The current Nashville cohort kicked off in September 2017! Cost for the program is $265 and includes membership at the Entrepreneurial Center (EC) for the duration of the program + 3 months upon completion. We will meet every Wednesday from 5pm-8pm either at the Vanderbilt Innovation Center (the Wond’ry) or at partner locations around Nashville.
The course is specifically tailored to fit the schedules of busy professionals who have a desire to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors. The course will follow our 12 week curriculum, aimed at helping an entrepreneur develop the talents and skills required to be successful.
Experiment in a laboratory environment, where their ideas and business concepts can and will be put to the test
Engage in our 12 week curriculum that dives into helping an entrepreneur get inspired, and find the true purpose behind why they are pursuing this endeavor
Learn from seasoned mentors and advisors who have run organizations from startups to Fortune 500 companies
Connect with the resources, tools and network needed to be successful in the chaotic world of entrepreneurship.
Blake Hogan is a serial entrepreneur having co-founded Bunker Labs Austin and Nashville. Prior to Bunker Labs Hogan served as an Officer in the Marine Corps. After the Corps, he helped develop markets for green tech construction products and helped found two technology companies. In addition to his role as the Executive Director of Bunker Labs, Hogan serves at the Director of Business Partnerships for the Nashville Entrepreneur Center where he works as a “professional dot connector.
Nate CardenManaging Director
Nate graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2006 and went on to receive a Masters degree from Sciences Po in Paris, France two years later. He served as a Captain in the Medical Service Corps at Langley Air Force Base and deployed to Afghanistan as a mentor of medical logistics to the Afghan National Army. He has since been involved with a language learning tech start-up and an innovative meal service start-up.
Reed HayesDirector of Operations
Reed graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2008. After serving as an Infantry Officer in the 101st Airborne Division and deploying to Kunar Province, Afghanistan, Reed completed the Special Forces Qualification Course and became a Green Beret. As a Green Beret, he commanded a Special Forces Combat Diver Team and deployed to Jordan twice. Reed separated from the Army in 2017 and is currently a student at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management seeking his MBA.
Jamie IsabelDirector of Marketing
Jamie is a Junior at Belmont University studying Entrepreneurship and Economics with experience in marketing strategy, web design, and web development. He’s currently pursuing a career in entrepreneurship to create technology businesses within the healthcare and education industries.