Applications Open for EO Nashville’s Catalyst Program
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Local entrepreneurs have less than three weeks left to apply for Catalyst, an EO Nashville program created to give small business owners of all industries and background the tools, support and skills needed to thrive in today’s business environment.
“Time and again, we hear from Catalyst participants about the transformative impact this program has on their business,” said Sameera Lowe, executive director of EO Nashville. “Last year’s Catalyst group saw an average of 62 percent revenue growth and employed 60 more Nashvillians. Those kinds of results speak for themselves.”
To qualify for EO's Catalyst program, applicants must be the founder, co-founder or controlling shareholder of a business with at least $250,000 in gross revenue. Those interested in learning more can attend information sessions scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Information sessions will be held at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center at 41 Peabody and those interested can register at the following link: https://eonashville.wufoo.com/forms/catalyst-info-events-2023/.
Applications for the Catalyst program can be submitted at eonashville.com/catalyst and are due on Sunday, Sept. 24.
“EO Nashville is the largest EO chapter in the U.S., which is no surprise when you consider Nashville’s entrepreneurial spirit,” said Lowe. “Our members average $12.2 million in sales and employ 15,000 Nashvillians. With Catalyst, up-and-coming entrepreneurs get mentorship from EO members who continue to succeed and lead our city’s business community.”
The 18-month program begins with classes and workshops over the course of six months led by renowned entrepreneurs Michael Burcham and Matt Charette. Catalyst members then spend a year participating in forums, mentoring and networking opportunities. They also benefit from access to leading experts who can provide counsel and strategy support.
“Catalyst with Michael Burcham was an amazing experience. Michael gave me the tools I need to confidently move forward and scale my business,” said Danielle McGee Gibson, founder of Black Business Boom. “I walked away from Catalyst knowing that I’m not alone and that feeling of belonging is worth a million bucks!”
Event: Information Sessions for 2023 EO Nashville Catalyst Program
Dates and Times: Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 7:30 to 9 a.m.
Location: Nashville Entrepreneur Center | 41 Peabody Street Nashville, TN 37210
Description: Local entrepreneurs are invited to attend information sessions to learn more about Catalyst, an EO Nashville program created to give business owners the tools, support and skills needed to thrive in today’s business environment.
During these sessions, entrepreneurs will get insights into the 18-month program, which was specifically created for founders, co-founders or controlling shareholders of a business with at least $250,000 and less than $1 million in gross revenue.
To learn more, visit eonashville.com/catalyst.