12 episodes

Navigate, powered by the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, is a podcast dedicated to shining a light on Nashville’s entrepreneur ecosystem. EC team members and hosts Brynn Plummer and Clark Buckner interview entrepreneurs, business experts, investors, local government officials and organizations that support entrepreneurs across the city. Businesses aren’t grown in a vacuum, and neither are entrepreneurs. Nashville is unique – and there are a few special ingredients that make it a community that’s ripe with entrepreneurial success, including more than 250+ resources that exist for just one purpose – to work alongside entrepreneurs. Through this podcast, you’ll learn how successful Nashville entrepreneurs built their businesses, while meeting the people and places that support entrepreneurship throughout our city. Navigate is supported by the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Community Development and presented by the Ewing Marrion Kauffman Foundation.

Navigate: Nashville’s Entrepreneur Ecosystem Nashville Entrepreneur Center

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    • 5.0 • 56 Ratings

Navigate, powered by the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, is a podcast dedicated to shining a light on Nashville’s entrepreneur ecosystem. EC team members and hosts Brynn Plummer and Clark Buckner interview entrepreneurs, business experts, investors, local government officials and organizations that support entrepreneurs across the city. Businesses aren’t grown in a vacuum, and neither are entrepreneurs. Nashville is unique – and there are a few special ingredients that make it a community that’s ripe with entrepreneurial success, including more than 250+ resources that exist for just one purpose – to work alongside entrepreneurs. Through this podcast, you’ll learn how successful Nashville entrepreneurs built their businesses, while meeting the people and places that support entrepreneurship throughout our city. Navigate is supported by the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Community Development and presented by the Ewing Marrion Kauffman Foundation.

    Entrepreneurship for All: LIVE from Nashville Startup Shindig

    Entrepreneurship for All: LIVE from Nashville Startup Shindig

    Our ecosystem's greatest resource is the people that call Nashville home, and minority chambers of commerce are among the front lines of making our city a more equitable place for those people to shine. Minority chambers advocate, represent and connect entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities throughout the city, fighting for their voices to be heard and empowering them to thrive. To discuss their work opening doors for entrepreneurs, four minority chamber directors joined us at the EC for a live Navigate podcast recording at Nashville's Startup Shindig.

    • 56 min
    Learning from Pain: Marcus Whitney’s Steps on Turning Pain Into Success

    Learning from Pain: Marcus Whitney’s Steps on Turning Pain Into Success

    Nashville entrepreneur Marcus Whitney shares how entrepreneurs can turn pain into success. “You’re not going to get to wins and success without failures and without losses, so the most important thing is stepping out on faith and courage and confidence and doing something.” He added, “Nobody remembers all the losses anyway.... they remember the things you did that were value creating and successful.”

    • 32 min
    Be Bold w/ Pathway Women’s Business Center

    Be Bold w/ Pathway Women’s Business Center

    One of the resources we often refer people to is Pathway Women’s Business Center, which provides mentoring, education and other tools to help entrepreneurs across Tennessee, especially women and minority business owners.
    PWBC won the Navigation Partner award at the 2018 NEXT Awards for its efforts to connect entrepreneurs with resources around Middle Tennessee. As PWBC’s director, Courtenay Rogers has seen firsthand how equipping business owners with resources can help them to achieve major success, and she’s passionate about paving the way for more women and minority business owners to get plugged into Nashville’s ecosystem.

    • 42 min
    Nashville's Tech Community

    Nashville's Tech Community

    From 2012 to 2018, the Nashville tech job market grew by 30 percent, outpacing the national tech job growth by 10 percent. On this LIVE Navigate podcast episode we highlight 4 perspectives on how this growth supports our ecosystem featuring Community Health Systems’ Vice President of IS Processing and Performance Excellence Briana Alexander, MTSU Professor Charlie Apigian, Eventbrite software engineer Rainu Ittycheriah and John Wark, CEO and founder of Nashville Software School.

    • 32 min
    Humanizing Healthcare

    Humanizing Healthcare

    While the healthcare industry’s revenue is incredibly important to Nashville’s economy, people are at the heart of the equation. Entrepreneurs, mentors and investors share their reasons why Nashville is the nations healthcare capital. 

    • 31 min
    Funding Early Stage Startups

    Funding Early Stage Startups

    Professional investors account for only 3% of all startup funding. The other 97% of capital often comes from non-professionals, including sources like angel investors, crowdfunding, bootstrapping and friends and family. Phil Shmerling and Monique Villa share their experience and expertise on how early stage entrepreneurs fund their startups.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

DontMessWithLips ,

Brilliant!

If you are looking for a guidebook on the Nashville Entrepreneurial Scene, look no further.

Angelo 12345255 ,

’Funding Early Stage Startups’

Every entrepreneur needs start-up money. Where do you go to get it? This podcast explains that and a lot more. Thanks, Navigate, for an entertaining and educational podcast.

shellrene ,

Great Resource!

Nashville is an exciting place to be right now for entrepreneurs and Navigate is a great resource for our community. Interesting and well-produced, it’s a useful addition to our business landscape. Highly recommended for anyone interested in all aspects of entrepreneurship in Middle TN.

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