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October 2020

Virtual: Streamlined Financials for Startups

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Virtual

Want to skillfully manage your business? Want to learn just enough accounting to be successful? Want to avoid the mistakes that drive other startups out of business? One of the biggest stumbling blocks for first-time founders is getting a handle on the numbers. We don't need to become accountants—but we do need to learn how to plan, manage, and discuss our cash flow needs. This fun (yes fun), interactive session will cover: The best financial projection slide The 3 financial…

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Virtual: Innovation Open Mic

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual

In collaboration with I-Corps South at Georgia Institute of Technology, the Wond’ry hosts a monthly Innovation Open Mic event, where aspiring innovators are invited to practice presenting their ideas and projects to a panel of entrepreneurial experts and mentors.  Whether a business, non-profit, technology, or invention, all ideas are welcome.  At the end of each event, presenters receive feedback from the mentor panel to help them improve their projects. This event is limited to presenters and mentors only.  Presenters must…

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Virtual: Coffee Talk – On Being Black in Coffee

October 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual

The Coffee Equity Lab is a new experiential learning and research lab housed in the Wond’ry’s Social Innovation Practice Area. The lab offers inspiring pathways for students to examine the pressing issues shaping our world–climate change, global trade, equity and justice–through the lens of the global coffee industry. Pilot programming for the Lab begins in the Fall 2020 semester with a lecture and workshop series in partnership with the Robert Penn Warren Center’s Scholarship of Everyday Life: Coffee series. Beginning September…

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Virtual: Going Contactless In a Post-COVID World w/ Corey Grissom

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Virtual

Diving into the importance and implementation of contactless solutions for venues, events, and small businesses. Aloompa is powering the worlds events as the leading provider of best-in-class mobile and software applications for music, food, conference and community focused events in the U.S. and abroad. At the core they are building products with meaningful data collectors and insights that draw conclusions and create actions. Aloompa's powerful Presence platform combines advanced geofencing and Bluetooth beacons to create a reaction-based digital environment at…

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Virtual: Pitch for Good – Music and Entertainment Edition

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual

The Ryman, Grand Ole Opry, the Titans, the Preds, Music Row. Music and Entertainment is in the DNA of Nashville, and we want to highlight those that are creating the next wave of innovation in these worlds. On Thursday, October 22 from 12:00-1:00p the Nashville Entrepreneur Center is hosting a virtual elevator pitch competition for Music and Entertainment founders in Tennessee. We will be selecting 6 total entrepreneurs to conduct a 1-minute elevator pitch to a panel of judges and…

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Virtual: Small Batch – Big Ideas Pitch Competition

October 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Virtual

To celebrate the opening of Mitsubishi Motors North America’s new headquarters in Franklin, TN, we bring you the Small Batch - Big Ideas Pitch Competition. In partnership with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Mitsubishi Motors North America will be highlighting the businesses that help make Nashville the entrepreneurial city it is! We’re looking for 5 companies who represent the best of Nashville’s vibrant, creative and authentic spirit to join MMNA’s Small Batch Entrepreneur Network, where you’ll have direct access to the…

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Virtual: 2020 SEC Student Pitch Competition

October 26 @ 9:15 am - 5:30 pm
Virtual

The SEC Student Pitch Competition provides a showcase for young entrepreneurs as it pits teams of students representing each SEC university against one another in an idea pitch competition. Students present their innovative business ideas to a panel of judges to determine those most worthy of a funding investment. Schedule: 9:15am - Event Welcome 9:45am - 12:15pm Round 1 Pitches 1:15pm - 3:30pm - Round 2 Pitches 4:00pm - 5:30pm Final Round Pitches and Awards Registration for this event is…

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Virtual: Building Brand Credibility and Market Share During Uncertain Times in the “It City” w/ Monchiere’ Holmes-Jones

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Virtual

Monchiere' Holmes-Jones is known for amplifying brands from brand strategy to brand experience. Monchiere's seasoned 17 years of experience in blend of agency and in-house corporate brands in major industries like tourism, automotive, gaming, healthcare, wireless, higher education, tech, quick service restaurants. Her current claims to fame includes curating brand campaigns through experiences for Tennessee State Parks, New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network, The Cupcake Collection, MetroPCS, United States Postal Service, HCA Healthcare, Hiller Plumbing Heating Cooling & Electrical, Mr. Roof…

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Virtual: CEO Story – Uncle Classic Barbershop with Amy Tanksley

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual

Hear from a local business leader about their experience throughout Covid-19, the difficult decisions they had to make, and how they see the future of their industry changing. Register on for the virtual event here.

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Virtual: Project Music Showcase

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual

For the past 6 months, eleven hand-picked startups from our Project Music program have been working intensively with the EC team, advisors, industry experts, and thought leaders. This event is the culmination of their progress so far and is a chance for you to learn about their businesses and interact with the teams. Register for the event here.

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