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Nashville EC announces year-long Project Music Portfolio

Nashville Entrepreneur CenterThe Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) announced a new initiative yesterday named Project Music Portfolio.

“After running the Project Music Accelerator for three years, the EC, with support from CMA (Country Music Association), has created Project Music Portfolio, a program combining the best features of the original accelerator with a new model that delivers more timely and relevant value to even more entrepreneurs,” Anne Elizabeth McIntosh, EC’s Vice President of Community Investment, said in an email.

Since some of our readers are music industry-focused entrepreneurs, we wanted to pass along the details as outlined in her email.

This new, year-long program provides entrepreneurs with custom-tailored support which connects them to our extensive network of start-up & music industry advisors, network partners, and community. Project Music Portfolio is open to entrepreneurs creating, launching or growing start-ups in the music industry. Start-ups do not need to be based in Nashville, but must be able to attend four, in-person, intentionally curated events over the course of the year. This program model takes the same resources of the original Project Music accelerator program – connections, curriculum and community – but revamps how they are delivered so that they are custom tailored to each entrepreneur’s needs.

Specifically, Project Music Portfolio will contain:

  • Year-round support providing custom-tailored experiences and connections;
  • Assigned Portfolio Manager responsible for optimizing the entrepreneur’s experience and helping maintain company growth;
  • Industry-leading start-up curriculum;
  • Key industry insights;
  • Access to 180+ advisors and 50+ music-industry leaders; and
  • Connection to partners throughout the music industry and start-up landscape in Nashville.

Applications will open tonight (November 14) after the announcement and will be closing January 26, 2018. The program will run from March 1, 2018 to March 1, 2019 with 1 required event in Nashville per quarter.


Tom Ballard

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer,
Pershing Yoakley & Associates. P.C.

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