The Nashville Entrepreneur Center (NEC) has launched the expansion of Project Music to Project Music & Entertainment (PM&E), making room for all sectors of the entertainment industry.
The program will focus on accelerating the development of entrepreneurial companies that are taking risks to solve many industry challenges. Through PM&E, companies gain access to the NEC’s entrepreneurial business education and its extensive network of C-Suite executives, successful entrepreneurs, and industry connections to foster innovation, nurture growth, and drive the future of the entertainment industry.
Applications for the 2021 PM&E program are open now through Feb. 7, 2021. Industry sectors for consideration are music, sports, e-sports, gaming, film, media, podcasting, publishing and television. Key consideration will be given to those who have exhibited innovation despite the COVID-19 pandemic and continued to grow while solving problems within the entertainment industry.
“Our objective is to unify the many assets of Nashville’s entertainment industry and increase entrepreneurs’ probability for success. The partnerships we’ve created within the business community, particularly those in music, media, tech and sports, help to meet the needs through our entrepreneurial companies,” said Jane Allen, CEO of the NEC. “We are excited to see PM&E attract all stages of entertainment entrepreneurs to Nashville, because we know our city is the best place to launch and grow businesses focused on this important industry.”
Through the 12-month program, PM&E members have access to shared entrepreneurial curriculum and industry education, community experience with same-sector business leaders facing shared challenges, and exposure to potential customers and investors. The 2021 program will also include the NEC’s partnership with A3E for the Accelerating Entertainment Technology mini-conference series—weaving future-forward research data into panels and speakers focused on the future of entertainment technology.
For more information about the Project Music & Entertainment expansion and how to apply to be part of the 2021 program, please click here.