Dakota Simpson Appointed as Vice President of Programs at Nashville Entrepreneur Center

October 30, 2023 / Share:

NASHVILLE, TN – [Oct 30] – Nashville Entrepreneur Center (NEC) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Dakota Simpson as the new Vice President of Programs. In this pivotal role, Dakota will be at the forefront of NEC’s mission to empower and elevate entrepreneurs by overseeing the strategic direction and implementation of their six accelerator programs. His vast experience and unwavering dedication to the entrepreneurial ecosystem make him a valuable addition to the NEC team.

Embracing the NEC’s mission of increasing the likelihood of success for all entrepreneurs, Dakota Simpson will bring his unique blend of skills and leadership to NEC’s accelerator programs. These programs are essential in nurturing the growth of startups and ensuring the sustained success of entrepreneurs in Nashville and beyond.

Dakota is poised to lead a passionate team of educators and change agents, who will work tirelessly to provide entrepreneurs with the tools, resources, and mentorship needed to flourish in the ever-evolving business landscape.

Dakota Simpson said, “I am honored to join the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, an organization that embodies the spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship, and community. I’m thrilled to be part of this remarkable team and look forward to contributing to our mission of connecting entrepreneurs with critical resources to create, launch and grow businesses.”

Prior to joining the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Dakota Simpson embarked on a remarkable entrepreneurial journey of his own, which has given him firsthand insight into the challenges and opportunities that entrepreneurs face. Additionally, he served as the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Tennessee Department of Human Services, where he honed his skills in strategic planning and public service.

According to Sam Davidson, CEO of Nashville Entrepreneur Center, “We are excited to add Dakota to our team and look forward to his efforts in helping so many entrepreneurs start and grow their ideas. His wealth of experience and his passion for fostering innovation will be instrumental in driving our mission forward.”

Dakota’s leadership will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in advancing the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s commitment to promoting entrepreneurship, creating jobs, and fostering economic growth in the Nashville community.

Nashville Entrepreneur Center (NEC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) founded in 2010 to serve as Nashville’s center for entrepreneurship, supporting visionaries from every background, in any industry, by connecting them to critical resources and championing their desire to change the world. Over the past 10 years, the NEC has helped more than 14,000 entrepreneurs, including 1,000 alumni, who have raised over $319M in capital, generated $417M in revenue and experienced over $100+M in exits. Learn more about the NEC by following @entrecenter on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and at www.EC.co.

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