Nashville Entrepreneur Center

  • Vanderbilt University

    ‘Pre-Flight’ course for startups offered to Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff

    Think you’ve got an idea that could become the next Facebook or Google, but you’re not sure how to get it off the ground? Turning ideas into action is the aim of a new, seven-week Pre-Flight course, developed by the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, and offered… Read More

    Sep. 28, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUSE lends support in $500K Kauffman partnership to encourage entrepreneurs

    Vanderbilt University School of Engineering's Innovation Center, due to open next year, will connect the university with Nashville's existing makerspaces and further encourage entrepreneurship. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced Tuesday it will partner with the city of Nashville, rewarding agencies that encourage entrepreneurship with grants to… Read More

    Nov. 17, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

    Entrepreneur Center turns attention to music startups

    Nashville’s next tech accelerator shouts Music City, and it’s looking for Vanderbilt University engineering students to answer. After five years of launching successful startups in other industries, the Nashville Entrepreneur Center is teaming with the Country Music Association for its first music-focused accelerator. Joe Galante Health care… Read More

    Oct. 19, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Nissan is fan of grads’ fantasy football stock market game

    Stadium Stock Exchange, created by mechanical engineering graduate McArthur Gill (left) and economics major Will Schreiber in their final semester at Vanderbilt, caught Nissan's attention at a ‘pitch day’ event at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center last January. Nissan offered $50,000, and has committed to a second season. SSE is a… Read More

    Jan. 17, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Students must stay to better workforce

    This column by Douglas C. Schmidt, professor of computer science, and Philippe Fauchet, dean of the School of Engineering, appeared in the Tennessean Aug. 6, 2013. Nashville is becoming known as much for its entrepreneurial and innovation endeavors as for its music. Catch the creative vibe… Read More

    Aug. 9, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Engineering student grabs first seat at VU@EC

    At just 20 years old, Vanderbilt engineering student Ben Whittle has become the first candidate accepted into the VU@EC program. Whittle and a business partner are developing a new online collaboration platform that will enable groups to brainstorm and share ideas via instant messaging or group video… Read More

    Jul. 25, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    48 Hour Launch winners plan to take ideas to market

    It isn’t exactly Shark Tank, the ABC-TV reality show with a panel of entrepreneurs and business executives called “Sharks” who consider offers from other entrepreneurs seeking investments for their business or product. It is 48 Hour Launch, the premier of a business plan competition at Vanderbilt staring 40 undergraduates who… Read More

    Nov. 14, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Entrepreneur Studio will immerse students in startup culture

    A startup culture Select students will see firsthand how local entrepreneurs unleash their startups' potential. Read More

    Nov. 12, 2012