Most Expansive, Mature Cohorts for 2020-21 Programming

Nashville, Tenn. (June 16, 2021) – The Nashville Entrepreneur Center (NEC), a nonprofit dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs and business leaders, today announced its new InFlight, Twende, and TwenFlight cohorts, the most expansive and mature cohorts of entrepreneurs to date. All three programs, which are part of the NEC’s comprehensive suite of services for entrepreneurs and business leaders, are for founders in any industry who are looking to scale their companies. The 2020-2021 cohort members for InFlight, Twende and TwenFlight are all based in Middle Tennessee.

“We are delighted to welcome our most mature group of program cohort members to date,” said Jane Allen, CEO of the NEC. “We often talk about Nashville being one of the best cities in the country to be an entrepreneur, and these new program members are a testament of that fact. And with all of them running Nashville-based companies, we’re sure to feel their impact for years to come.”

Twende is for entrepreneurs of color in Phase 1 of the entrepreneurial lifecycle in all industries looking to significantly grow their businesses and gain access to world-class curriculum, a supportive community, and individualized mentorship. The 2020-2021 cohort is the largest since the program was formed in 2019 and is the first to be primarily tech-focused.

A comprehensive list of this year’s cohort members, including their biggest ask for support, can be found here.

Below is the list of businesses that have been selected for this year’s Twende program:

A&E Coaching Group – Cathay Anderson

The Artistic Canvas – Amber Handy

Beautiqology+ Nycorya Wilson

Bring Me Home – Carolyn Benson

Christ Home Care – Sudhir (Jack) Gaur

CineSociety – ReginaMcCord

Community ConneXor – Vickie Harris

The Conflict Chick  – Dawn Stone

Creative Soulz Printing – Thomas Kelly

Culture Architecture and Design – Joseph Cole

Fairpointe Planning – Tanisha J Hall

Girl UnKnown – Alexis Hughes

Harvest In the Rain Digital – Amaliko Carrol

Kwench Juice Café – Tara Mitchner

Your Goal Concierge – Erica Kesse

Music City Mancave – Kiyona Brown

Remington Holt Consulting – Remington Holt

Southern Flare – Calvin Gatlin

TM INC. –Timothy Burkhead

TySy – Sydney Graham Sturgis

VIRT Physical Therapy – Mariana HannaTondo

360 Inventory Solutions – Florez Murrell

The NEC’s InFlight program is for businesses in Phase 2 of the entrepreneurial lifecycle. It addresses the unique challenges of startups who are looking to grow and scale, and members have access to more than 290 of Nashville’s top advisors, plus personalized, hands-on attention from Entrepreneurs-In-Residence (EIR) along with a supportive community of fellow entrepreneurs.

To be involved with InFlight, companies must have an annual revenue of at least $50,000. This year, the average starting annual revenue for an InFlight company is $780k.

Below is a list of businesses and entrepreneurs that have been selected for this year’s InFlight program:

Apto Global – Traci Snowden

CUE Audio – Ira Akers

Fairpointe Planning – Tanisha J. Hall

Filterjoy – Harry Hoover

Hafta Have – Amanda Latifi

Leverage Creative Group – David Loy & Chase Neely

Meg Languages – Matt Gambatese

Pivot Technology School – Joshua Mundy

Possip – Shani Dowell

Quality Car Buyers – Warren Steury

Songfluencer – Jonny Cloherty

TwenFlight, the NEC’s newest addition, is for businesses in Phase 1 of the entrepreneurial lifecycle and offers its members resources from both programs. Below is a list of businesses and entrepreneurs that have been selected for this year:

College Leaps – Angie Allen

Lock and Key – Tony Perrin

Polly Ann’s Tea Cakes – Monica Smith

TeqTouch – Gable Eaton

Velos Labs – Mock and Amber Abdelaal

To learn more about the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and its programs, visit their website here.

About Nashville Entrepreneur Center

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) founded in 2010 by business leaders who wanted to support the next generation of entrepreneurs and to celebrate the spirit and tenacity of the entrepreneurial community. The EC serves as Nashville’s center for entrepreneurship, supporting visionaries—from every background, in any industry, and at all phases—by connecting them to critical resources and championing their desire to change the world. Learn more about the EC by following us @entrecenter on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and at

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