Congratulations to Nathan Youssef, second-year MBA Candidate and Co-Founder of TuneHatch, for receiving the Fall 2022 Chad B. White Scholarship.
“I’ve felt so much support from the C4E and Vanderbilt community. I chose this school because of the resources available to student entrepreneurs like myself and it’s always great to see our hard work being recognized!”
The scholarship, gifted by Chad B. White, MBA 1998, provides tuition and seed funding to a second-year MBA Candidate at the Owen Graduate School of Management with a business or business concept. Recipients are chosen based on their leadership tenacity and ambition to create collaborative solutions.
Nathan Youssef, along with co-founder Christal Hector, has recently launched TuneHatch, an online marketplace for fans, artists, and venues to come together. The platform is now live in the Nashville market with several venues listing openings for musicians to book and for fans to purchase tickets.
Nathan plans to use the seed funding to hire a machine learning intern to develop key features within the platform, including a powerful algorithm to determine surging musicians and predict fan turnout at venues. The remaining money will go toward marketing and sales to acquire venue users.
Over the next year, Nathan and his team plan to listen to the needs of local musicians and venues and implement processes that simplify the nuances of booking, promoting, and ticketing with the intention to create an inclusive, community-centric platform for Nashville music events. Nathan is optimistic about his team and the marketplace infrastructure and believes TuneHatch will, “become the leading live music platform within the next 3-5 years.”
TuneHatch has also recently been selected as one of the top 50 ventures in the Baylor New Venture Competition, taking place at the end of March. Stay tuned to find out more about Nathan and his team’s performance at the competition!