuit Inc., and Microsoft are sponsors. The partnership will identify, measure and report on the effectiveness of cross-sector collaboration in support of entrepreneurial ventures and its effect on job creation and growth.
*The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development's mission is to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the number-one location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. The department seeks to attract new corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth.
The Entrepreneur Center serves as a gateway that fuses training, relationships, and resources to cultivate economic development and drive Nashville's future as the epicenter of entrepreneurial endeavors.