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November 1st, 2016

November 1st, 2016


Entrepreneurial Mindset Business Program
Cumberland Business Incubator
November 28, 2016– An entrepreneurial mindset is essential to starting and growing a successful small business. Register for this program to understand and experience the process that enables entrepreneurs with limited resources to identify, evaluate and transform a simple idea into a sustainable success.

Know Your Fundraising Audience & Navigate Reactions Accordingly
I believe it’s truly critical to understand your investors mindsets and goals as you approach them. Angels, seed funds or growth stage firms all have varying reasons to be interested in as well as deny an investment in your company. A deep understanding of those will help sharpen your communications. Know the angles to focus on and importantly prepare you for the many, many “no’s” you will hear along the way.

Live Nation Acquires Controlling Interest in AC Entertainment
Knoxville News Sentinel
Live Nation Entertainment, the largest concert promotion company in the United States, has bought controlling interest in Knoxville’s AC Entertainment. Founded in 1991, AC Entertainment promotes the majority of the large concerts that are presented in Knoxville and manages the Tennessee and Bijou theaters.

Nashville Capital Network Could Play a Broader Role
Venture Nashville Connections
Nashville Capital Network (NCN) was founded as an Angel group in 2003, and has since evolved into and “early stage investment platform and a network of professional investors.” Since inception, NCN investors and affiliated funds have invested more than $60MM in this region’s seed- and early-stage companies.

The City That Was Saved by the Internet
The “Chattanooga Choo Choo” sign over the old terminal station is purely decorative, a throwback. Since the Southern Railroad left town in the early 1970s, the southeastern Tennessee city has been looking for an identity that has nothing to do with a bygone big band song or an abandoned train. It’s finally found one in another huge infrastructure project: The Gig.

Winter Good Makers Market
Nashville Entrepreneur Center
November 6, 2016– The Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Nashville’s Social Enterprise Alliance chapter have partnered to present Good Makers Market in an effort to support local entrepreneurs with a focus on social innovation. Our mission together is to promote these social purpose businesses to our community and in doing so, make an impact on causes around the world. This unique Nashville marketplace ensures that guests have the opportunity to make a difference in the world with every purchase made, creating a city of conscious consumers.

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