The Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC), a not-for-profit 501(c)3 public-private partnership, was founded in 2010 as an initiative of the Nashville business community with a vision to become the best place in America for entrepreneurship. The EC’s mission is to connect entrepreneurs with the critical resources to create, launch and grow businesses. The EC community includes over 500 alumni and more than 750 members. The Center’s advisor program connects entrepreneurs to over 200 mentors, experts and industry leaders. Core programming includes community events, entrepreneur education and tech focused industry-immersion programs in healthcare (Project Healthcare) and music (Project Music).