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
- Female Founder
Awarded to a female entrepreneur OR Awarded to an entrepreneur who identifies with as female
- Veteran Entrepreneur
Awarded to an entrepreneur who has served in the military
- Minority Founder
Awarded to an entrepreneur who is a member of one of the following minority groups: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or LatinX, Pacific Islander
- Student Ambassador
Awarded to an entrepreneur who is currently enrolled in post-secondary education
- LGBT Founder (In partnership with the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce):
Awarded to an entrepreneur who identifies as LGBT
Scholarships For Session 3 have closed. Session 1 of 2019 Scholarship Apps will open in October!