Over the past 10 years, we’ve helped more than 10,000 entrepreneurs including 800 alumni who have raised over $319M in capital, generated $417M revenue and experienced over $100M in exits.

Entrepreneurial companies make up 23% of Nashville’s economy

Now serving more than 2,000 entrepreneurs annually

Alumni of our high-touch programs average an 84% survival rate


  • 800+ alumni
  • Helped 10,000+ entrepreneurs since we started
  • More than 80% of businesses that participated in our industry-focused programs are still in operation today
  • 300+ experts volunteer as part of our mentor network
  • Provided 90+ scholarships for founders of color, women, foreign-born, veteran and LGBTQ+ founders who saw cost as a barrier
  • Approx. 130-150 founders participate annually in high-touch cohorts
  • Since 2011, 27 exceptional entrepreneurs have been inducted into the Entrepreneurs’ Hall of Fame.
  • The EC partners with Google for Startups as one of 12 Tech Hubs in North America to help our local Nashville startup community thrive.
  • Dell for Entrepreneurs selected us to deliver valuable resources to Nashville’s entrepreneurial community by offering end-to-end, scalable technology solutions for growing businesses

2020 EC Annual Report

View Here

Meet the Extraordinary Entrepreneurs We Support


You are now leaving Entrepreneur Center

Entrepreneur Center provides links to web sites of other organizations in order to provide visitors with certain information. A link does not constitute an endorsement of content, viewpoint, policies, products or services of that web site. Once you link to another web site not maintained by Entrepreneur Center, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that web site, including but not limited to its privacy policy.

You will be redirected to

Click the link above to continue or CANCEL