The Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) is celebrating milestones achieved by three of its current or alumni start-ups.
- Mixtroz Co-Founder Ashlee Ammons and Please Assist Me Founder Stephanie Cummings have been named as part of the second “Google for Startups Black Founders Fund.” They join 48 other start-ups and 76 alums in receiving $100,000 in non-dilutive capital as well as technical support from Google teams, and other services. More information can be found here.
- Pass It Down, the start-up founded in Chattanooga by Chris Cummings and a current participant in the EC’s “Project Music and Entertainment” program, has raised nearly $2 million from investors to create and launch Iconic Moments, the world’s first NFT (nonfungible token) marketplace exclusively for the world’s museums and cultural institutions. As described in this article, “Individuals can own a piece of history or art as an NFT while helping museums generate additional revenue, display and share pieces that are rarely on display, and build digital engagement. The museum retains ownership of the original piece while the limited-edition NFTs are generated from the original piece.”