NASHVILLE – October 13, 2021 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) will host its first event in a new series called #BuildTN Conversations in an effort to highlight the startups and technology-based businesses across Tennessee. This event will be held for a limited number of people in-person with the general public invited to join online. It is hosted in partnership with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s Twende program and the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM).
“Percy is one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time,” said the program’s moderator Dan Weisman of AllianceBernstein. “As an entrepreneur and former music executive, I have been a fan of Percy’s since I was in middle school, and I admire his journey of using the music business as a resume builder for the subsequent chapters of his life and career. I look forward to this ‘fireside chat’ about his journey as an entrepreneur and what advice he has for other Tennessee entrepreneurs trying to do the same.”
The event will be an intimate conversation with Percy Miller (aka Master P). A new semi-transplant in Nashville, he will share his journey as an entrepreneur and investor and why he chooses Tennessee to continue to expand his business opportunities as his son embarks on his collegiate path at Tennessee State University.
In partnership with Twende, a statewide accelerator for founders of color, three participants in the Twende cohort will have an opportunity to join Miller on-stage for a question and answer session.
LaunchTN’s new #BuildTN Conversations program series will offer Tennessee’s entrepreneurs real-world insight on starting a business and getting funded. Through the #BuildTN series, LaunchTN will offer Tennessee startups a larger community where they can engage with the state’s entrepreneur ecosystem in between its annual flagship 3686 event.
“We are excited to continue being an unwavering conduit for innovation in the state by inviting Tennessee’s growing entrepreneur ecosystem to these unique conversations. From public-private partnerships, investors, startups, minority-owned, veteran, rural and disabled business owners all are invited to join us for this LaunchTN event series,” shares Ashley Currie, Marketing & Communications Director at LaunchTN.
The event will be livestreamed from the National Museum of African American Music and registration is free to tune-in virtually. Learn more here: https://launchtn.org/buildtn-conversations/.
What: First #BuildTN Conversation event with Percy (Master P) Miller
Who: Launch Tennessee, NEC’s Twende Program and the National Museum of African American Music
When: Friday, October 22 at 12:30pm CST
Where: Virtual – link to register – https://launchtn.org/buildtn-conversations/
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LaunchTN is a public-private partnership with a vision to make Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation. Our mission is to empower a high-functioning network of resources focused on core priorities that support Tennessee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Through our network of Entrepreneur Centers and partner organizations across the state, LaunchTN fosters collaboration among entrepreneurs, the private sector, capital sources, institutions, and government to offer entrepreneurs what they need to succeed and stay in Tennessee to build companies and create jobs.
About Percy Miller:
Percy Miller aka Master P is an entrepreneurial businessman, philanthropist, music mogul, producer and entertainer. He is the founder of No Limit Records selling over 100 million units worldwide independently. Miller is Founder and CEO of P. Miller Enterprises, establishing himself as a savvy businessman with a range of investments and interests beyond music.
Percy Miller is a serial entrepreneur and believes ownership is the way to success. He created numerous products and brands such as Uncle P rice, pancake mix and syrup; Icon Noodles and potato chips; LA Great Beverages; Moneyatti clothing and shoes; Master Clean Life household cleaning products; television shows and movies. In addition, he has played for two NBA teams: Charlotte Hornets and Toronto Raptors. He encourages others to own and have control over their careers and, ultimately, their livelihoods. His most important endeavor is philanthropy; he founded the Team Hope Foundation, servicing at-risk youth and senior citizens in communities across the US.