NASHVILLE ENTREPRENEUR CENTER
PROGRAM EXPERT CODE OF CONDUCT

Program Experts Will: 

  • Agree to a background check, if requested.
  • Attend training and complete shadowing requirements.
  • Deliver required EC documentation of each one-on-one advisory meeting.
  • Execute the EC's Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement.
  • Listen actively, build trust and give honest feedback.
  • Make the entrepreneur aware of any potential conflicts of interest involving the expert's own company.
  • Prepare in advance for the mentor meeting.
  • Provide 48 hour notice of cancellation of meetings.
  • Serve as matchmakers for other mentors, experts, investors and partners/customers.
  • Teach, guide, advise and assign helpful homework.
  • Volunteer time (time commitment varies by program).

Programmatic Experts will not:

  • Do the work for the entrepreneur.
  • Pressure the entrepreneur to hire the expert as a paid consultant, advisor, employee or strategic partner.
  • Violate the confidentiality requirements of EC Advisor Program.
  • Establish a valuation for the company.
  • Withhold pertinent background information or act in secret.