The Nashville Area Chamber and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center are proud to announce the finalists for the fifth annual NEXT Awards. These awards recognize outstanding businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Middle Tennessee.

The NEXT Awards honor companies and individual entrepreneurs in five business categories that are vital to the Middle Tennessee economy: health care; technology; digital media and entertainment; social enterprise and sustainability; and products and services. Individual awards will also be given for Entrepreneur of the Year and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Please join us Thursday, Sept. 17, for a celebration of these finalists. Winners will be announced during the NEXT Awards event Thursday, Nov. 19.

2015 NEXT Award Finalists

Digital Media & Entertainment

  • Make It Pop Creations, LLC
  • Talkapolis
  • The Mountain
  • Titan Web Marketing Solutions


  • Caddis Interactive
  • FoxFuel Creative
  • SnapShot Interactive
  • StyleBlueprint, LLC

Market Mover

  • DWP Live
  • Nashville Armory
  • Nashville Ballet
  • Rural Media Group

Health Care

  • Atlas Health Technologies, Inc.
  • Healthcare MarketMaker
  • MEDarchon
  • Nashville TMS


  • Bernard Health
  • Jones Therapy Services
  • MediCopy
  • ProviderTrust, Inc.
  • Stratasan

Market Mover

  • Addiction Campuses
  • EnableComp
  • Entrada
  • Neighborhood Health

Products & Services

  • 6th Man Movers
  • Batch Nashville
  • Joyride
  • Montgomery & Associates Insurance and Financial Services


  • A Head For Profits
  • Frothy Monkey
  • Music City Tents and Events
  • TechnologyAdvice

Market Mover

  • A. Marshall Family Foods, Inc.
  • Acme Feed & Seed
  • Advance Financial
  • Tortola Advisors, LLC

Social Enterprise and Sustainability

  • Good.Must.Grow.
  • PRO Employment, a social enterprise by Project Return
  • The Contributor
  • The New Beginnings Center


  • Conexión Américas
  • Knowledge Academies, Inc.
  • Thistle Farms, Inc.

Market Mover

  • Aerial Development Group
  • LEAD Public Schools
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
  • The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee


  • Ciblee Solutions
  • LogicFI, Inc.
  • LunarLincoln
  • Overdog


  • Concept Technology
  • NSG
  • Rustici Software
  • Virsys12

Market Mover

  • Atiba
  • Bedroc
  • LPS Integration

Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Steve Curnutte, Tortola Advisors, LLC
  • Sherry Deutschmann, LetterLogic
  • Tammy Hawes, Virsys12
  • Dan Hogan, Medalogix
  • Elliot Holt, MediCopy
  • Tom Morales, Acme Feed & Seed

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Josh Durham, Weighting Comforts
  • Blake Mankin, Mr. B’s Rap App
  • Grace McCaw, FitAble
  • Channing Moreland & MacKenzie Stokel, EVAmore
  • Sam Saideman, Innovo Management, LLC