Nashville, Tenn. (May 4, 2021) – The Nashville Entrepreneur Center (NEC) today announced the inaugural cohort of its expanded Project Music & Entertainment (PM&E) program. PM&E focuses on accelerating the development of entrepreneurial companies that are taking risks to solve many industry challenges. Through the 12-month program, companies gain access to the NEC’s curriculum and extensive network of C-Suite executives, entrepreneurs and industry connections to foster innovation, nurture growth and drive the future of the music and entertainment industry.
These 14 nationwide businesses in the 2021- 2022 cohort, which kicks off this week, includes:
“We are elated to welcome this mature and impressive group of entrepreneurs and their businesses to the inaugural Project Music & Entertainment program,” said Jane Allen, CEO of the EC. “In addition to broadening the industry sectors for this year’s program, we’ve accepted a cohort with an average revenue 5x that of the previous cohort, and we’re thrilled to support their efforts to help bring innovative solutions to our business community.”
The program will be led by NEC Vice President of Operations and founding member of PM&E Heather McBee. AmpliFLY Entertainment founder Stephen Linn will return as the cohort’s entrepreneur-in-residence for the fifth year, and advisors-in-residence will support sector groups throughout the program.
The PM&E cohort will be introduced on May 6, 2021, at 1:00 PM CT via a partnership with Who Knew and their “Smartest People in the Room” virtual event series. Each PM&E founder will provide a one-minute elevator pitch and engage in a Q&A with the audience. For more information on the event and how to register, click here.
Originally founded by the NEC and CMA, the program continues to be made possible through the support of program partners including Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, Bonnaroo Works Fund, Big Machine Label Group, First Horizon, Launch Tennessee, Pinnacle Financial Partners, SESAC and Who Knew.
To learn more about the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and its programs, visit their website here.
About Nashville Entrepreneur Center
The Nashville Entrepreneur Center (NEC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) founded in 2010 by business leaders who wanted to support the next generation of entrepreneurs and to celebrate the spirit and tenacity of the entrepreneurial community. The NEC serves as Nashville’s center for entrepreneurship, supporting visionaries—from every background, in any industry, and at all phases—by connecting them to critical resources and championing their desire to change the world. Learn more about the NEC by following us @entrecenter on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and at www.EC.co.
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