Social Media for Startups – Nancy VanReece Speaks at Nashville EC

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Nancy VanReece is the owner of Carpe Diem Management, where she consults on the use of social media in online story telling. She is inspired by the people around her and strives every day to tell stories creatively online. Last night, Nancy spoke at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center on social media and the keys to a strong presence online. Don’t get caught up in little details. Posts per day, length of tweets, best times to post for Facebook, etc. None of that matters if it has you so hung up that you’re A) not sharing anything at all, or B) coming across as desperate in your posts. [View … [Read more...]

The Early Rise of Nashville’s Creative Class

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This post is a continuation of a series we are doing from BarCamp Nashville. Our partner, Clark Buckner, is the owner of Buck Branding and ETPcast where he podcasts interviews with entrepreneurs from across the South.  He also takes the recording action live, traveling to events like BarCamp Nashville to record interviews with key attendees. [View Original Post...] The creative class moving forward is going to drive our economy, technology, innovation and cities. - Bryan Huddleston   … [Read more...]

Google Facilitates New North American Tech Hub Network

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In late September, Google for Entrepreneurs announced a new partnership with seven key tech hubs in North America. One of the members of that prestigious group is Nashville’s Entrepreneur Center. Moving further into the year, Google and their new partners have met to define what this partnership will ultimately look like and what it means for the companies in the seven accelerators and coworking spaces that are a part of the program. [View Original Post...] … [Read more...]

Moving Together

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For Creativity Moves Nashville we sent our content partner, Clark Buckner, over to interview key attendees at the event. In the recording below, he talks with the event’s founder Jacob Weiss, who has written for us leading up to the event, as well as a key speaker. You can listen to the live event coverage here, or head below to read Clark’s own thoughts on the event, its importance, and what it could become in the future as it continues to grow. [View Original Post...] … [Read more...]

Focus, Michael Brody-Waite at BuildIT

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Michael Brody-Waite, the CEO and co-founder of InQuicker, joined Robbie Goldsmith at this month’sBuildIT event at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. InQuicker allows ER and Urgent Care patients to wait at home to reduce time spent in hospital waiting rooms and allows patients to schedule doctors visits online. In the interview, Michael shared his desire to build a great company, not just a big one. While doing so, maintaining his faith and giving back to society remained critical. [View Original Post...] … [Read more...]

Incrowd Capital Launches in Nashville

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Phillip Shmerling launched his new business, InCrowd Capital as a new form of angel investing that allows those with the money, but very little experience in investing, to get in the game. Many have thought, and misreported, that he is building a crowd funding platform, when that is not the case. This new business is still only for accredited investors and is private. Take a look at the full post for more information on Shmerling's brilliant new way of investing. [View Original Post...] … [Read more...]

Nashville Health Care Council Hears from Two Healthbox Startups

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The Nashville Health Care Council is a partner of Healthbox Nashville. They met to share with the community the plans of Healthbox and a few of their companies, Clariture and eClinic. Healthbox founder and CEO, Nina Sharif told their history including the ways they are revolutionizing the health care market by bringing an accelerator model to it. [View Original Post...] … [Read more...]

Julia Polk Joins W Squared

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One of Nashville’s premier entrepreneurial advisors is taking on a new role. Julia Polk today announced her new post as the Senior Vice President of Early Stage Ventures at W Squared. Based in Brentwood, Tennessee, W Squared currently offers a wide range of outsourced back office operations for technology and healthcare companies. The company has had great success in the last year with rapid growth, making the recently released Inc 500|5000. With this momentum, W Squared is now offering its services to early stage companies to ensure the right path from the beginning. “We intend to create a … [Read more...]

Why Google Chose Nashville’s Entrepreneur Center

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Google for Entrepreneurs has built a seven part network of entrepreneurial hubs across North America. The Nashville Entrepreneur Center gains great value from being included within that network, including to access to the resources of Google and the other hubs around the nation which each bring expertise across a variety of industries. [View Original Post...] … [Read more...]

The “Entrepreninjas” Fly Tomorrow!

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EC Director of Partnerships, Jared Marquette, on why the EC wants to be a part of Red Bull's Flugtag Event: “Here at the EC we ask so many people to take big risks and put everything out there working hard to make things happen on a daily basis, and because they are successful we here in the office are successful. I get to stay safe in the office because of they are out risking everything everyday. This is my risk.” [View Original Post...]   … [Read more...]