DIVERSITY & INCLUSION INITIATIVE 

At the EC, we know the most successful and effective team is a diverse team. Establishing an inclusive environment where people from all backgrounds and experiences have an opportunity to create, launch and grow a business is what we continually strive for. We believe collaboration is the most effective way to have a meaningful impact on establishing and building an inclusive culture. To see meaningful results, this effort will take participation and engagement from local non-profits, corporations, higher-education institutions, community leaders and investors.


thank you to our diversity and inclusion initiative sponsor: 

 
 

View our 2016 impact here


2018 DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SCHOLARSHIPS

WHAT IS INCLUDED?
Scholarship winners will receive one year launch membership to the EC as well as tuition to the 14-week PreFlight Program which runs 3 times per year. 

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED:
Female Founder
Veteran Entrepreneur

Social Impact
Minority Founder

Student Ambassador

TIMELINE:
Scholarships For Session 1 of 2018 will be open until January 4, 2018 at midnight. Session 2 will open on January 6. 


2017 DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SESSION 3 SCHOLAR WINNERS:

Matt McGuire Veteran Entrepreneur

Matt McGuire
Veteran Entrepreneur

Armand Hutton Minority Founder

Armand Hutton
Minority Founder

Rachael Anne Elrod Female Founder

Rachael Anne Elrod
Female Founder

 
Jamaal Wells Student Ambassador

Jamaal Wells
Student Ambassador

Emily O'Malley-Laursen Social Impact Scholar

Emily O'Malley-Laursen
Social Impact Scholar

 

View all previous diversity scholarship recipients here.

Want to be notified about upcoming scholarship opportunities? Click below and you will be sent updates!
For any questions, please contact: diversity@ec.co


INITATIVE ADVISORY BOARD:

 
AYUMI BENNETT Founder, Startup Southerner

AYUMI BENNETT
Founder, Startup Southerner

COKO EASON Founder, Milk

COKO EASON
Founder, Milk

LESHAHNE GREENHILL Co-Founder and CEO, Sagents

LESHAHNE GREENHILL
Co-Founder and CEO, Sagents

JOSE GONZALEZ Co-Founder, Conexion Americas

JOSE GONZALEZ
Co-Founder, Conexion Americas

ELLIOTT HOLT Founder and CEO,  Medi-Copy Servies Inc.

ELLIOTT HOLT
Founder and CEO,  Medi-Copy Servies Inc.

 
 
LISA HOWE Executive Director, Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce

LISA HOWE
Executive Director, Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce

JANA PARHAM Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Americas, UBS

JANA PARHAM
Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Americas, UBS

JASON MOORE Founder and CEO, Stratasan

JASON MOORE
Founder and CEO, Stratasan

DANIEL OPPONG Talent Director @ Briovation + Founder & Director @ OhanaHealth

DANIEL OPPONG
Talent Director @ Briovation + Founder & Director @ OhanaHealth

SALAAD NUR Senior Intacct Consultant,LBMC Technologies, LLC

SALAAD NUR
Senior Intacct Consultant,LBMC Technologies, LLC