Six Startups Selected to Join Tennessee’s FinTech Accelerator

Project FinTech, a statewide network and accelerator program, announces it’s second cohort. 

“We are thrilled to welcome this innovative cohort to our community,” said the NEC’s CEO, Sam Davidson.“ These companies bring unique, cutting-edge fintech solutions. By providing resources, mentorship, and connections, we foster their growth and drive the fintech industry’s development across our state. This cohort embodies our community’s spirit of innovation and collaboration. We’re excited to support their success.”

Based in Nashville, Tenn., Project Fintech is a 4-month accelerator that provides pre-seed and seed-stage startups access to subject-matter experts, curriculum, mentorship and the benefit of community. The program welcomes builders in all fintech sectors, providing a comprehensive curriculum tailored to meet the unique needs of early-stage companies who are changing the way consumers bank, borrow and buy.

2024 Project Fintech Cohort:


Founder: Arjun Sahgal

New York, NY


B2B Activate

Founder: Aaron Smith

Franklin, TN



Founder: Liran Eliner

New York, NY



Founder: Alfred Milan

Memphis, TN



Founder: Kamal Singh and Thor Jensen

Vancouver, BC



Founder: Lacie Thorne

Nashville, TN


“We are committed to helping each founder grow their business by providing personalized support, timely resources, and expert mentorship,” said Dakota Simpson, VP, programs at NEC.Our goal is to ensure every entrepreneur in our program has the tools they need to succeed and make a lasting impact.” 

Special thanks to Founding Partner First Horizon for helping make this program possible.

Learn more about Project FinTech by visiting or contacting Dakota Simpson, VP, Programs at Nashville Entrepreneur Center.


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