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The NEXT Awards recognize the entrepreneurs, startups, and entrepreneurial-minded businesses who make a significant impact on the economy in Middle Tennessee. All stages of companies, from emerging startups to well-established market movers, are celebrated during this event as contributors to making Nashville one of the best cities in the U.S. to start a business.


Each year the Nashville Entrepreneur Center inducts a new class into its Entrepreneurs' Hall of Fame. This honor celebrates visionary business leaders and companies who have laid a foundation of support and helped foster entrepreneurship in Nashville. These innovative leaders have made an indelible mark on Music City and represent both the great past and bright future of Nashville.

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2018 NEXT Awards + Entrepreneurs' Hall of Fame

November 1, 2018
Rocketown in Downtown Nashville

Event Co-Chairs: Stuart McWhorter, Dee Anna Smith and John Zarling


APPLY NOW!

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN NOW THROUGH JULY 19, 2018 AT MIDNIGHT!

Are you NEXT? Calling Nashville’s top entrepreneurs, visionaries, disruptors, and game-changers, transforming the world by turning their ideas into reality. If you are an emerging startup or an up-and-running organization dedicated to challenging the status quo by creating earth-shattering impact, this celebration is for you.


2018 SPONSORS

 
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Interested in becoming a sponsor of NEXT Awards + Entrepreneurs' Hall of Fame?
Please contact:

Anne Elizabeth McIntosh, VP of Community Investment
anneelizabeth@ec.co