Driving the Future of Nashville Startups

Our InFlight program, offered in two cohorts per year, addresses the unique challenges of startups in Phase 2 of the Entrepreneur Lifecycle. During this critical phase of the entrepreneurial journey, businesses and founders accelerate success while establishing a solid foundation. InFlight is most beneficial for Nashville-based, high-growth founders in any industry with a minimum of $50,000 in annual revenue, a small team, and solid market traction.


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We are accepting applications for Session 2 of InFlight until June 30th. Application review will begin on April 1st. Session 2 begins on September 5th, 2023. 


Cohorts have averaged 57% revenue growth

50 Entrepreneurs Served to Date

Founded in 2018

Support for Growing Businesses

InFlight is an accelerator-level program featuring weekly programming and ongoing support. Highlights include:

  • Interactive classroom sessions featuring world-class curriculum
  • A supportive community of entrepreneur peers
  • Connection to Nashville business leaders, alumni, and over 290 mentors
  • Personalized, hands-on attention through a dedicated case manager and guidance from Entrepreneurs-In-Residence

Hear from our Community

“Even as an experienced entrepreneur, the EC’s In-Flight Program provided BetterBookClub invaluable insights for strategy, helpful perspective on customer preferences, and multiple options for growth that were previously unseen and unavailable to us.  We found the collaborative nature of the program, the steady pace of learning, and the energy of the entire EC to be particularly helpful on our journey.”
– Arnie Malham, BetterBookClub (InFlight 2018)

Cost: $1,275 per quarter

Participants will not receive capital nor will you be required to give equity.

Interested in InFlight?

Applications for the 2023 cohort of InFlight are now open!

Cohort 1
January 3, 2023 – August 22, 2023

Cohort 2
August 29, 2023 – March 28, 2024


  1. Submit your application to join InFlight 2023. Applications for Session 2 close on June 30th, 2023.
  2. Contact Jeremy Raley or check out this flyer for more information.
  3. Sign up for Good Company, the EC’s newsletter, to stay in the know about what’s going on at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.

InFlight Entrepreneurs-In-Residence

Our entrepreneurs-in-residence support cohorts throughout their time in the program with dedicated mentoring, introductions, and support from the perspective of someone who has “been there, done that.”

Beth Chase, Founder of c3/consulting | Beth Chase is a serial entrepreneur, board director and community leader. She was the founder and CEO of c3/consulting, growing the firm to the largest in Middle Tennessee prior to merging with Ankura Consulting Group. Beth has collaborated with Fortune 500 and private equity teams in an array of industries including healthcare, financial services, supply chain/logistics, and technology.

Katherine McElroy, Career Start-up Executive with c3/consulting | Katherine has spent her career in various executive roles growing start-ups. As a management consultant and operations leader, she was one of the original partners at c3/consulting. Before c3, she was CIO and on the leadership team that grew TCS Management Group to be the industry leader of workforce management software prior to its acquisition by Aspect Software.

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