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For Founders

The EC’s Capital Connector is available to meet with Nashville-based entrepreneurs one-on-one and via office hours. During the initial meeting, our Capital Connector will assess the entrepreneur’s capital readiness and provide constructive feedback and guidance.

To schedule your intake, please contact Capital Connector Haley Zapolski.


For Funders

If you are an active investor looking to deploy capital, please contact Haley Zapolski. Be prepared to share details such as average check size, industry focus, past successes, and the size of your fund. All information is kept confidential and if we see a relevant match and or opportunity, we’ll connect you with a qualified entrepreneur.

Additionally, the EC is mapping debt and other non-dilutive capital resources, such as grant, need-based, or other award money. If you are a source of these types of funds, please also share with us any pertinent deadlines or parameters for application.

Upcoming Capital Events

In an effort to help entrepreneurs become capital ready, the EC is hosting a capital event once a month. All events are free and open to any local entrepreneurs.



Nashville Entrepreneur Center is proud to be one of InvestTN’s Regional Seed Fund (RSF) partners in its efforts to deploy capital to qualifying Pre-Seed and Seed stage startups.

RSF is a $28M Tennessee-focused initiative investing in startups served by 7 Regional Entrepreneur Centers across all 95 counties. Initial investments range from $25,000 to $250,000, with a target round size of $100,000 to $750,000.

Startups interested in applying for the Regional Seed Fund can click here to apply.

The team at Nashville Entrepreneur Center, including our Capital Council, are eager and willing to provide tailored application support to applicants in our area.