ScaleUp Nashville

ScaleUp Nashville is a competitive training program exclusively for Middle Tennessee’s small businesses. This six-month SBA-funded program assists growth-oriented small businesses grow revenue, build staff, and expand services.

What do you get?
  • 12 weeks of classes with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s tested curriculum
  • Opportunities to build and strengthen connections and networks
  • Three months of interest- and area-specific focus groups 
  • Featured business profile on ScaleUp Nashville’s website
  • Financial Assessment with CPAs from Pathway Women Business Center (valued at $1,000)
  • Support in capital development 
  • Membership to Nashville Entrepreneur Center (valued at $150/year)
  • Membership to Refinery Nashville (valued at $99/month)
  • Connections to relevant resources
  • Press and media support
  • Personal connections to Nashville’s leaders
Who can apply? The best-qualified candidates will:
  • Own an established small business (or be self-employed)
  • Have been in business at least two years
  • Be positioned to grow
  • Have annual revenues generally between $150,000 and $500,000.
  • Make a serious commitment to the program for six months, and continue to be involved through participation, ongoing feedback and leadership for the following three years.

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