EC ALUMNI

Building a company doesn't stop at the end of a structured program such as PreFlight or an accelerator like Project Music.
The EC is dedicated to helping its alumni companies succeed over the long run by supplying continuing mentorship, programming, peer networking opportunities and more. 

FEATURES

PROGRAMMING

Alumni- specific programming (Founders Therapy, Lunch&Learn and Resources) is available to all Grow level memberships - whether graduates of EC-related accelerator programming or otherwise.  For 2016, all accelerator graduates (Project Music, 1440, Jumpstart Foundry, Social Enterprise Alliance, Healthbox and Other EC early accelerators) will be able to participate in Alumni Programming for free.  For those accelerator alumni who have active memberships, your membership will be upgraded to Grow status for the year, for free.  For other alumni companies who are not currently members of the EC, you will be allowed to join for free for the year of 2016.

#FAIL is a program series for our community of entrepreneurs and leaders who have discovered how to thrive after experiencing a failure. In an effort to embrace these hard times, the EC will invite a variety of Nashville’s most successful entrepreneurs to start the #FAIL conversation, sharing lessons from failure that have led to successes. The program begins with audience Q&A followed by small break-out discussions regarding the topics of growth and failure. #FAIL is an onsite EC program occurring every other month.


#FAIL is a program series for our community
of entrepreneurs and leaders who have
discovered how to thrive after experiencing a
failure. In an effort to embrace these hard
times, the EC will invite a variety of Nashville’s
most successful entrepreneurs to start the
#FAIL conversation, sharing lessons from
failure that have led to successes. The program
begins with audience Q&A followed by small
break-out discussions regarding the topics of
growth and failure. #FAIL is an onsite EC
program occurring every other month.

Founders Therapy is a round-table, open- dialogue discussion about issues that EC alumni companies are facing. A community leader will facilitate discussion in order to create a platform for sharing best practices and advice. Founders Therapy is an onsite EC program for alumni CEOs occurring every other month


Founders Therapy is a round-table, open-
dialogue discussion about issues that EC
alumni companies are facing. A community
leader will facilitate discussion in order to
create a platform for sharing best practices
and advice. Founders Therapy is an onsite
EC program for alumni CEOs occurring every
other month

Lunch & Learn is a workshop series featuring community experts and EC partners who discuss topics more relevant to later-stage alumni  companies; Fundraising, HR, Creating a Board, and equity compensation, to name a few. Specific guidance related to maintaining and growing a company will be delivered at this working lunch. Lunch & Learn is an onsite EC program occurring once a month.


Lunch & Learn is a workshop series featuring
community experts and EC partners who
discuss topics more relevant to later-stage
alumni  companies; Fundraising, HR, Creating
a Board, and equity compensation, to name a
few. Specific guidance related to maintaining
and growing a company will be delivered at this
working lunch. Lunch & Learn is an onsite
EC program occurring once a month.


RESOURCES

COMING SOON: best bloggers, books, videos, tools and connections. Through a combination of curation of existing content and crowdsourcing of best practice, we will deliver resources every entrepreneur needs to be successful. 


MEMBERSHIP

All alumni of our programs will receive a complimentary one-year Grow membership for 2016!
If you are an alumni of the EC (from any year and any program), please fill out the EC Alumni form below, so that we can process your free Grow membership for 2016.
If you are not an EC alumni but interested in learning more about the Grow membership, please visit the Non-Alumni page below.
To learn more about the Grow membership package, please view this PDF.