Mayor Karl Dean, along with the Nashville Music Council, have announced a partnership with the recently launched Nashville Entrepreneur Center. This agreement will provide local start-ups in digital media and entertainment with direct support.
Initially the NEC will present business plans for the Music Council, providing entrepreneurs with executive level feedback. Additionally, the NEC will launch a mentoring program for the Music Council, pairing a start-up venture with an industry leader. ASCAP President Tim DuBois and former Sony Chairman Joe Galante have been elected to start the mentoring program.
“Cities seeking to grow and prosper in the 21st century have to support innovation and entrepreneurism in key industries,” says Mayor Dean. “The music industry in particular is ripe for new ideas and new business models that will help shape its transition into the digital age. This partnership between the Music Council and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center will help ensure that the future leader and leading ideas of the music industry are being cultivated right here in Nashville.”
Nashville Entrepreneur Center was launched in 2010 by Vanderbilt faculty member Michael Burcham in hopes of being an incubator for local businesses in four industries: healthcare, technology, social enterprise, and digital media & entertainment. New entrepreneurs will be able to access NEC and its staff for available options and resources.
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