High-Growth Accelerator


Our InFlight program, 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.

Applications will open up for the 2024 Cohort on October 1, 2023.


Driving the Future of Nashville Startups

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 in the form of regular Founders Board gatherings
  • Connection to Nashville business leaders, alumni, and mentors
  • Personalized, hands-on attention through a dedicated case manager and guidance from Entrepreneurs-In-Residence
  • Access to a Capital Concierge to help review readiness for pitching investors
  • Specific working sessions to focus on a business problem relevant to you
  • Led by proven Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs)

Cohort meetings happen every Tuesday from 2:00pm – 5:00pm, between January 9 and May 7, 2024.


A full schedule and curriculum is below.

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: $299 per month (five month commitment)

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

Applications for the 2024 cohort of InFlight will open on October 1, 2023!

Program Timeline and Schedule
Tuesday, January 9: Program Essentials
Tuesday, January 16: Leadership Style & Strengths
Tuesday, January 23: Business Model Canvas
Tuesday, January 30: Ideal Customer Profile / Product Market Fit
Tuesday, February 6: Sales Goals, Processes, Tools, & Planning
Tuesday, February 13: Marketing and Branding
Tuesday, February 20: Product Development & Pricing
Tuesday, February 27: Financial Management & Modeling
Tuesday, March 5: Building, Managing & Motivating Teams
Tuesday, March 12: Off for spring break
Tuesday, March 19: Capital Access
Tuesday, March 26: Founders Board
Tuesday, April 2: Working Session
Tuesday, April 9: Founders Board
Tuesday, April 16: Working Session
Tuesday, April 23: Founders Board
Tuesday, April 30: Pitch Prep Week – No Meeting
Tuesday, May 7 (4:00-8:00PM): Investor and Customer Pitch Night

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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