ScaleUp Nashville Announces Second Cohort & Application Deadline for Third Cohort

scaleupnashville.jpg?sfvrsn=0The Chamber is excited to announce that 18 local small businesses have been tapped to participate in the second cohort of ScaleUp Nashville, a competitive, 12-week business accelerator program funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

As part of the training, participants work with a certified public accountant to complete a financial analysis of their businesses, meet with area-specific focus groups, and work with a mentor. Each business owner who completes the program will receive coaching focused on his or her particular area of need, such as developing a strategy for accessing capital or undergoing market research.

Could your business benefit from this intensive training? We're accepting applications for the third cohort of ScaleUp Nashville Friday, May 20, through Friday, June 24. Visit for an application and program details. Your company does not need to be a current Chamber member to apply; outreach will focus on bolstering underserved communities.

Congratulations to the participants in ScaleUp Nashville's second cohort:

Actual Food Nashville is a catering company and an eclectic event space. Owner/chef Daniel Forberg is dedicated to demonstrating freshness, quality of origin, high production standards, sustainability and flavor.

Atlas Motorworks is a custom motorcycle shop and community garage focused on enabling riders through education. Atlas' name is a nod to the entirety of motorcycle culture - all skill levels, bike types and budgets - but also reminds us that a motorcycle can take you anywhere.

Bloomfield Originals provides quality custom cabinetry to high-end homes beginning with a design concept, building and finishing, and completing the project with a timely and professional installation.

Bullhorn Media is a video production company that helps companies and nonprofits generate more leads, revenue and fundraising dollars by building a human connection to their audiences through the power of video.

Denor Brands & Public Relations is a boutique public relations, integrated marketing and brand strategy firm. It helps established businesses and brands increase visibility, engage their audiences and grow their bottom lines through compelling storytelling, dynamic visuals and strategic action.

Good Wood Nashville uses reclaimed lumber and barn wood to create works of art for clients.

Green Fleet Bikes is dedicated to helping people experience the best of Nashville by bicycle. The company started in 2009 as a bicycle courier service, and has grown to offer guided tours of the city and a full-service bicycle shop.

High Note Gifts
offers customizable specialty gifts showcasing Nashville’s unique artisan creations. Featuring 100 percent locally sourced, small-batch products, their carefully curated collections share an authentic Nashville experience nationwide.

Jake's Bakes is a warm-cookie delivery business that also offers individual cookies, custom cookie cakes and ice cream sandwiches in its retail shop on Elliston Place.

Kings Interiors is a full-service custom furniture, upholstery and window treatment manufacturer servicing commercial and residential clients.

Lovenoise is a niche marketing and promotions company that produces high-quality urban music events.

Oak Nashville creates and curates one-of-a-kind items that inspire you to reimagine your space and redefine how you live in it.

S & E African Hair Braiding has been braiding hair in Nashville for more than seven years. In response to the frequency of working with terribly damaged hair, the company launched Neta’s Natural Hair Products, made from 100 percent natural ingredients, to strengthen hair. Proceeds support girls’ education in Africa.

The Six Group, LLC, is a small business consulting firm geared towards helping companies streamline operations, increase cash flow, and develop processes and procedures.

Solace Oral Surgery focuses on providing the best oral surgery in a comfortable, caring environment. Their doctors practice a full scope of oral surgery, with expertise ranging from sinus lifts to wisdom teeth removal.

TollesonMcCoy's specialty is visual communication in the third dimension: wayfinding, identity, information design and branding.

West End Insurance is backed by more than 90 years of insurance experience in partnership with Erie Insurance and MetLife Insurance. Their philosophy is to uncomplicate insurance by helping customers understand their best options and confidently move forward in life.

Wide Open Food Company is a bottling company that produces the all-natural lines of Anything Sauces and Dizzeebyrd's Famous Spices. Their products are available online and in the Pick TN "Discover Local" section of area Kroger stores.

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