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Scale your business. Sustain momentum.

 

2018 COHORT

  AIRVEL  Joe Plowman

AIRVEL
Joe Plowman

  BETAFITS  Matthew Prisco

BETAFITS
Matthew Prisco

  BETTERBOOKCLUB  Arnie Malham

BETTERBOOKCLUB
Arnie Malham

  STEMNXT POWERED BY DOYENNE360  Kristian Kimbro Rickard

STEMNXT POWERED BY DOYENNE360
Kristian Kimbro Rickard

  ENUNC8  Julia Zay

ENUNC8
Julia Zay

  EVOZEN  Julie Pinkerton

EVOZEN
Julie Pinkerton

  NODAT PLACE ADVERTISING  Aireka Harvell

NODAT PLACE ADVERTISING
Aireka Harvell

  NOKA SUPPLY CO.  Lauren Egge

NOKA SUPPLY CO.
Lauren Egge

  NPI DASHBOARD  Brian Tatro

NPI DASHBOARD
Brian Tatro

  ONLINEDONATIONS  Byron Brewer

ONLINEDONATIONS
Byron Brewer

  POSSIP  Shani Dowell

POSSIP
Shani Dowell

  RELATIONARY MARKETING  Clark Buckner

RELATIONARY MARKETING
Clark Buckner

  RIVER QUEEN VOYAGES  Annie Klaver

RIVER QUEEN VOYAGES
Annie Klaver

  ROOFING CORPORATION OF AMERICA  Eric Cromwell

ROOFING CORPORATION OF AMERICA
Eric Cromwell

  SPEC  Marcus Banney

SPEC
Marcus Banney

  SUNNY CARE SERVICES  Mollie Lacher

SUNNY CARE SERVICES
Mollie Lacher

  WE SHOULD WRITE SOMETIME  Kevin McCarty

WE SHOULD WRITE SOMETIME
Kevin McCarty

  WITH THE BAND  Sarah Beth Perry

WITH THE BAND
Sarah Beth Perry

 


2018 PROGRAM PARTNERS:

 
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WHAT IS INFLIGHT?

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s (EC) InFlight program leverages the EC’s full resource network of advisors, curriculum, and community to accelerate the growth and development of early-stage startup companies for a full year. Enrolled entrepreneurs are provided with year-round, industry-leading programming as well as ongoing support.

Program spots are limited and applications are competitive.
Participants will be engaging with the program on-site at the EC on a weekly basis.


 
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IS INFLIGHT FOR ME?

InFlight is for full-time founders in the early startup stages who are looking to significantly grow their business. While the cohort will consist of a diverse, wide-ranging group, all selected participants must fit the following criteria:

01. Founder is full-time
02. 1-3 full time team members
03. Annual revenue from $0 to $150,000

Additionally, all participants must fit the following criteria:
Desire to be part of a community of entrepreneurs committed to each other’s growth
Committed to the programs offerings and requirements


 
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HOW WILL INFLIGHT HELP YOU?

InFlight supports entrepreneurs in the critical stage following “I have a vetted idea” through “I have six figures in revenue” by providing monthly programming and ongoing support. Together, these resources will help early-stage startups build their business infrastructure and overcome unique obstacles they encounter during the entrepreneurial journey. After going through InFlight, startups will start connecting with customers and begin delivering their product to the market with a great foundation for future growth.


 
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PROGRAM STRUCTURE:

With InFlight, startups receive two main pillars of support: monthly programming and ongoing support.

Monthly Programming:

Each month, program participants go through weekly programming designed to meet the unique needs of Launch Level founders and help propel their businesses forward. Each month will cover a relevant, early-stage startup topic and curriculum will build throughout the year to provide a comprehensive experience for participants. Monthly programming includes:

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IN-CLASS CURRICULUM
Attend interactive classroom sessions featuring world-class startup curriculum taught by business leaders, industry experts, advisors, and more. Classroom sessions include, but are not limited to, startup strategy, financial modeling, financing and fundraising, leadership and management, team building, operations, marketing, branding, and sales.

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FOUNDER'S BOARD
Engage in peer learning discussions with EC alumni who have “been there, done that” and want to give back to the community. Dig deep about the issues you're working through in a confidential, judgement-free environment.

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CEO/VIP LUNCH
Learn from the experiences of successful leaders over lunch, engaging them in a confidential, behind the scenes discussion of important issues.

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MONTHLY CHECK-INS
Monthly 1x1 meetings with an EC team member committed to helping participants direct and sustain momentum while optimizing their utilization of the EC resource network.

*InFlight participants also get access to all EC member events
 including Lunchin and Learnin, EC Workshop, Member Lunchin, and more.


Ongoing Support:

Outside of regular programming, entrepreneurs get access to other support resources, including, but not limited to:

  Community   There’s strength in numbers. Leverage the collective experience, strength and hope of your cohort members and program supporters.

Community

There’s strength in numbers. Leverage the collective experience, strength and hope of your cohort members and program supporters.

  Advisor Program   A network of more than 240 successful entrepreneurs and experts committed to sharing their experience and insights to help entrepreneurs succeed.

Advisor Program

A network of more than 240 successful entrepreneurs and experts committed to sharing their experience and insights to help entrepreneurs succeed.

  Dedicated Workspace   Work from a dedicated workspace where you are surrounded by your peers and the essentials to build your business: meeting rooms, phone booths, coffee, and more!

Dedicated Workspace

Work from a dedicated workspace where you are surrounded by your peers and the essentials to build your business: meeting rooms, phone booths, coffee, and more!

  Recognition and Promotion   Program participants get to leverage the EC brand to open doors and utilize the EC’s promotional channels to get seen.

Recognition and Promotion

Program participants get to leverage the EC brand to open doors and utilize the EC’s promotional channels to get seen.


 
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EVENTS:

Throughout the year, the EC will host a minimum of two intentionally-curated events for InFlight participants designed to generate interest, showcase them to the Nashville community, and facilitate investment.

  • Startup Showcase: A startup village and pitch event showcasing program participants to more than 100 high priority guests, consisting of advisors, investors, media, and other potential supporters.

  • Unconference: A one day networking event pairing program participants with potential customers, partners, and investors, in a day full of scheduled 1x1 meetings


 
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PROGRAM COST:

 
 
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Applications for the 1st Cohort
have closed. Stay tuned for announcement of the selected teams!

 

**Payments for the program will be made in quarterly installments.
Participants will not receive capital nor will you be required to give equity.

Money Back Guarantee

We protect you from any financial risk. We back our entire program with a money-back guarantee. If you don’t think the program is worth it for you, we will always refund up to the entire amount of the prior quarter’s payment.


 
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