Nashville’s making noise: Could Music City be the next Tech hub?

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  1. Presence of large corporations: There’s Smile Direct Club, which has over 2,000 employees, as well as major offices opening for Lyft, Postmates, Eventbrite, IQTalent, KeepTruckin, and Eargo. Amazon is adding an Operations Center of Excellence, which will bring in over 5,000 new jobs, and where there are large corporations, there will always be a significant number of exits. For example, Nashville-based corporations like Healthstream has made 14 acquisitions since 2000, and I3 Verticals has made 10 since 2013.
  2. Number of universities: With over 20 four-year colleges and universities, 6 community colleges, and 11 vocational and technical schools — it’s clear that the Nashville area is a hub for higher education.
  3. Immigration of Talent: With an increase of 5.56% from 2015 to 2018, Nashville has experienced the 10th largest net population growth among affordable large metropolitan areas in the U.S.

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Principal @ Cultivation Capital. Rooting for underrepresented founders & those building in undercapitalized geographies.

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