The third season of Project Music, the first-in-the nation accelerator for music-driven tech startups, begins again on January 22, 2017. And you’re not too late to apply to be part of the excitement that the program and the city that it’s in bring for 16 weeks.
Startups get a minimum of $30,000 investment in exchange for 7% equity and participate in a program truly accelerates several aspects of the startup life. From the learning curriculum, mentor guidance to establishing industry connections, Project Music will make sure to keep the beat of your company moving forward. Among many partnerships that the program has, the Country Music Association (CMA) recently agreed to extend its key partnership with the accelerator through 2018.
“We recognize the value of supporting entrepreneurs as they help to innovate and ensure the future of the ever evolving music business,” said Damon Whiteside, CMA SVP of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships. As CMA’s mission is to support the growth of Country Music globally, this program based in Nashville, the center of our industry, will help to continue to build the success of our industry.”
The Nashville Entrepreneur Center also welcomes founders from any country, and through their previous cohorts, they are well equipped to help international startups with the steps they might need to take in order to participate in the accelerator.
One other role that Nashville Entrepreneur Center is currently seeking to fill is that of an Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR) / Music Industry Lead to support the Project Music Accelerator. This EIR will function as a music industry expert, and provide strategic direction and insight for the music-specific curriculum, coaches and connections leading up to and during the program.
Deadline to apply for both positions is October 28. There is a final information session online on October 27, should you have any questions.