Entrepreneur Center team hopes to take flight at Flugtag

Building a homemade aircraft to run it off a pier in Miami is a lot like building a company. Kind of.

It’s a comparison the five-person team employed by Nashville’s Entrepreneur Center is using to help explain why they wanted to participate in the National Red Bull Flugtag event taking place Saturday in five cities across the country.

“We thought it would be fun, so we submitted this,” said Sam Lingo, chief operating officer of the Entrepreneur Center, who will be joined by fellow “Entrepreninjas” Robbie Goldsmith, John Murdock, Ryan Carter and Jared Marquette. “It’s a great example of everything we do day-to-day. It was an organic, bottom-up idea, not pushed down from the top.”