In the early years of the NTC, the organization operated like a true entrepreneurial endeavor, focusing on growing a base of members and providing them value. This came in the form of job market studies and professionally-produced events on topics that tech companies and IT departments of larger businesses wanted to learn about. The NTC saw a clear need to foster the growth of tech businesses in the region. The Nashville Angel Network began as initiative of the NTC and later evolved into the Nashville Capital Network.
Today, the NTC works increasingly with the regional mayors’ offices as well as the Department of Economic & Community Development for the State of Tennessee (TNECD) to develop policies to ensure access to essential infrastructure, like broadband, and to encourage access to capital.
The NTC hosted its first AdvoTECH panel discussion in May 2016 on the topic of broadband in Tennessee and Nashville, bringing together businesses that provide broadband access to consumers & business, Nashville Electric Service, and state regulator Rep. Jason Powell.
The NTC also encourages its members to participate in the numerous conversations and conferences around capital and business investment, including the 36|86 Entrepreneurship and Technology Conference powered by Launch Tennessee.
How has access to capital and infrastructur impacted your organization? Please contact Alex Curtis for more information.
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