Built on the belief that big ideas and the entrepreneurs behind them deserve to be celebrated, the award show will raise a glass to all rebels, visionaries, and game changers accelerating Middle Tennessee’s economy.
November 6, 2019
2019 Chairs and Committee Members:
Max Goldberg, CoOwner of Strategic Hospitality
Dee Anna Smith, CEO of Sarah Cannon
John Zarling, Music industry Executive
2018 Hall of Fame Inductees
In 2018, Nashville's entrepreneur community honored three trailblazers that have paved the way in
Middle Tennessee for the young entrepreneurs of today:
2018 NEXT AWARD WINNERS:
ENTREPRENEUR OF 2018
Michael Burcham, Narus Health
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF 2018
Josh Durham, Weighting Comforts
FAMILY BUSINESS market mover
HEALTHCARE market mover
MUSIC/MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT market mover
PRODUCTS & SERVICES market mover
Music City Tents & Events, LLC.
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE & SUSTAINABILITY market mover
TECHNOLOGY market mover
INTRAPRENEURIAL COMPANY OF 2018
FAMILY BUSINESS startup
312 Pizza Company
MUSIC/MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT startup
PRODUCTS & SERVICES startup
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE & SUSTAINABILITY startup
Game Changer Sponsor
About the NEXT Awards + EntrepreneurS’ Hall of Fame
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.