ScaleUp Nashville Announces Third Cohort of Growing Businesses

scaleupnashville.jpg?sfvrsn=0The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, along with partners Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Pathway Women’s Business Center and Refinery Nashville, are excited to announce that, after a competitive application process, 15 businesses have been selected to participate in ScaleUp Nashville’s third cohort beginning Tuesday, Sept. 13.

ScaleUp Nashville is a six-month program funded by the Small Business Administration that assists growth-oriented small businesses as they grow revenue, build staff and expand services. Each small business owner will attend a 12-week curriculum, receive data-driven market research and opportunities to build and strengthen networks, connect with a mentor and receive a financial analysis to best determine what capital and funding is needed for success.

The program is provided at no cost to the businesses accepted. However, participants agree to ongoing program accountability and reporting, six months of regular attendance, and continued involvement with the program through mentorship, event attendance or other support.

Nashville is one of only 15 communities in the country to be awarded funding to implement the SBA's ScaleUp America initiative. The Chamber launched ScaleUp Nashville in January 2016.

If you would like to be considered for our fourth cohort, beginning in February 2017, please visit  

Meet ScaleUp Nashville’s third cohort!

Ark Content Media Management LLC
We help businesses grow. There is a flood going on in marketing, where the traditional marketing mediums are no longer effective. Ark Content is here to save businesses from the flood and take them to the "promised land" by completely managing businesses’ online footprint: social media, online reputation and search. 

The Bloomy Rind
The Bloomy Rind is a retail and wholesale purveyor of unique and small-production American artisan cheeses. 

CDP Architecture
Creative Design Professionals |Architecture, LLC is a full-service, award-winning architecture firm located in Nashville. The firm focuses on providing creative design solutions that exceed expectations and meet budgets. CDP Architecture's experience includes civic, retail, hospitality, commercial, medical, institutional, ecclesiastical, performing arts and residential projects. Creative design matters.

The Compost Company
The Compost Company is Middle Tennessee's only provider of full-service organic waste recycling and your source for all-natural compost, mulch and soil products.

Lucky Grain Designs
Lucky Grain creates artisan furniture out of locally sourced lumber and recycled materials. Our handcrafted tables are also available to rent for local events.

Mister Hats
Mister Hats is a retail hat shop. We specialize with hundreds of different hat styles. We have your classic fedora as well as pork pies, homburgs, bowlers and safaris. We also have a large selection of caps, including ivy caps, 8/4 caps and even a few baseball-style caps.

Music City Med LLC
Music City Med is a health care solution firm for both patients and providers. Our three main categories are durable medical equipment, health care IT and diagnostic testing. We focus on insurance-billable products in all 50 states.

Nashville Brand Company
Our service is focused on simplifying the search for promotional products, helping customers identify the right products and decoration methods at the right price. We follow through by suggesting the most effective process for ordering and utilizing the products for brand and event promotion.

New Inglewood Cleaners
New Inglewood Cleaners & Tailoring is a family-owned and -operated business committed to providing impeccable dry cleaning, laundry and tailoring/alteration services to Historic Inglewood, East Nashville/Madison, and the greater Nashville/Metro areas via customer-focused delivery systems, while providing civic outreach to Inglewood and surrounding communities.

Pruitt's Discount Pharmacy
Pruitt's Discount Pharmacy is Nashville's only full discount pharmacy providing the lowest prices to the self-employed, uninsured and pets. We carry a full line of prescription and OTC pet meds. We are also Nashville's premier source of Kangen Alkaline Water.

ShaveFace is all about healthy and sustainable shaving. Our "hero product," The Strop, provides the best possible shave by keeping your razor sharp, fresh and out of landfills. All of our men’s grooming products are 100 percent natural, nontoxic and contain organic ingredients.

Sweet Creations
Sweet Creations is a locally owned pie company that sells fresh-baked pies to wholesale and retail customers. Our product line consists of six varieties of three- and nine-inch pies: Southern pecan, chocolate chip pecan, jus' (like chess), peach, apple and sweet potato.

Trinii Enterprises, LLC
Trinii Enterprises is a real estate development company, redeveloping residential properties by preserving historical features in progressive neighborhoods of the city. We provide services in property management, new construction and renovation. For the last decade, we have redeveloped more than 10 properties specifically on the east and north sides of Nashville.

Turnipblood Entertainment, LLC
Turnipblood Entertainment absorbs the frustration of booking entertainment and producing private events. From an event's inception to its execution, we provide our clients a one-stop shop for all their entertainment needs. We guarantee the best entertainment at the most competitive pricing. 

Vastland Realty Group
The Vastland Realty Group serves Nashville businesses with office, industrial and retail brokerage. Our extensive knowledge of the market ensures that our clients will be presented with the options that fit their needs, while our experience in the industry protects them in the negotiations for leasing or purchases.

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