Entrepreneurship

Member Spotlight: Renee Bobb

Renee Bob is the founder of Music City Icons. Philanthropist, Author, Empowerment Trainer, Publisher and Radio & TV Show Host: Renee’s passion for playing basketball started in Staten Island, NYwhere she played in Middle School and High School. Upon graduation from High School, Renee went on the play Division 1 basketball at Cheyney State University. The highlight of Renee’s career was playing NATO Basketball for the United States Navy. Because of the love Renee has for game, it was easy for her to make the transition in to Owner of the Music City Icons Semi Professional Women’s Basketball Team.

Advisor Spotlight: Elizabeth Cambridge

Elizabeth is passionate about entrepreneurship and the power of business as a force for good. Born in Kuwait, she migrated to the US in 2002 from India and holds a Masters in Computer Applications. Elizabeth is a business consultant continuously seeking opportunities to grow and share her knowledge with fellow entrepreneurs!

NEXT Awards Finalists

NEXT Awards Finalists

The annual NEXT Awards were developed by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center to spotlight the companies and individuals whose drive and entrepreneurial spirit are making a significant impact on our region’s economy.  Nashville’s most impactful business leaders in the city’s most influential business sectors are recognized in the fields of digital media & entertainment, health care, products & services, social enterprise & sustainability and technology. Along with these category awards, individual awards are given for Entrepreneurial Partner of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Innovator of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and Legacy Entrepreneur of the Year. 

How To Run Live User Testing, Part 1: Setup

How To Run Live User Testing, Part 1: Setup

When I was in Nashville, I rented a conference room from the Entrepreneur Center. It worked out perfectly.

I was scheduled to be spending a week in Nashville, which gave us a great opportunity to run our test outside of the Bay Area. This is incredibly valuable because the Bay Area tends to be filled with tech-savvy, early adopters. Nashville has its fair share of them, but technology isn’t as core to the community there, so we felt like this would give us an opportunity to meet more “real” users. 

ABC Announces New Intensive Training for Artists

ABC Announces New Intensive Training for Artists

A new six-week intensive training opportunity that empowers working artists to see their vision through an entrepreneurial lens. Hosted at the Entrepreneur Center (EC), Periscope gives artists perspective and tools to organize, plan, and sustain their creative careers through one-hour lectures with John Murdock, Director of Education at the EC, and break-out groups facilitated by top Nashville arts professionals.

Three mistakes of a failed EC Startup

Three mistakes of a failed EC Startup

For those of you that don't know me, my name is Jake Jorgovan and in January of 2013 I entered the Nashville Entrepreneur Center's Incubator program. 

I had an angel investor
I had an amazing pitch
I even won the 2013 Spark Pitch Competition

Yet even after all of that my startup failed.

My goal with this blog post is to educate you on some of the fatal mistakes that led to the downfall of my venture.