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November 2021

Nashville BrainTrust Lowdown

November 4, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
In Person

What is BrainTrust? BrainTrust is a national community of women business owners. Our members use their Vaults™ to champion and challenge one another to grow their companies to their fullest potential. We share experiences in a respectful, open, and confidential space, and we celebrate the many aspects of diversity in each of our members, staff, and partners. We are NOT a networking group or social club... rather we show up to get things done. About the event: Are you looking to…

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November Firestarter Pitches

November 15, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

A fixture of Owen programming for more than a decade, the Firestarter sessions provide a low-pressure environment where students can pitch their early-stage startup ideas. Students walk through their concept for five minutes, followed by another five minutes of Q&A. Judges from the Nashville entrepreneur community provide feedback. Each session, the judges select a winner, who receives a gift card of $500. However, the real value comes from getting feedback early in the startup process, before students have invested too…

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SPARK: Let’s Talk About Taxes

November 18, 2021 @ 7:45 am - 9:00 am

Are you needing insight for 2021 tax return preparations? During this Spark, Abby Norville, CPA and tax manager at Alexander Thompson Arnold CPA’s, will provide year-end tax tips and important information related to 2021 tax returns. Points of discussion will include the importance of reporting stimulus money received to your CPA, tax planning tips to prepare for year-end to minimize tax liability, and end-of-year tax tips for individuals and small businesses. Ignite your business at Spark! Start your day making…

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Nashville BrainTrust Lowdown

November 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
BrainTrust, Sunset Place 2400 Sunset Place
Nashville, TN 37212 United States
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Join us in-person at the BrainTrust Lowdown and learn how our members grow their businesses to $1MM 5x faster than the national average. You'll hear from BrainTrust's Founder and CEO, Sherry Deutschmann, about her vision for BrainTrust and how the company's unique peer-to-peer learning platform helps women entrepreneurs grow and scale their organizations. Space is limited! Register for free to save your spot.

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NEC Pitch for Good 2021: Consumer Goods Edition

November 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual

On Thursday, November 18th, from 12-1p the Nashville Entrepreneurship Center is hosting a virtual elevator pitch competition for Tennessee entrepreneurs in the consumer goods space. An independent panel of experts will be selecting 6 total entrepreneurs to conduct a 1-minute elevator pitch to a panel of judges and an open audience. The top voted entrepreneur in each of the following stages will be awarded a financial grant: Stage 1: $0-25,000 in revenue Stage 2: $25,000+ in revenue Crowd favorite (selected by audience)…

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December 2021

Owen Owned: APAC Entrepreneurship Panel

December 2, 2021 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 am
Virtual

Join Owen Graduate School of Management for Owen Owned: APAC Entrepreneurship Panel. Panelists include: Austin Na, MBA ‘95, Chief Executive and Chairman, O-Net Technologies; Anand Kumar, MBA ‘91, Co-founder & Partner, Gateway Partners; Prashant Khemka, MBA ‘98, Founder, White Oak Capital Management; and Xiaoyan Jiang, MBA ’01, Founder, Prime Number Capital. The panel will be hosted by Stacie Pawlicki, the Director for the Vanderbilt Center for Entrepreneurship. These incredible alumni will discuss their experience as entreprenuers in Asia and what…

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Nashville BrainTrust Lowdown – Virtual

December 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
BrainTrust, Sunset Place 2400 Sunset Place
Nashville, TN 37212 United States
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Join us at the BrainTrust Lowdown and learn how our members grow their businesses to $1MM 5x faster than the national average. You'll hear from BrainTrust's Founder and CEO, Sherry Deutschmann, about her vision for BrainTrust and how the company's unique peer-to-peer learning platform helps women entrepreneurs grow and scale their organizations. Space is limited! Register for free to save your spot.

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VINES Demo Day: Shark Tank Edition

December 4, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Wond’ry, 2414 Highland Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
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The Vanderbilt Innovation & Entrepreneurship Society (VINES) is beyond excited to host their semester-end pitch competition, Demo Day: Shark Tank Edition! Do you have an idea you want to hear honest feedback on? Do you want to practice pitching? Most importantly, is your idea going to win you $500?!   Join us to pitch in front of industry expert "sharks", polish your idea in open office hours with mentors, and take home a big cash prize! The event will be on December 4th…

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12/6: Owen Forward: Money Revolution

December 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us on Monday, December 6 from 5PM - 6PM CT for Owen Forward: Money Revolution – A Conversation with Author Shaun Rowles (EMBA'12). This event will include a panel discussion with Shaun Rowles and Professor Luke Froeb, William C. Oehmig Chair in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. Shaun and Luke will discuss Shaun's new book, Money Revolution: Fintech Disruption from Bullion to Bitcoin, which cracks open a treasure chest of history to show us why money, as we know it, is the result of frequent technological…

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NEC InFlight ’21-22 First Look

December 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Nashville Entrepreneurship Center, 41 Peabody St
Nashville, 37210 United States
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Join us on Tue, Dec. 14 to hear from the newest InFlight cohort of up-and-coming Nashville startups. Now in its fourth year, InFlight is a year-long program supporting the growth and development of high-growth startups in Nashville from any industry. During this event, each team will do a brief 1-2 minute pitch and have opportunities to connect. Register here.

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