Fourteen weeks ago, over a dozen brave entrepreneurs started our PreFlight class with just an idea. They spent every Monday night learning and working on a business plan, meeting with advisors, and slowly forming that idea into a viable, tangible business. This Thursday, they're ready to pitch their businesses for the first time at PreFlight Pitch Night.
Take a look below at some of the businesses they're working on, and join us on Thursday to hear their pitches, celebrate their successes, and network with the rest of Nashville’s entrepreneurial community.
TravelSOUL, Anne Fletcher
TravelSOUL is a mobile platform to connect like-minded travelers before and during a trip based on the user's unique travel interests and needs. We want to empower travelers to make meaningful connections with the people and places they visit by creating a platform where travelers can easily find others who are not only going to be at the same place at the same time, but are also interested in the same things. With the TravelSOUL app, travelers can connect, chat, plan and arrive confidently at their destination.
Harmony Fields, Harmony Hensley
Harmony Fields is a world-class wedding and event venue with onsite cabins for overnight accommodations that create meaningful work for people with disabilities.
Paws to Remember, Maryglenn Warnock
Paws to Remember is a pet aftercare business that provides such services as: pet funerals, events and celebrations of life; pet bereavement counseling, and assistance with creating memorials. www.pawstoremember.co
Biz Class Only, Stephen Parker
Biz Class Only is a premium travel subscription service that finds the best deals on business class flights and sends them straight to your inbox — for about the price of a checked bag.
UPTherapy Network, Gigi Jordan
UPTherapy Network is an online network that allows rehabilitation therapy providers and consumers to make valuable connections, and consumers to make informed decisions when choosing an occupational therapist, physical therapist, or speech language pathologist.
In the highly fragmented outpatient rehabilitation market, UPTherapy Network aims to create online rehabilitation therapy ecosystem built on transparency and consumer trust.
By creating a profile, therapists can provide a powerful snapshot of their practice providing the important information without the noise. Consumers can easily connect with providers in their area filtering by location, availability, accepted payment/insurance, and transparent ratings.
Hospital Hoodies, Lauren Bellflower
Hospital gowns suck. They are designed to make you feel exposed, venerable and generally uncomfortable. Yet, your street clothing is inaccessible to IV's and other medical equipment. That's where Hospital Hoodies comes in! We are a fully accessible clothing brand designed for patients who are unique.
Hospital Hoodies was founded by a Crohn's disease patient who was absolutely sick of the traditional hospital gown. She hoped and waited for years for an alternative, before finally striking out on her own. We hope to deliver you the most superior comfort you have ever felt while in one of the most uncomfortable situations.
Piqit, Jordon Washington
At Piqit we believe that a small idea can spark big outcomes. That's why we are focused on leveraging the power of geo-dynamic ad insertion to give small business the chance to use the power of podcast advertising, and we are giving small podcasters a chance to create more great content. Our intentional mix of SaaS and service allows our clients to create and track location based podcast ad campaigns in real time. We are combining the best aspects of old school radio ads with the best parts of new school podcasting to create a powerful new local advertising medium.
The Kindness Project, Nealy Glenn and Ashley Reale
Heartful is an app that partners with Brands, connecting them with their customers (our users) for a daily mission to commit intentional acts of kindness, modeled after Groupon, incentivizing users to share and receive rewards as a result. Our ultimate goal is to create a community of likeminded people who are interested in bringing kindness more into their daily lives with the intention of sharing more positive content on social media.
MyType, Joshua Meyers and Matt Olafson
MyType is a dating app that uses the Enneagram of Personality to help users connect on a deeper level while learning more about themselves in the process. We want to facilitate communicative relationships and strengthen bonds using the Enneagram.
dabr Interactive, David McGuire
Premli is a digital platform that allows licensed professionals to log, track, and manage their continuing education for their profession. Premli was designed for quick and easy reporting of continuing competencies through our mobile application or website. Additionally, Premli makes it easy for state licensing boards to oversee compliance of licensees through the True Audit tool. Premli was specifically created for licensed professionals by a licensed professional and is a product of dabr Interactive.
Residency Health, Phillip Henry
Residency Health is a digital preceptor where we leverage intelligent personality profiling that allows us to connect mentees and mentors in less time. How we do so is by providing key metrics on our medical students and medical professionals before they make initial contact, which would allow for 4-8 years additional training.